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  1. I actually wouldn't mind the idea of teams racing in say Elliott 6s. Make the rule "at least one of each gender per boat" and let the physics sort it out. Teams racing is quite appealing to watch, and could be presented well on TV, and has a built in audience of participants from school kids to match racers, opti sailors, I think even BICs have embraced it. And the provision of hardware is not too onerous
  2. I suspect it's more of a reflection of his fleet racing ability vs his match racing ability, or the pressure or a million things. Just like people bitching about PB. I doubt it was overly intentional, a good gybe by that team, would have put a very different complexion on his tactics. But in the end, none of them are robots, so there is bound to be the odd mistake. Looking for intent reflects more poorly on the observer than the observed.
  3. Hmmm Aus team on the USA boat wonder if they bought the extra to reduce the excess
  4. Hard to imagine he has been fully vaccinated, even if he has had 1 shot. AZ vaccine needs 12 weeks for 2 shots, Pfizer isn't really available to the gen public. So he could perhaps have got a script for an asthma preventer from a friendly GP and got his first dose of AZ if he know that was an option, and how to book in for it, bit hard now that being under 50 he would almost have to convince them to give it too him. Other than that, I don't believe they are even prioritizing Olympic athletes let alone a profession sailor.
  5. Bermuda has a population around 65000 it wouldn't be stretch to vaccinate them all in a couple of weeks, and just open up to tourists. Probs need an upgraded medical network for COVID+ tourists though.
  6. Do the females have to be on the boat as per a rule, or could they be sidelined to shore crew??
  7. Add to that the limitations on practice time, unless its changed, the "new" or inexperienced teams are not given any additional practice over the established teams from what I understand.
  8. I guess that getting a handle in flight control without a heap of practice would be beyond most males or females, so you are really left with helm/wing, Helming? I feel like that would be challenging as well for the inexperienced, which really leaves the wing?
  9. So currently the harbourmaster has only issued a notice regarding the dinghy and not the yacht
  10. This is so true. One of the things I rate about the kids I look after catamaran racing in AUS (east coast) is that almost every regatta they attend has some combination of ex or current world champs at it. So on any given weekend they could be racing against Bundy or Forbes Carolijn B occasionally Jason W, and many others who are also ranked high in the world. These guys and girls are awesome to have in the boat park. They hang around and talk to the kids, so down to earth. So much knowledge.
  11. I could see how you would think that Brady with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021 No. 12 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Position: Quarterback Personal information Born: August 3, 1977 (age 43)
  12. Super confident of their boat and ability if that's the case. The did pop up straight after that
  13. I suspect it "MAY" be more of an exhibition match than anything else, and the outcome will have no bearing on the 2024 match. Probably completely bankrolled by Sir Jim for publicity. All the hand wringing in the forums will have been for nought! No one in their right mind would risk the america's cup over one race. It is after all sailing, and in one race anything can happen!
  14. I keep forgetting to ask, during the start of one of the last races, ETNZ slowed down with LRPP to windward, and I'm sure I heard Blair say something along the lines of "let me know when you want to foil again Pete", to which Pete responded and they popped up on the foils. I'm assuming they were that confident of their ability and solution. Did anyone else here that exchange?
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