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#1 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:28 AM

Forecast is crap. 5-7 knots from the NE. Well, not bad for us, we need some mellow weather for day 1. We have two boats today, one with a merc 454, so it should be a good damned time.

The live feed will start at 1030 EST on http://www.sailinganarchy.com/otwa/

If you go there now you'll see the recordings of the opening ceremony, which were pretty damned cool, but you won't see the amazing dinner they threw for the racers. I don't care how much the EYC loses on this regatta, it will be worth it!

Pics and lots of interviews and all sorts of other goodies coming soon. Lots of contest giveaways and great discounts from our sponsors coming too, so don't stray far from your computer this week.

Please go and check out our sponsors banners above if you have a free second; lots of them already have specials on the links above, and if you want to see them return to support more great events and our continued evolution in covering them, spend a few bucks with 'em and tell 'em why.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:29 AM

A famous Star sailor performs well with a 14+ second keg stand.






Kat Evan's infamous Melges Cake. The work of a woman who's mind simply never stops working.



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Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:24 PM

Erm...oops!

Live in five minutes! 1.5 miles 5 legs.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:33 PM

Good Luck, Mr Clean!!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:45 PM

Alan. I would love to get some pics of how the top guys are rigging their boats. Equipment, running and standing rigging. Any go fast stuff. Thanks

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:39 PM

So why am I getting a bunch of taped stuff at 11:30 EST on the Justin TV site?? Am I doing something wrong?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:41 PM

So why am I getting a bunch of taped stuff at 11:30 EST on the Justin TV site?? Am I doing something wrong?



Me too, maybe my work network hoses it up for me :-(

Here's some racing updates on the IMCA site:
http://www.melges24w...om/IMCABlog.asp

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:47 PM

So why am I getting a bunch of taped stuff at 11:30 EST on the Justin TV site?? Am I doing something wrong?



Me too, maybe my work network hoses it up for me :-(

Here's some racing updates on the IMCA site:
http://www.melges24w...om/IMCABlog.asp



Thanks!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:56 PM

Where can I get the bow number assignments?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:12 PM

Something is playing now on the justin.tv stuff...

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:14 PM

Where can I get the bow number assignments?


