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7 minutes ago, southseasbill said:

Wonder where the word "learnings" cropped up from? I hear it a lot recently. The word is lessons.

Think you are correct. A quick search threw this up - Tis me learnings...

 

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Learning can be the progressive form of the verb learn, so that you are in the process of acquiring knowledge. Learning is also a synonym for knowledge, or information acquiredand retained in someone’s mind. It can be an adjective describing an object as something that will give the user more knowledge.

 

 

 

 

Learnings is a pluralization of an erroneous form of learning as a singular noun. Said singular noun (e.g., a learning) does not exist, at least according to most dictionaries. Colloquially, especially in the medical field, learnings means specific items that were newly discovered or learned.

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Having a race like that is why the committee was correct in postponing the race so many times. I think that the race was worth the wait.  Cheers to the Race Committee!

Semi Final Race 1 book is open - hit like for an AM win, dislike for LRPP.  Don’t sit on the fence now!

Funny when I click on the cup site I get this:

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14 minutes ago, southseasbill said:

Wonder where the word "learnings" cropped up from? I hear it a lot recently. The word is lessons.

From people that didn't pay attention to their "learnings" at school?

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16 hours ago, Fiji Bitter said:

Have not used it for quite a while, since Windy does it all for my limited requirements these days.

But it looks like the Basic/standard subscription gives you their GFS version in high resolution, but not their ECMWF version.

GFS should be quite sufficient for us "fans", and Predict Wind should be the most reliable forecast available, IMHO.

 

I use predict wind (subscriber) and I like it, but you need to understand what you are looking at, Happy to have someone from predict wind correct me, but reading up forecasting over the years, I work within the following assumptions.

I'm pretty sure the output you are looking at in the bottom 4 rows is just raw computer model output, from overseas computer models  and the 2 x PWX at the top are Predict winds interpretation of the global models. Maybe predict wind add their terrain data to the global models, but I have never been sure about that.

ECMWF = Europe

GFS = USA

SPIRE = I think is a private company (multinational)

UKMO = UK

Each one of these models is based on different assumptions and bias, mainly so they can in the first place get accurate forecasts for their own country. ie: All forecast models start by predicting weather across the entire globe first. Global models are run at relatively low resolutions and these then provide a starting point to run a regional model. Once the global forecast is complete, meteorologists tell the computer to focus on a region and increase the resolution.

The resolution for global models (not sure about SPIRE) at best is aprox 9km, in the southern hemisphere, any greater claims than this are provided by interpretation of surrounding points, not direct model output, which does lead to sometimes material differences at shorelines etc. Over the years model resolution increases with more compute power available. For eg: NOAA have increased the resolution of the GFS model. There are currently three versions in operation with resolutions of 27km, 13km and 9km but a lot of forecast tools, don't even access the the higher res output. Different models handle different scenarios better. A lot of / MOST weather apps only access free data from the providers, which is generally lower res than is available when data is paid for.

In Australia, the are few if any weather apps that pay for BOMs ADFD which has a resolution of 3km in VIC and TAS and 6km in other states making it the highest resolution forecast data available for Australia, from any provider world wide.

I think currently NZ Met service run a 4km resolution model, but not sure if they are running their own computers or contracting some other countries.

For some perspective the back in the 2016 ECMWF Cray super computer had 260,000 processor cores to run work on, and more than 900 terabytes of memory. (Its been upgraded now I believe) and BOM upgraded in 2016 to a Cray XC-40 supercomputer with more than 500,000 processor cores 2,160 compute nodes, with 51,840 Intel Xeon cores, 276TB of RAM, and a usable storage of 4.3PB. These are what it takes to produce this digits inside the pretty coloured boxes on predict wind.

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Flags said:

I use predict wind (subscriber) and I like it, but you need to understand what you are looking at, Happy to have someone from predict wind correct me, but reading up forecasting over the years, I work within the following assumptions.

I'm pretty sure the output you are looking at in the bottom 4 rows is just raw computer model output, from overseas computer models  and the 2 x PWX at the top are Predict winds interpretation of the global models. Maybe predict wind add their terrain data to the global models, but I have never been sure about that.

