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Posted 11 August 2009 - 09:29 PM

results for day two?

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:04 PM

results for day two?

Here you go:

http://www.mothworld....org/?q=node/42

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:21 PM

Great work Clean!

FYI, in a couple of the vids, a black/red Bladrider with McLube on the sail is being talked about as Jonathan McKee. Its not, its Gerold from Germany who is chartering Jonathan's old boat and struggling a little.

Jonathan is in a Black/white Bladerider with McLube on the sail.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:32 PM

Great job Clean and Nige-whats going on with Veal?

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:51 PM

Rank Nat SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 CrewName Total Nett
1st AUS 3456 Nathan Outteridge 3.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 (4.0) 2.0 2.0 16.0 12.0
2nd USA 3281 Bora Gulari 6.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 (11.0) 1.0 1.0 25.0 14.0
3rd SUI 3387 Arnaud Psarofaghis 4.0 4.0 (6.0) 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 27.0 21.0
4th GBR 3381 Simon Payne 2.0 5.0 2.0 (7.0) 1.0 6.0 6.0 29.0 22.0
5th USA 3391 Dalton Bergan 1.0 3.0 (7.0) 2.0 6.0 7.0 4.0 30.0 23.0
6th AUS 3455 Rohan Veal 5.0 6.0 4.0 6.0 (9.0) 4.0 5.0 39.0 30.0
7th AUS 3383 Scott Babbage 7.0 (44.0 DNF) 5.0 5.0 2.0 5.0 7.0 75.0 31.0
8th NZL 3328 Kevin Hall 8.0 7.0 9.0 9.0 13.0 (14.0) 11.0 71.0 57.0
9th USA 3451 Brad Funk (22.0) 12.0 8.0 10.0 14.0 8.0 8.0 82.0 60.0
10th AUS 3380 Andrew McDougall 9.0 8.0 12.0 15.0 8.0 (42.0 OCS) 10.0 104.0 62.0

http://www.mothworld...thWorlds1.7.htm

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:52 PM

I just looked over the videos we got with Bora, Bear, and Chris Williams, and they are just sick! We shot the entire final leg of Race 7 with a super dramatic come from behind victory by Bora, and somehow the little camera kept up with it pretty much the whole leg. I can't wait to get it up. In the meantime,

Race 5 Top Mark:





Second group around:






Race 5 Finish:





Matt Pistay in between races:



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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:11 PM

Race 6 Start:





Race 6 Bottom Mark:






And then we drew "ferry duty" and escorted the stern wheeler across the lake.




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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:14 PM

Here's the final race, shot from the shore. We jumped off the boat after race 6, jumped in the car, hauled over to the Pavilion, loaded files onto computers and started the upload process until Kristin Couvreux texted me that "in warning." I made it back just in time to shoot the top mark - pretty frantic shit, but it seemed to work. Also just previewed a video of Bora and Chris pulling their boats behind the subaru - a skateboard, two moths and three people make an odd train.



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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:25 PM

I also would like to know what's up with Veal?,and is the mach 2 that fast?or is it bora?thx!

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:43 PM

DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETROIT IN THE HIZZLE

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:46 PM

So this is the video we were going crazy about, and maybe it's just because we were all there, but it is fucking rad to watch. Tell me if I'm nuts. Also imagine 40 people in bleachers behind you cheering and oohing and aahing - there may not be many events with that extra factor, but there damned well should be!

The class AGM is right now happening under the tent. I left them alone so they could speak more freely, and so I could get this video up, but I hope to hell they do something simple but hugely important for spectators, both live and on video: Require skipper names on the sail.

Anyways, here's Bora Gulari and Nathan Outteridge battling at the last rounding and down the last run of Race 7. as you can see in the results, Bora is 2 points behind Nathan - and considering that he capsized twice in the lead of his 6 and 3, he's right there. It's hugely exciting for not only good friends like Mer and I, but for his mom, who's here all week, and the assembled spectators on the shore. Great shit.


Here's the video:



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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:55 PM

Geez,that was tremendous!

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:01 AM

I also would like to know what's up with Veal?,and is the mach 2 that fast?or is it bora?thx!