From the pre-world reslults

Pos Bow/Sail Boat Skipper 1 2 3 Total
Points Pos
1 67/ ITA 787 UKA UKA racing Bressani 3 2 9 14.00 1
2 62/ SUI 782 Blu Moon Rossini 8 3 3 14.00 2
3 65/ ITA 765 FANTASTICA Celon 1 1 19 21.00 3
4 47/ USA 747 Monsoon Ayres 7 6 13 26.00 4
5 55/ USA 655 West Marine Rigging / New England Ropes LARSON 18 5 4 27.00 5
6 66/ USA 786 Battle Rhythm Mossman 21 7 1 29.00 6
7 53/ USA 553 Event’s Clothing/Atlantis Hardesty 2 9 20 31.00 7
8 21/ USA 721 Wild Child Filter 14 13 6 33.00 8
9 32/ GBR 691 Team Barbarians Lea 6 11 21 38.00 9
10 44/ FRA 644 ZIG ZAG 18 SAMUEL 20 14 15 49.00 10
11 63/ USA 773 Blur-Pacific Energy Ventures Kopf 13 17 29 59.00 11
12 59/ USA 679 Gannet Mueller von Blumencr 4 53/DNC 7 64.00 12
13 49/ USA 749 FULL THROTTLE Burdick 53/RAF 4 11 68.00 13
14 13/ ITA 803 Gullisara fracassoli 9 8 53/DNC 70.00 14
15 20/ USA 620 NULL Kirby 16 53/DNF 5 74.00 15
16 39/ USA 539 Brick House 539 Lane 19 10 53/OCS 82.00 16
17 11/ USA 511 511 Podmajersky 17 15 53/DNC 85.00 17
18 19/ NED 789 Gelikt Wietze 25 12 53/DNF 90.00 18
19 51/ USA 751 Quantum Racing / Gill Race Team Hutchinson 15 53/DSQ 23 91.00 19
20 16/ USA 802 OMI Truelove 23 18 53/OCS 94.00 20
21 61/ UKR 661 NULL Gureyev 27 53/DNC 26 106.00 21
22 37/ ITA 777 Joefly Zandonŕ 53/DNC 53/DNC 2 108.00 22
23 17/ USA 587 WTF Field 5 53/DNF 53/DNC 111.00 23
24 45/ USA 795 Rock N Roll Campbell 53/OCS 53/DNF 8 114.00 24
25 25/ USA 725 Vamoose Wilkins 53/DNC 53/DNC 10 116.00 25
26 23/ USA 623 Brick House 623 Lane 10 53/OCS 53/DNC 116.00 26
27 57/ USA 757 Simplicity Strauss 11 53/OCS 53/DNC 117.00 27
28 60/ USA 160 I'm with stupid Vowels 53/DNC 53/DNC 12 118.00 28
29 35/ ITA 735 altea racchelli 12 53/OCS 53/DNC 118.00 29
30 26/ USA 606 chillout Golden 53/DNC 53/DNC 14 120.00 30
31 14/ USA 514 Evil Doughnut Mollicone 53/DNC 53/DNC 16 122.00 31
32 33/ USA 533 High Voltage Hernandez 53/DNC 16 53/DNC 122.00 32
33 34/ NOR 804 Full Medal Jacket Melleby 53/DNC 53/DNC 17 123.00 33
34 42/ USA 771 Millewa Milluna Williamson 53/OCS 53/DNF 18 124.00 34
35 22/ USA 575 ZETIANA Michas 53/DNF 53/DNF 22 128.00 35
36 70/ USA 770 Cracker Racing Wills 22 53/DNC 53/OCS 128.00 36
37 52/ USA 52 Scotch Bonnet Beale 53/DNC 53/DNC 24 130.00 37
38 64/ USA 744 Sweaty betty Shafer 24 53/DSQ 53/OCS 130.00 38
39 58/ USA 658 Mustang Hamilton 53/DNC 53/DNC 25 131.00 39
40 68/ USA 568 Tiburon Carleton 26 53/DNF 53/DNC 132.00 40
41 31/ USA 21 Brinksmanship Currier 53/DNC 53/DNC 27 133.00 41
42 15/ USA 615 Funtech Racing Hess 53/DNC 53/DNC 28 134.00 42
43T 41/ CAN 121 Black Dog Black 53/DNC 53/DNC 53/DNF 159.00T 43T
43T 46/ CAN 446 zingara Reid 53/DNC 53/DNC 53/DNC 159.00T 43T
43T 40/ USA 540 Wilco! Wilhelm 53/DNC 53/DNC 53/DNC 159.00T 43T
43T 12/ USA 602 PBR Street Gang Hamilton 53/DNC 53/DNC 53/DNC 159.00T 43T
43T 24/ USA 604 tom slick Wittenberg 53/DNC 53/DNC 53/DNC 159.00T 43T
43T 36/ GER 635 unsponsored Wieland 53/DNF 53/DNF 53/DNC 159.00T 43T
43T 50/ USA 700 ARDOR/C.R.E.A.M. O'Reilly 53/DNC 53/OCS 53/DNC 159.00T 43T
43T 43/ CAN 723 NULL SAKS 53/DNC 53/DNF 53/OCS 159.00T 43T
43T 69/ USA 769 Team Peacemaker USA 769 Anosov 53/DNC 53/DNC 53/DNC 159.00T 43T
43T 28/ USA 785 Conejo Racing-Ocean Sailing Academy Dabney 53/DNC 53/DNC 53/DNF 159.00T 43T

#12 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:25 PM

folks if you see the ceremony we are not broadcasting live. Just hit refresh and watch the chat screen to see when we will be turning back on. Race 1 over, Hutch, Full Throttle and Blu Moon at the finish. Uka Uka WAY at the back, and to make matters worse Ivey called to say they were protesting Uka...

Race 2 live in 20 minutes or so.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:38 PM

Clean:

I think then live video is pretty cool; but... let's not forget the SA thread as well. I'm sure I am not alone wanting to see the order at the mark roundings, and finish order. Let's not forget the vehicle that made you the,well made you what ever you are.

