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    Last IOR boat built

    I think the answer to your question and not a 93/94 maxi is Pinta the 1992 one-ton built/launched just after the launch of Endeavor (Nov 92). It stayed somewhat based in NZL with Russell Coutts as skipper/tactician, Peter Lester as helmsman, Don Cowie etc. Pinta started 1993 by winning the One Ton Cup in Cagliari, Sardinia sailing for Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Pinta then sailed for Germany in the Admirals Cup, which I believe they also won. Those were the last times those events were sailed IOR as stated above ..
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    Will Any Team Ever Fly A Code Zero?

    Yes they were so fast they won a race by 10 seconds ... And lost 8 races by 5 + .... most 30 sec to 2 minutes. The lost miserably.... They did not even have the right starting software up twice .... They will always be etched on the trophy as a losing team... Please stop ...
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    SailGP

    Let’s be honest , what does “got hooked” mean? In business we focus on the next sale, they investigated further, sought out the next race to watch, bought gear, learned how to sail... what you described was captive audience .
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    your worst distance race experience! What happened?

    I have raced/survived in 25,35,45 and 55 knots , befor I write my whole story out, did anyone here do the 1993 distance race at the MORC Internationals in Lake Erie?
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    SailGP

    Total bunk - Sail GP would be lucky at best to have 1 Billion impressions even if they counted it the bogus Facebook way of 3 seconds as an impression. With just 6 boats and 4 days of sailing at 6 venues good luck. Sure a video had 1 million global views, one video, a view can be 3 seconds if scrolled over on Facebook. Facebook got reamed by advertisers when it was found that as low as 1.5 seconds was seen as an impression. Americas Cup 36 video live viewing was as low as 29,000 live daily. Tour de France is 21 days of racing plus 2 days days lead up, two day lay day with coverage, 17 nations represented. I did a swag for this this for 2020 Tour last year numbers (up 21% from 2019) and looked at 17 countries and extrapolated from there. This is one of the key data points I found (not mine) - 2.2 billion people had watched at least 20 consecutive minutes of coverage while 3.2 billion had watched at least one minute. These are the key baseline numbers to understand this - 20 and 1 minute. This is just for media on TV, does not include pirated online, or in person viewing. Here are the newest numbers for the world Cup: https://www.statista.com/chart/16875/super-bowl-viewership-vs-world-cup-final/#:~:text=According to FIFA%2C the 2018,in over its 90 minutes.
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    ICEBERGS!

    But you get my humor..... Obviously American Magic or Ineos pre-Christmas....
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    ICEBERGS!

    AC36 foiler
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    AC 36 Winner Poll:

    Who will win the AC 36 Winner Poll poll ?
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    TVs / fans ruin AC

    Maybe one of these type of things .......
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    TVs / fans ruin AC

    My comment " Maybe the need to add in a middle distance race and an overnighter into the planned series " was a total joke (but I am sure you had that) - it was in reference to the TP 52 worlds when one owner boycotted the distance race (back when owners needed to drive some portion of the races) because the boats were "uncomfortable" offshore".....
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    TVs / fans ruin AC

    6-8 grinders to create hydraulic pressure is lame, big time lame. 6-8 grinders on a kite hoist with a big drum with a 2:45 ratio overdrive to pull up the kite in 4-6 seconds , while bringing a loaded guy back, snugging the downhaul and while trimming out the sheet is cool.....
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    TVs / fans ruin AC

    Observations from a my “beginner racing wife” who has sat through many campaigns , 2 European 52 tours, and has owned several cats and 49ers (not by her own decision).... 1. Prada looks beautiful 2. Wow they are fast ... 3. Is it over in leg one again? 4. They look really slow when they are are racing and not flying .... 5. Is this the next race? 6. Why are there only 3 sailors doing anything 7. What are the big lobster claws ? 8. Why don’t all the boats have two drivers it looks much faster.... 9. Why did they tack then bear away ? (She now says “cake or death “ at every weather rounding). 10. Why are there so few teams... 11. Why do they have out of bounds doesn’t that mess up the tactics? 12. What day does TNZ win again.....
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    TVs / fans ruin AC

    The races are so short so that they can fit the entire show in an exactly two hour window. Each race is 25 minutes long. Only 1 broadcast lasted more than 120 min.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Interesting that Reed said that air is channeled through the hull in the broadcast today.
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    TVs / fans ruin AC

    Maybe the need to add in a middle distance race and an overnighter into the planned series.