Well, the winning boat is Nathan on a Bladerider, but there's little doubt that Bora is faster both in a straight line and boathandling. There are too many "if only I" scenarios in racing, but Bora capsized once on course side of the finish line in the lead and once at the final top mark in a big lead in moderate conditions. These were easy wins, if there ever is such a thing...

That would give Bora 5 bullets in 7 races.

I told him not to read SA until the end of the Worlds, because the pressure has to build, and he's been so loose other than a couple of brain farts. Hopefully he can stay that way. Nothing against Nathan, but Bora's our boy, and a part of this community for a long time.


Here's Glenn Raphael and Chris Graham, sort-of Team Puma riders.




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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:11 AM

We'll track down Rohan and Nathan Thursday hopefully, the one time we asked Veal for an interview he was up to his eyeballs in boat work, and we understand that. Nathan isn't around much, but we're looking forward to speaking to him. He's pretty gifted, that's for damned sure. What'd one guy say today? "God really loves Nathan."

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:15 AM

For all you people who've run regattas, remember how you looked for local news coverage to justify sponsors parting with their money, and to build interest for your club and class? It's not easy to find a reporter or editor that gives a crap, but this video from Portland TV station KGW and the TV channel that ran it show off what's really the ultimate local media goal. The boys and girls at CGRC know what they're doing, that's for sure - and it's a pleasure. And the boat and people it attracts - well, they make it a bit easier.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:18 AM

Photos from today--races 5 & 6

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:22 AM

Here's the kid - the youngest sailor here. Chris Graham, 2007 Opti World Champion, with no more than a few days in the boat, and sailing on the very new and tiny Assassin, built in NZ.





And now it's time to laugh. Watch this video of SimonS's subaru towing Bora, his boat, Chris Williams on a skateboard, and his boat. Cracking jokes the whole way.


Just awesome.




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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:25 AM

Headed back to the hotel to do some work on the front page, and maybe to party later. Thanks for tuning in! We'll post some more in this thread tonight, but tomorrow is a lay day, so we'll be back on Thursday with more coverage. We got a great offer to sit on top of the biggest building in Stevensen, which would give us a more-or-less complete view of the racing along with a dedicated T-1 line run to us. We are likely going to give it a shot and see how you like watching it all live. Might be boring, might be great - as always, only one way to find out.

See ya later, and thanks to Mach 2 Boats and Point Loma Outfitting for supporting this coverage, which just became VERY EXCITING!

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:36 AM

So this is the video we were going crazy about, and maybe it's just because we were all there, but it is fucking rad to watch. Tell me if I'm nuts. Also imagine 40 people in bleachers behind you cheering and oohing and aahing - there may not be many events with that extra factor, but there damned well should be!

The class AGM is right now happening under the tent. I left them alone so they could speak more freely, and so I could get this video up, but I hope to hell they do something simple but hugely important for spectators, both live and on video: Require skipper names on the sail.

Anyways, here's Bora Gulari and Nathan Outteridge battling at the last rounding and down the last run of Race 7. as you can see in the results, Bora is 2 points behind Nathan - and considering that he capsized twice in the lead of his 6 and 3, he's right there. It's hugely exciting for not only good friends like Mer and I, but for his mom, who's here all week, and the assembled spectators on the shore. Great shit.


Here's the video:


Good stuff.... now that is how to get coverage for your class, race somewhere where you can be seen!

Good work

:lol:

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 01:09 AM

For the non-registered guests, i'm not sure if you can see photo thumbnails on the photo posts, or just file names. If it's the latter, please register as a member. It's free, we don't take any info besides your email address, and it lets you post if you dare.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:06 AM

Think I'm going to come and get my car back - more fun there than back here in hot sweaty NYC... Clean, Bora - spent the afternoon with Carrie and Mischa and have two HUGE bags of Magic Marine MX2 gear to clothe us through M24 Worlds. Very cool looking stuff. Cya

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:11 AM

Anyone care to elaborate on this "Boom of doom" we keep hearing about?