TC

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:43 PM

Thanks Liz! Is there a simple explanation on why so many DNC's?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:45 PM

Go the T Hutch!

Got to see some good racing with Mer while she took some pictures. I'll be back in the live broadcast for the next race, so stay tuned for my input on what is going on out here, not that I have a freaking clue!! RC is dropping the marks and getting prepped for the next race. It's not too windy but the sun is out.

You missed a hilarious conversation between Mer and I about the difference between right and left. I think we should just stick to port/starboard.

Stay tuned, guys!!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:45 PM

oops! they posted the pre worlds 1st race results.
working on fixing it now!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:46 PM

Thanks Liz! Is there a simple explanation on why so many DNC's?


Pretty sure the results posted as race 1 of the worlds is actually race 1 of the pre-worlds

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:46 PM

Not live at all...

Still seeing the opening ceremony on justinTV. No text updates. Just last night's keg stands. Seriously?
IMCA blog has much more.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:57 PM

First race jitters.
race 1 results are now up correctly:
http://www.melges24w...ults/race1.html

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:00 PM

No worries Liz, I understand.

Clean this being my 200th post, I only got one this to say: Get You Freaking Sh*t together here!, Noe get back to work!

TC

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:11 PM

Alright now, since I am definitely feeling like the event is 3000 miles away, can anybody give any input as to weather and tidal conditions expected?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:12 PM

Alright now, since I am definitely feeling like the event is 3000 miles away, can anybody give any input as to weather and tidal conditions expected?



From Fiona:
"RC will be setting a four leg course for Race 2.

Breeze is around 6 – 7 knots but getting unstable in terms of direction".

Likely to be a further delay before the course can be set."

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:20 PM

gotta jump...fire marshall is at the venue!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:25 PM

Good Luck!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:29 PM

Alright now, since I am definitely feeling like the event is 3000 miles away, can anybody give any input as to weather and tidal conditions expected?

Sunny, mid-50s, 10-15 NE wind dropping and going right later. Moderate flood most of the day, slack by 3 pm EDT.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:30 PM

I hope you guys just heard me rap.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:31 PM

I hope you guys just heard me rap.


Get to posting it to youtube or something for those of us that can't view the live feed! :D

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:32 PM

Live from the top mark in 5 minutes

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:32 PM

I think the live feed is a good idea, but not everyone has access to that, me included. Some updates with mark roundings, per usual OTW coverage would be great.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:33 PM

+1 ^^^^^^^


Stuck behind a no-UDP-for-You firewall! :(

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:34 PM

Heading back to Hulu to watch a movie

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:38 PM

From fiona:
Race 2 underway with a couple of boats 42, 17 called OCS at the pin.
Both returned correctly.

Big left shift at the start caught out a lot of boats who ended up low of the line on starboard.

Current still running against the fleet so bulk of fleet have headed out to the left hand side to try to cheat the tide…

Breeze is no more than six knots…

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:47 PM

From fiona:
Race 2 underway with a couple of boats 42, 17 called OCS at the pin.
Both returned correctly.

Big left shift at the start caught out a lot of boats who ended up low of the line on starboard.

Current still running against the fleet so bulk of fleet have headed out to the left hand side to try to cheat the tide…

Breeze is no more than six knots…

Hey Liz! From Justin actually!!!

KR

Justin :P

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:52 PM

[quote name='emf' date='Oct 26 2009, 01:38 PM' post='2529736']
From fiona:
Race 2 underway with a couple of boats 42, 17 called OCS at the pin.
Both returned correctly.

Big left shift at the start caught out a lot of boats who ended up low of the line on starboard.

Current still running against the fleet so bulk of fleet have headed out to the left hand side to try to cheat the tide…

Breeze is no more than six knots…


looks like at the boat end they got a right hand shift and a left hand shift at the other end of the line. 2 different breezes for sure. many boats could not cross the pin end due to the shift but on the boat end they were huge lifted.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:58 PM

From fiona:
Race 2 underway with a couple of boats 42, 17 called OCS at the pin.
Both returned correctly.

Big left shift at the start caught out a lot of boats who ended up low of the line on starboard.