ECMWF = Europe

GFS = USA

SPIRE = I think is a private company (multinational)

UKMO = UK

Each one of these models is based on different assumptions and bias, mainly so they can in the first place get accurate forecasts for their own country. ie: All forecast models start by predicting weather across the entire globe first. Global models are run at relatively low resolutions and these then provide a starting point to run a regional model. Once the global forecast is complete, meteorologists tell the computer to focus on a region and increase the resolution.

The resolution for global models (not sure about SPIRE) at best is aprox 9km, in the southern hemisphere, any greater claims than this are provided by interpretation of surrounding points, not direct model output, which does lead to sometimes material differences at shorelines etc. Over the years model resolution increases with more compute power available. For eg: NOAA have increased the resolution of the GFS model. There are currently three versions in operation with resolutions of 27km, 13km and 9km but a lot of forecast tools, don't even access the the higher res output. Different models handle different scenarios better. A lot of / MOST weather apps only access free data from the providers, which is generally lower res than is available when data is paid for.

In Australia, the are few if any weather apps that pay for BOMs ADFD which has a resolution of 3km in VIC and TAS and 6km in other states making it the highest resolution forecast data available for Australia, from any provider world wide.

I think currently NZ Met service run a 4km resolution model, but not sure if they are running their own computers or contracting some other countries.

For some perspective the back in the 2016 ECMWF Cray super computer had 260,000 processor cores to run work on, and more than 900 terabytes of memory. (Its been upgraded now I believe) and BOM upgraded in 2016 to a Cray XC-40 supercomputer with more than 500,000 processor cores 2,160 compute nodes, with 51,840 Intel Xeon cores, 276TB of RAM, and a usable storage of 4.3PB. These are what it takes to produce this digits inside the pretty coloured boxes on predict wind.

 

 

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According to Predict Wind now not enough wind for racing tomorrow? The official forecast is 2-10 Knots from 1pm to 5pm with the later not kicking in until closer to 5pm. But as you say the model may not be accurate enough for the small pocket of racing area so let's wait and see

 

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Can anyone help with pointing me to a site that has the starting times (Auckland time) for the  first two races of the Prada Cup final? I've searched the AC website and although it lists the first two races as being held on February 12th (it's Thursday the 11th in my time zone) it doesn't list start times. As of this posting time it is 1:45 PM in Auckland on the 12th of February. I would think racing, if not being delayed, would be on now. Am I missing something? If I am I claim a "senior moment" exemption.:wacko:

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The AmCup website states the first race is:

"13 Feb 

FR1

SCHEDULED"

As in "Saturday 13 February, Final Race 1, SCHEDULED"

Perhaps the "FR1" is what's causing so much confusion?

Earliest Start  is 16.12 local time

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12 hours ago, enigmatically2 said:

Interesting the different perceptions

I thought Ben looked comfortable and confident.

Personally I thought it was Max who looked a bit uncomfortable. He looked like he was squirming waiting for someone to ask if he was impressed with Rita yet.

I also noticed that Max always avoided referring to GB as such, or Ineos or anything else. It was always "them" or similar. 

That's exactly how I saw it. There is no way you could perceive he thinks he is a beaten man IMHO. Quietly confident and a beaten man never says "We prefer to let our results do the talking.!" Case closed. 

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12 minutes ago, highcountryrider said:

Can anyone help with pointing me to a site that has the starting times (Auckland time) for the  first two races of the Prada Cup final? I've searched the AC website and although it lists the first two races as being held on February 12th (it's Thursday the 11th in my time zone) it doesn't list start times. As of this posting time it is 1:45 PM in Auckland on the 12th of February. I would think racing, if not being delayed, would be on now. Am I missing something? If I am I claim a "senior moment" exemption.:wacko:

My impression is that the races are

Saturday Feb 13, starting at 16:00

Sunday Feb 14, starting at 1600

Both New Zealand time.

That is from https://www.americascup.com/en/prada-cup

but that is a little hard to extract from that page.

And for US times, that is 1900 or 7pm PST or 2200 or 10pm EST.

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PredictWind does a lot more than you guys seem to give them credit for. I believe they originate from the AC/Alinghi team, and are probably involved this time.