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:25 AM

Think I'm going to come and get my car back - more fun there than back here in hot sweaty NYC... Clean, Bora - spent the afternoon with Carrie and Mischa and have two HUGE bags of Magic Marine MX2 gear to clothe us through M24 Worlds. Very cool looking stuff. Cya

Come on over! It's gorgeous here, and I'm sure B would love to see ya! And looking forward to your shiny new duds. going to traditional native salmon dinner now, prepared by native americans, who were splitting firewood wen we left.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:45 AM

Anyone care to elaborate on this "Boom of doom" we keep hearing about?


Further development of this I believe,

http://3.bp.blogspot.../Boat 3 125.jpg

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:51 AM

Anyone care to elaborate on this "Boom of doom" we keep hearing about?


Further development of this I believe,

http://3.bp.blogspot.../Boat 3 125.jpg


haha, i assumed they were using an actual boom

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 03:04 AM

Think I'm going to come and get my car back - more fun there than back here in hot sweaty NYC... Clean, Bora - spent the afternoon with Carrie and Mischa and have two HUGE bags of Magic Marine MX2 gear to clothe us through M24 Worlds. Very cool looking stuff. Cya

Come on over! It's gorgeous here, and I'm sure B would love to see ya! And looking forward to your shiny new duds. going to traditional native salmon dinner now, prepared by native americans, who were splitting firewood wen we left.


Clean,

Way to go on the great coverage. Bringing the future of sailing to everyone - Here and Now! That salmon dinner across the river is ridiculous. Enjoy.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:27 AM

I'm really enjoying the coverage SA & mothies are putting together. The otw anarchy interviews, race footage, photos, tweets & results are awesome.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:04 AM

Thanks folks - cool to have people from so many great places watching!

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:21 AM

Anyone care to elaborate on this "Boom of doom" we keep hearing about?


Further development of this I believe,

http://3.bp.blogspot.../Boat 3 125.jpg


haha, i assumed they were using an actual boom


It is- the Mach2 boom is just narrow enough to get your mouth around.

Rumor has it that the 'mast of doom' will be out at the final party.... So I have ordered 2 more kegs.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:25 AM

Day 2 Press release:

http://www.mothworld....org/?q=node/45

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:30 AM

Here's the kid - the youngest sailor here. Chris Graham, 2007 Opti World Champion, with no more than a few days in the boat, and sailing on the very new and tiny Assassin, built in NZ.


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And now it's time to laugh. Watch this video of SimonS's subaru towing Bora, his boat, Chris Williams on a skateboard, and his boat. Cracking jokes the whole way.


Just awesome.


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Slight correction - that is Chris Steele, the 2007 Optimist World Champ.

Chris Graham is the shiny glasses wearing Boro (not Bora) fan from UAE.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:14 AM

posting snapo's in this thread sucks....

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:37 AM

Can I ask if there are more than 10 people racing? Was mentioned to me by another competitor and it seems that the top guys are getting the lions share of the photographs. They are certainly in another league from the rest of us and certainly spectacular to watch and very photogenic, but would be nice to have your pic taken. Out of all the photos, only seen 2 of myself by all the photographers and they were in group shots. Just a personal observation.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:43 AM

Clean - nice job with the race 7 final leg vid. THAT's a sailing vid, right there!

The key moment was when you said, "let's follow these two down to the finish" and then did so, with insightful comments too. That's when it became a video of some racing, not just another sailing vid. I liked that by spending time with these two boats only, you could then sort of tell WHY they were gybing each time as well. The only problem was that the "money shot" was a bit fluffed - You didn't quite know when the finish was or who had won. I guess that's because it was about 2 miles away though. You can't have everything. Maybe the Ed should buy you a bigger zoom!

The easy option would have been to stay on the top mark. Kind of like "let's watch the fleet going round the mark." Then it becomes a nice family album of the whole fleet and maybe at best the viewer can see differences in sailing styles or watch the standard falling as the fleet goes by, but it's not a video of any racing. Trouble is, this happens all to often, to cater for non-sailors, or to keep everybody in the fleet happy but it's of limited interest to good sailors who are interested in watching some racing.