Current still running against the fleet so bulk of fleet have headed out to the left hand side to try to cheat the tide…

Breeze is no more than six knots…


looks like at the boat end they got a right hand shift and a left hand shift at the other end of the line. 2 different breezes for sure. many boats could not cross the pin end due to the shift but on the boat end they were huge lifted.



Are they going to let it stand? Kinda flaky for a world champs?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:07 PM

From fiona:
Race 2 underway with a couple of boats 42, 17 called OCS at the pin.
Both returned correctly.

Big left shift at the start caught out a lot of boats who ended up low of the line on starboard.

Current still running against the fleet so bulk of fleet have headed out to the left hand side to try to cheat the tide…

Breeze is no more than six knots…


looks like at the boat end they got a right hand shift and a left hand shift at the other end of the line. 2 different breezes for sure. many boats could not cross the pin end due to the shift but on the boat end they were huge lifted.



Are they going to let it stand? Kinda flaky for a world champs?


so far yes, they have had 2 roundings and fleet is way inverted. some of the best in the back.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:15 PM

Italian team Gullisara rounded bottom mark first with a right gate right turn, with 2 other boats close behind. The rest of the fleet worked their way thru the SMALL gate minutes later. Fleet is pretty inverted , Hutch is still towards the back, along with the rest of the major players.

It's another left payday on this second upwind leg.

Live in 5 minutes or less.

Italian team Gullisara rounded bottom mark first with a right gate right turn, with 2 other boats close behind. The rest of the fleet worked their way thru the SMALL gate minutes later. Fleet is pretty inverted , Hutch is still towards the back, along with the rest of the major players.

It's another left payday on this second upwind leg.

Live in 5 minutes or less.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:35 PM

Top mark :

Gullisara
Larson
Atlantis
Rock n roll
Full medal jacket
Blu moon
Zig zag
Monsoon
OSA
Wtf
Uka uka
Full throttle
Brick house - pete
Omi
Barbarians
Evil doughnut
Rome kirby
Unsponsored
Peacemaker
Millewa
Joe fly
Fantastica
Gelikt
Brick house - kristin
Ukraine
Tiburon
Battle rhythm
Steve kopf
Bow # 19
Simplcity
Chillout
Sweaty bettty
Cracker racing
Zetuiana
Dave oreilly
I'm with stupid
Vamoose
Tom slick
Gannet
Pbr racing
Mustang

And the rest. Live for the finish NOW

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:02 PM

Gullisara for the win, will post the rest in a little bit. Working from my blackberry.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:11 PM

Is anyone else having issues? I am getting the 'live in 5 minutes' all the time. WTF am I doing wrong.
All I see is last nights opening ceremony vids.

YO! :blink:

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:13 PM

Grinder, nope you are getting just like the rest of us. Pretty lame. I wish they could figure it out.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:16 PM

Grinder, we run live at the start, mark roundings, and the finish. We can't run live broadcasting while speeding from one end of the course to the other, so we run videos while we do that. Tomorrow, we will be running Mer's pictures and interviews instead of the opening ceremony.

Sorry to not update the forum so quickly, we will fix that. Should have brought more computers on the water today.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:18 PM

Generally, when I try to watch a race day, I am coming home from work, 4pm, CST, I just work my way thru the thread, starting at the beginning & working my way through the race day so I can get the whole day in chronological order. Now the race day is over & I don't know squat. I do not know if this 'live' feed thing is working.
I'll hang up & listen for my answer....

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:20 PM

Grinder, we run live at the start, mark roundings, and the finish. We can't run live broadcasting while speeding from one end of the course to the other, so we run videos while we do that. Tomorrow, we will be running Mer's pictures and interviews instead of the opening ceremony.

Sorry to not update the forum so quickly, we will fix that. Should have brought more computers on the water today.


Live is great, if you're available to view it right then.
I am not. I'm playing catch up, as I think others are.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:23 PM

Grinder, we run live at the start, mark roundings, and the finish. We can't run live broadcasting while speeding from one end of the course to the other, so we run videos while we do that. Tomorrow, we will be running Mer's pictures and interviews instead of the opening ceremony.

Sorry to not update the forum so quickly, we will fix that. Should have brought more computers on the water today.


