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  1. Auckland may lose the cup. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/americas-cup-auckland-governments-100m-bid-to-team-new-zealand-may-not-be-enough-to-secure-hosting-rights/NKLIO45H5GWYDXRKGBSITK5YYE/
  2. FFS @Forourselves and @JALhazmat, can you guys get a room? That way you can jack each other off without boring the rest of us with your constant bitching.
  3. It's nice that you lived in a country/city/town/place that was close enough to water, and a yacht club, and people who would "pay the bills" to give you those opportunities. That's not the case everywhere. In fact, it's only the case in wealthy places.
  4. Ironic, given that the picture you’ve used is of a miniature…
  5. https://www.instagram.com/p/COLDel5LRfN/?igshid=1vvw2xn38k4gb
  6. They would also have benefitted from using a Virtual Eye during the racing too; to make some sense of the madness.
  7. The hula was a piece of shit. The rule meant that it couldn’t touch the hull whilst sailing. They spent a shit load of time trying to prove to the measurers that it didn’t. It proved impossible to keep the gap between the hull and hula consistent and narrow therefore increasing drag. All the while they should have been out fucking sailing, seeing if their mast was going to fall down, their boom was going to shear off, or if their blue bucket was big enough.
  8. It’s a steer away from match racing and better represents the “podium” format. Not bad in my view. Similar concept to medal races at the games, where it’s clear(er) to spectators what’s going on.
  9. Righto, fair play to SGP, free to air via Youtube in NZ. My gripe has always been accessibility. Let's see if it lasts. I've gotta say though, whoever the primary commentator is needs to calm down. I found myself skipping through the coverage to avoid the constant screaming. If he took a breath he might also avoid constant references to Jimmy Spithill sailing the Australian boat (including one reference to someone called Tom Spithill). Freddie Carr is good, but to be honest the role of the tech guy is only so useful in a fleet race situation.
  10. You're right, I expect these boats are sailed completely differently to ETNZ's setups over the past two cups.
  11. They proved inconvenient.
  12. I think they publicise views the same way they show boat speed, with incorrect units.
  13. Ha ha ha. What bullshit.
  14. Are these guys deluded? They’re hyping races that have already happened...
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