I guess a mix of both styles of coverage would be good.

I don't know anyone in the moth fleet but I found the vid really interesting. From just watching the vid, in my very humble (and limited) opinion, Bora seemed to have a smoother style and was super-quick all round. Nathan's tack at the top mark was amazing. He was on the new side whilst still head to wind and seemed to get a boost out of letting the rig come down hard to weather on the new tack.

Above all, I want one now!

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:36 AM

We'll track down Rohan and Nathan Thursday hopefully, the one time we asked Veal for an interview he was up to his eyeballs in boat work, and we understand that. Nathan isn't around much, but we're looking forward to speaking to him. He's pretty gifted, that's for damned sure. What'd one guy say today? "God really loves Nathan."

I think Nathan was around 12 when I first met him, he was pretty good then.

Back then it was Nathan W followed by Nathan O. Both 2008 Olympians.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:40 AM

hey Clean, which "wind app" were you talking about, there are 2 in the store ... Wind meter and Wind Speed.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:49 AM

You guys are definitely raising the bar for event coverage ...

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 01:34 PM

Alan -

Awesome work! Race 7 final leg coverage was perfect. Tell your sponsors that it was a wise investment. I want a boat! I was thinking about a 505 this winter, but to hell with Miller! Maybe we all get 'em and start a little swarm.

See you back in Charleston.....

Go the Bora!

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:53 PM

Why do they sail with the w/ward heel upwind, but fairly flat downwind?

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 03:26 PM

Can I ask if there are more than 10 people racing? Was mentioned to me by another competitor and it seems that the top guys are getting the lions share of the photographs. They are certainly in another league from the rest of us and certainly spectacular to watch and very photogenic, but would be nice to have your pic taken. Out of all the photos, only seen 2 of myself by all the photographers and they were in group shots. Just a personal observation.


what's your sail number?

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 03:56 PM

Can I ask if there are more than 10 people racing? Was mentioned to me by another competitor and it seems that the top guys are getting the lions share of the photographs. They are certainly in another league from the rest of us and certainly spectacular to watch and very photogenic, but would be nice to have your pic taken. Out of all the photos, only seen 2 of myself by all the photographers and they were in group shots. Just a personal observation.


what's your sail number?


3345

Otherwise the coverage is fantastic

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 04:35 PM

Why do they sail with the w/ward heel upwind, but fairly flat downwind?


More righting moment and using the horizontal to reduce leeway - neither of which are needed downwind.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:09 PM

Can I ask if there are more than 10 people racing? Was mentioned to me by another competitor and it seems that the top guys are getting the lions share of the photographs. They are certainly in another league from the rest of us and certainly spectacular to watch and very photogenic, but would be nice to have your pic taken. Out of all the photos, only seen 2 of myself by all the photographers and they were in group shots. Just a personal observation.


what's your sail number?


3345

Otherwise the coverage is fantastic


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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:27 PM

Hey Mr. Clean .... nice to meet you and hopefully cross paths with you again some day.

Ray

Headed back to the hotel to do some work on the front page, and maybe to party later. Thanks for tuning in! We'll post some more in this thread tonight, but tomorrow is a lay day, so we'll be back on Thursday with more coverage. We got a great offer to sit on top of the biggest building in Stevensen, which would give us a more-or-less complete view of the racing along with a dedicated T-1 line run to us. We are likely going to give it a shot and see how you like watching it all live. Might be boring, might be great - as always, only one way to find out.

See ya later, and thanks to Mach 2 Boats and Point Loma Outfitting for supporting this coverage, which just became VERY EXCITING!



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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:27 PM

Can I ask if there are more than 10 people racing? Was mentioned to me by another competitor and it seems that the top guys are getting the lions share of the photographs. They are certainly in another league from the rest of us and certainly spectacular to watch and very photogenic, but would be nice to have your pic taken. Out of all the photos, only seen 2 of myself by all the photographers and they were in group shots. Just a personal observation.


what's your sail number?


3345

Otherwise the coverage is fantastic


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Thanks Kite

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:37 PM

Great coverage guys, and props to CGRA as usual. Crazy that I'm sitting in a cubicle 50 minutes away from all this, I got to get back out between now and Saturday...