Live is great, if you're available to view it right then.
I am not. I'm playing catch up, as I think others are.


You found catch up vids? Please share!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:24 PM

This is how I recorded the finish of the second race, but it's only approximate. The fleet was very spread out, but I was trying to do a few things at once. Again, we'll fix that:

Gullisara
Chris larson
Atlantis
Full medal jacket
Rock n roll
Blu moon
Zig zag
Full throttle
Wtf
Monsoon
Barbarians
Evil doughnut
Omi
Joe fly
Peacemaker

And these finishers all came in about the same time after 15th : (I think)

Unsposored
Rome kirby
Millewa
Uka uka
Ukraine
Fantastika
Brick house - kristin
Steve kopf
Battle rythm
Tiburon
Sweaty betty
Gelikt
Chillout
Zetiana
Simplicity
I'm with stupid

I probably missed a few, and I'm sorry for that. It was a very odd race, the fleet was very spread out in a way I never expected to see. However, it is the Chesapeake Bay and you never know what is going to happen here. Good job to all the racers who stuck it out and tried to make as much sense of the wind as they could.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:28 PM

We will have the videos of today up soon. Just got back to the docks. We will concentrate on updating the thred more throughout the rest of the week. Remember , it's our first live feed of actual racing! However, we've got the kinks worked out now and we can only get better. And I can only learn more rap songs.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:30 PM

I am definitely bringing more computers tomorrow .

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:30 PM

Grinder:

I think you believe me when I say I am disappointed with todays coverage, and have let the PRODUCERS aware of that disappointment. Personally I think they are too hung up on the live coverage, and using that as their primary vehicle, leaving large amounts of time uncovered and a vacuum for information.

Like you I use this thread as my primary source of info, and will watch the video later. besides todays' video coverage of the first race pretty much sucked, the time it was least spotty we got an interview of Clean's brother!
I had no idea what the wind was doing, nor the current (afterall it is Annapolis), who took what side, etc.

Let's hope tomorrow is a better day for the OTW gang!

Video is killing the SA thread star.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:31 PM

Video is killing the SA thread star.


Yes.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:01 PM

Video is killing the SA thread star.


Yes.


e-yup.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:09 PM

For all those who can't watch live, the Melges class is posting race video to this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.c...50E57DB007DC3C8

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:10 PM

Tomorrow we will concentrate on making sure the thread is updated more consistently. Sorry guys :(

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:18 PM

For all those who can't watch live, the Melges class is posting race video to this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.c...50E57DB007DC3C8


Never mind. Looks like all PreWorlds vid...

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:21 PM

Tomorrow we will concentrate on making sure the thread is updated more consistently. Sorry guys :(


I think the youtube posts and Mer's photos of the action during races would be helpful for us who can't follow the live feed. Tactial input would also be great, still wondering how some of the top boats got hammered in the 2nd race.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:25 PM

Tomorrow we will concentrate on making sure the thread is updated more consistently. Sorry guys :(



Hang tough KB, it'll get better, I'm sure no one is more disappointed than you, thanks for the effort. Cheers, Winever.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:26 PM

It's actually the Melges blog that has video from today: http://www.melges24w...om/IMCABlog.asp

Knew I saw it somewhere.

Looking forward to the SA team firing on all cylinders. Can't beat the commentary.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:16 PM

I have to agree that today’s coverage came up way short!! I do not watch the live or the videos from work but I do like to pop in and have a quick read and get a feel for what is going on. None of that today the only Info we got was from BCK (Thanks) was she the only one on the team that took the time to listen to the masses and change direction in time to get us at least something?? My suggestion to you Clean is give ˝ of your days pay to BCK as a bonus to her and punishment to yourself!!

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:12 PM

Like others, no time/opportunity to watch live feed.

More effort back to online updates. Not just position reports either. A little color, comments on tactics/strategies, etc. would be nice. With all these sponsor $$$$, is Mark Chisnell available to work with BCK?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:43 PM

For all those who can't watch live, the Melges class is posting race video to this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.c...50E57DB007DC3C8


For text IM24CA updates as well as the IM24CA video check out the IM24CA Blog at http://blog.melges24.com

Alan is working hard on the Live Stuff and it is great to have him here. As he told me the other night we are all working together to make sure the coverage of this championship is the best it can be. Between our IM24CA Blog and the Live OTW service those of you who can't be hear should be able to keep up to speed.