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:43 PM

Yeah I am thinking about taking either Thursday or Friday to get out there, just hope Poe would have a spot for me.

Great coverage guys, and props to CGRA as usual. Crazy that I'm sitting in a cubicle 50 minutes away from all this, I got to get back out between now and Saturday...



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Posted 12 August 2009 - 09:53 PM

Yeah I am thinking about taking either Thursday or Friday to get out there, just hope Poe would have a spot for me.

Great coverage guys, and props to CGRA as usual. Crazy that I'm sitting in a cubicle 50 minutes away from all this, I got to get back out between now and Saturday...


If you want to get on a boat, please PM me your contact details asap (Unless you have already spoken to Kerry or Christin). Dont just turn up and expect to be out there, we have so many people we are trying to accommodate.

cheers


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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:46 PM

Nige,

I'm heading from Seattle thursday afternoon to catch the last two days, but I hadn't bothered trying to find a ride for on the water spectating, since it sounds like watching from shore is just as good. Is that true? Also, will it be possible to purchase tickets for the awards dinner?

Oh, and good luck tomorrow

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:10 PM

Nige,

I'm heading from Seattle thursday afternoon to catch the last two days, but I hadn't bothered trying to find a ride for on the water spectating, since it sounds like watching from shore is just as good. Is that true? Also, will it be possible to purchase tickets for the awards dinner?

Oh, and good luck tomorrow


Hey Jamie,

I would not say its 'as good' but it is certainly a not too distant second and you get to see a lot of the action so well worth it.

Tickets for the awards dinner will be available - speak to Marilyn at the race box on the boat park when you are here.

cheers

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:29 PM

Nige,

Sorry I did not introduce myself to you while I was out there yesterday. I happen to be "one" of the core people that PRO's and helps run events out there. The white and grey avon with 90 HP four stroke on the back is mine and it used quite a lot out at CGRA.

I am planning on calling Kerry as soon as I figure out my plans. I have been in limbo because was supposed to take my AVON out salmon fishing today, but then a big forcast of rain on the coast kept me home. Then on top of that my Dad just flew into town so I am kind of working around his wishes/plans.

Hopefully see you in the next couple of days.

Yeah I am thinking about taking either Thursday or Friday to get out there, just hope Poe would have a spot for me.

Great coverage guys, and props to CGRA as usual. Crazy that I'm sitting in a cubicle 50 minutes away from all this, I got to get back out between now and Saturday...


If you want to get on a boat, please PM me your contact details asap (Unless you have already spoken to Kerry or Christin). Dont just turn up and expect to be out there, we have so many people we are trying to accommodate.

cheers


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Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:04 AM

I can't get enough of this stuff. Fantastic coverage and awesome sailing. Sail fast Bora!!!!!! We're pullin for ya.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:51 AM

I can't get enough of this stuff. Fantastic coverage and awesome sailing. Sail fast Bora!!!!!! We're pullin for ya.


+1 :D

Although technically he shouldn't be reading this...

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 04:35 AM

Can I ask if there are more than 10 people racing? Was mentioned to me by another competitor and it seems that the top guys are getting the lions share of the photographs. They are certainly in another league from the rest of us and certainly spectacular to watch and very photogenic, but would be nice to have your pic taken. Out of all the photos, only seen 2 of myself by all the photographers and they were in group shots. Just a personal observation.


what's your sail number?


3345

Otherwise the coverage is fantastic


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ha ha kite - shoulda posted a pic of him crashing

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:01 AM

So Clean has not embedded his video interview with Bill Buchan on the site, but I just can't believe that only 207 people have viewed it yet. i know we are all into these cool boats, speed, and big names in sailing....but trust me....stop what you are doing right now, go to clean's youtube page and watch the Bill Buchan video. Here he is, gold medalist, star world champion, and basically everything else you might want to win, and grandfather, launching his grandaughter's moth and then espouses on Lowell North, (he calls him lowell), the invention of tell-tales (happened in the T-bird class?) buddy melges and more....