Hope this combination works for you all.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:51 PM

Justin:

Please do not take offense to this, but I would like to keep everyone dialed into the SA , its a sponsorship thing. I have heard from above that tmorrow will be vastly different in coverage.

Its funny, not really, but I ave a pile of cool shit to offer, but the way today's coverage went there was no where to really reach that many people at the same time. Until then,

TC

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:37 PM

So why am I getting a bunch of taped stuff at 11:30 EST on the Justin TV site?? Am I doing something wrong?



Me too, maybe my work network hoses it up for me :-(

Here's some racing updates on the IMCA site:
http://www.melges24w...om/IMCABlog.asp


How about that Hank Stuart, he speaks in coherent sentences.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:34 AM

Everyone take a breath please, and please remember that this is the first time we've ever done live stuff from the water. Despite testing it all out, we're still having issues, as are many of the folks that are at work trying to watch through firewalls, etc.

But please have a little faith. If we hadn't continually pushed the envelope, we'd still be banging a couple of videos up here and there. We have to keep trying, to keep pushing the technology ahead, or we might as well walk away from our vision of bringing live sailing to as many people as possible.

We'll do a lot better at keeping you all posted tomorrow, and we have an absolute ton of video to show you, interviews as well as Petey's highlight reel, which should be ready before too long. Just sit tight, and thanks for all your patience.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:51 AM

Stick around, all the video from today is going up in five minutes. We had some technical difficulties, which I guess we should expect when we pack $50,000 worth of equipment into a $10,000 boat, but we got most of the day's action...

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:52 AM

That is some good coverage they have both the top and bottom marks covered, the coherency is nice also audio seems better than otwa in the past could'nt tell if otwa will be any good this time cuz THERE WAS NONE

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:57 AM

So here are the embedded videos from Justin.TV. These are archived clips of what was available to watch live if your firewall allowed it. When we lost connectivity for whatever reason, we lost coverage, so that's why you see clips cut off here and there. But tomorrow should be more or less sorted, and we'll be getting it all to you with a lot more chatter here, mark roundings, finishes, all that shit you love to see. Please let me know if you have any issues watching this stuff.

Thanks again.

RACE 1 INTRO


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FIRST BEAT:


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TOP MARK PART 1


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TOP MARK PART 2


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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:04 AM

RACE 1 SECOND BEAT


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RACE 1 FINAL MARK AND FINISH


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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:08 AM

RACE TWO START - A TOTAL SHITSHOW!


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RACE TWO TOP MARK


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RACE TWO SECOND UPWIND MARK


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(and we missed the finish...or, the fucking connection did.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:40 AM

I just want to thank the butt heads that were driving some of the press boats at that second start for f-ing it up for everyone down there. what a shit show that turned into and unfortunately the video doesn't give the complete story.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:00 AM

I just want to thank the butt heads that were driving some of the press boats at that second start for f-ing it up for everyone down there. what a shit show that turned into and unfortunately the video doesn't give the complete story.



Did race committee say anything about press boats once on shore?

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:22 AM

I just want to thank the butt heads that were driving some of the press boats at that second start for f-ing it up for everyone down there. what a shit show that turned into and unfortunately the video doesn't give the complete story.



Did race committee say anything about press boats once on shore?


not to me, but we weren't causing any of the problems like some of the others out there.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:06 AM

I'd be surprised if Jeff Borland doesn't have a word with some of the drivers tomorrow morning, caribou. The Euro photogs were simply shocked at some of the shit going on out there, and the big boat STAR and another press boat were shocking as they crossed in front of the fleet, threw wake everywhere, and just generally did shit that you shouldn't.


BTW, the Pixies are in our playlist tomorrow. I think our theme song is Wave of Mutilation.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:15 AM

We'll be uploading some high res video shortly...

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:22 AM

When you see the vid on the melges blog from both ends of the line at the start of the second race one is left shaking one's head and wondering why they let that one get underway. Huge shift at one end of the line, that didn't seem to be there at the other end.

Of course I wasnt there and the perspective from the camera might be misleading. Any comments from the participants.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 04:45 AM

We'll see Justin, but it was definitely a rough call. I have a long interview with Hank Stuart, sort of the PRO overseer for the class explaining his thoughts on exactly this matter, it should be up shortly. Realize that Borland had waited 30+ minutes to get that start off, I think he just wanted to bang it out; if you wait for stable breeze on the Chesapeake, you grow old and die with a starting gun in your hand.

The big error of the day, in my opinion, wasn't the start. It was the gate of that race where the marks were about 3.5 boatlengths from each other. This let to a huge mess at the bottom marks, including some banging between Kristen Lane and another boat and a huge mess down there..

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:09 AM

As we've been reminded, the lifeblood of OTW Anarchy is this forum, so here are all the videos and interviews that we shot from the opening ceremony and Day 1.

The lovely Amy Ironmonger from Quantum Racing:



Bora's Birthday Party:




More of the famous Heather Evans Cake:




Some dirty dancing at the Cougarfish:




A little flip cup:




Freddy Kemp from the Barbarians:




Jonathan Ferrar on Sweaty Betty:




Brick House gets measured:





The OTW Team with a little testing on Sunday:




Ralfie Steitz:



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Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:13 AM

Some more cougarfish action:





Todd Jones and the hilarious Mike Hoey from "I'm WIth Stupid"




I'm with Stupid heads out in the morning:




Simplicity Gets Ready:





Joe Fly and Simplicity Head Out:




Conejo Racing (with our sponsor Ned Goss from Ocean Sailing Academy) heads out, then Brick House follows.



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Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:15 AM

And I already posted this in the Day 2 thread, but here's the Day 1 Highlight Reel:


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Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:55 AM

Mer's first Slideshow of the event. I love these things that she puts together. The song is in honor of Joe Fly's bizarre Jackson 5 cartoon on the mainsail. We'll find out more tomorrow about this tribute. You can turn the sound off by clicking near the top of the slideshow.


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Posted 28 October 2009 - 03:11 AM

Clean -

I think what people are missing is the play-by-play from the early days - before there was an OTWA. I remember being addicted to Wash's KWRW comments between meetings and it was a lot of fun. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that 90% of the people who want to watch this don't care about the live element. Great videos to catch up at the end of the day are where it's at for the office crowd. In the meantime though getting the old-school mark rounding reports with who went where and who shit the bed is the kind of thing we can read at work in a few minutes without anyone thinking we're watching live TV.

Live is where you guys have been trying to go, but I don't think there's the demand for it that you think there is. Coverage in the form or videos that document the racing and and text-only updates are where the focus should be and what the technology can handle.

Keep at it.

rw

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 04:26 AM

Clean -

I think what people are missing is the play-by-play from the early days - before there was an OTWA. I remember being addicted to Wash's KWRW comments between meetings and it was a lot of fun. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that 90% of the people who want to watch this don't care about the live element. Great videos to catch up at the end of the day are where it's at for the office crowd. In the meantime though getting the old-school mark rounding reports with who went where and who shit the bed is the kind of thing we can read at work in a few minutes without anyone thinking we're watching live TV.

Live is where you guys have been trying to go, but I don't think there's the demand for it that you think there is. Coverage in the form or videos that document the racing and and text-only updates are where the focus should be and what the technology can handle.

Keep at it.

rw

Thanks for that, but remember that the live thing is something we've been asked for over the past three years about a million times, and even today's live feed saw over a thousand unique viewers over the course of the day. I do realize we've been alienating those of you that can't close your door and just watch it all. So we are going to do a better job of it, especially tomorrow with a big boat to do it from, and Katie already started working at it today. When Mer actually has somewhere to put her computer where she won't puke, she can get her pics up quickly, and when I have the room to spread out, I can do a much better job of posting. But we're not going to give up on the live stuff, because it has been an unabashed success in terms of numbers and feedback. Text updates just don't do it for many people, and they certainly don't get nonsailors excited like Petey's video above, which my step dad saw a few minutes ago and went crazy for.
Again, thanks for the input.




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