We might have rain 9 months of the year in PNW, but we have some cool people around....

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:51 AM

hey Clean, which "wind app" were you talking about, there are 2 in the store ... Wind meter and Wind Speed.


It was wind meter.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:54 AM

So Clean has not embedded his video interview with Bill Buchan on the site, but I just can't believe that only 207 people have viewed it yet. i know we are all into these cool boats, speed, and big names in sailing....but trust me....stop what you are doing right now, go to clean's youtube page and watch the Bill Buchan video. Here he is, gold medalist, star world champion, and basically everything else you might want to win, and grandfather, launching his grandaughter's moth and then espouses on Lowell North, (he calls him lowell), the invention of tell-tales (happened in the T-bird class?) buddy melges and more....

We might have rain 9 months of the year in PNW, but we have some cool people around....


+1

Totally accurate.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 06:32 AM

So Clean has not embedded his video interview with Bill Buchan on the site, but I just can't believe that only 207 people have viewed it yet. i know we are all into these cool boats, speed, and big names in sailing....but trust me....stop what you are doing right now, go to clean's youtube page and watch the Bill Buchan video. Here he is, gold medalist, star world champion, and basically everything else you might want to win, and grandfather, launching his grandaughter's moth and then espouses on Lowell North, (he calls him lowell), the invention of tell-tales (happened in the T-bird class?) buddy melges and more....

We might have rain 9 months of the year in PNW, but we have some cool people around....

It's up above you. http://forums.sailin...p...t&p=2407293


But I'll start off tomorrow's thread with the interview, since it got knocked off the page so quickly during this report.

We spent the morning meeting with officials in Stevenson, across the river, and got a T-1 cable brought down to the river front, along with power. We will be live webcasting from there all day tomorrow. Should be something new, if not good. We'll see!

Then got roped into race committee duty in Portland at the Willamette Sailing Club with Tom Beckham, a Thistle legend. Good times.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:34 AM

Can I ask if there are more than 10 people racing? Was mentioned to me by another competitor and it seems that the top guys are getting the lions share of the photographs. They are certainly in another league from the rest of us and certainly spectacular to watch and very photogenic, but would be nice to have your pic taken. Out of all the photos, only seen 2 of myself by all the photographers and they were in group shots. Just a personal observation.


what's your sail number?


3345

Otherwise the coverage is fantastic


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ha ha kite - shoulda posted a pic of him crashing


Haha thanks. In that pic I was probably racing without my contacts which got washed out by a big crash from rudder ventilation which led to a lot of other immediate boat issues like vang blown, boat out of control and trying not to gybe/capsize. Have to say hard to sail, let alone race a moth without contacts. Though there was no change in my normal result so sight doesn't seem to have an impact that ways for me ...

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 03:15 PM

Days 3-5 here - with fully live video.

http://forums.sailin...showtopic=94620

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:08 AM

Thanks...
I watched it all in one sitting, like buying a DVD set of Season 1.

The best was that the people involved in the coverage were engaged.
And that Race 7 vid was like the cliff hanger the last episode.

Please inquire about Calema Widwinters Formula windsurfing event.
It is a little bit faster than Moths but not so bad that you can't keep a reasonably powered skiff out of the way.
Sailed on windward/leeward and the stars are a bigger draw worldwide. But the coverage has traditionaly failed in the US and
thus the event has been marginalized. Imageine if ORANGE called ahead to Verizon from a Garda restaurant to Verizon and
said"give Clean and Mer whatever they need, a couple of our stars are there."

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 12:42 AM

What ever happened with the Mach 2 contest? I want my T-shirt!

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 01:10 AM

Imageine if ORANGE called ahead to Verizon from a Garda restaurant to Verizon and
said"give Clean and Mer whatever they need, a couple of our stars are there."

Ummm...that would work!

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 01:13 AM

What ever happened with the Mach 2 contest? I want my T-shirt!

email sent, will advise. I kicked them around a bit, but I think they're just busy selling boats after their great showing at Worlds. BTW, I heard Bladerider isn't answering phone calls or emails...can anyone confirm?




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