And they certainly do a 1km resolution for the race area's. How they do it is in the article, but I don't really care, I'm simply a believer...

https://www.sail-world.com/news/234064/New-high-resolution-forecast-models-in-PredictWind

 

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7 minutes ago, highcountryrider said:

The info posted on the AC site home page is a little confusing also. Screenshot shows info just above the SCHEDULE heading. Ah well, at least I know the correct day and time now. Again thanks for the replies.
 

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so why are there 2 dates?

the first says it starts the 13th, and then below it says there is a race the 12th?

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9 minutes ago, highcountryrider said:

The info posted on the AC site home page is a little confusing also. Screenshot shows info just above the SCHEDULE heading. Ah well, at least I know the correct day and time now. Again thanks for the replies.
 

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OK, your screenshot solves the mystery - I'm guessing you are in a different time zone, because I see those race dates in the grey boxes as 13 Feb, not 12 Feb.

The website is being clever and serving up dates according to the browser's whereabouts.

This is what I see, here in NZ.

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Just now, weta27 said:

The website is being clever and serving up dates according to the browser's wehereabouts.

 

well, it would be even more clever if they did it in both places...

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Sportsbet are paying $1.83 for Team New Zealand to win the Americas Cup. They are very good odds IMO. I'd happily put my money on NZ at these odds and and just as happily lose my money to see someone else win the cup.! It's a win win in my eyes. I'm on it. :D

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59 minutes ago, weta27 said:

OK, your screenshot solves the mystery - I'm guessing you are in a different time zone, because I see those race dates in the grey boxes as 13 Feb, not 12 Feb.

The website is being clever and serving up dates according to the browser's whereabouts.

Web developers are really shit at doing things with dates and times across timezones. Try this from the AC web site "how to watch" page:

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12 minutes ago, MaxHugen said:

I got 6:1 on LR... in beers at the pub. ;)

6:1 would insinuate a speed advantage for Luna Rossa and the 1 win for Ineos perhaps a magical performance by Sir Ben.? :D

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2 hours ago, weta27 said:

The AmCup website states the first race is:

"13 Feb 

FR1

SCHEDULED"

As in "Saturday 13 February, Final Race 1, SCHEDULED"

Perhaps the "FR1" is what's causing so much confusion?

Earliest Start  is 16.12 local time

Okay, I'm confused. Just now, ac.com says this

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So, is the 1st race on Friday, February 12, or Saturday, February 13?

Or maybe on your side of the world,  Saturday is February 12.

I'm dazed and confused. 

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1 minute ago, terrafirma said:

6:1 would insinuate a speed advantage for Luna Rossa and the 1 win for Ineos perhaps a magical performance by Sir Ben.? :D

Nothing technical involved in this bet... The other chap was just supremely confident in GB and overly dismissive of LR, and had already downed a few beers at the time.

I had the same odds from him on the US elections. :rolleyes:

All just a bit of fun though.

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I guess I'm not alone thinking the race was tonight

 

Come to think of it... how do flat earthers explain the international dateline? Do they do a better job at it than the webmaster of the America's cup?

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2 hours ago, Varan said:

Okay, I'm confused. Just now, ac.com says this

800416479_Screenshot_20210211-185317_SamsungInternet.jpg.3fc5c2dcb133936eebfdfb015e3e4cc3.jpg

So, is the 1st race on Friday, February 12, or Saturday, February 13?

Or maybe on your side of the world,  Saturday is February 12.

I'm dazed and confused. 

My laptop is set to UTC+10, but I am seeing local NZ times and dates.

This weekend's race window is Saturday 13 February from 16:00 to 18:00 New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT), which is UTC+13. The equivalent as a UTC timestamp is: 20210213T03:00:00Z to  20210213T05:00:00Z.

If you are in a place that is UTC-4 or less (i.e. further west), then the date will be Friday 12 February for the start, e.g. for US east coast the window is:

  • Fri 12 Feb 10:00 pm to Sat 13 Feb 12:00 am EST (UTC-5)

On the west coast the window is 

  • Fri 12 Feb 7:00 pm to  Fri 12 Feb 9:00 pm PST (UTC-8).

The US changes to daylight saving on 14 March so that will mess with your offset if final races go that far (15 March is last scheduled day). NZ observes DST until 4 Apr so at least that change is avoided entirely.

 

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12 minutes ago, RobG said:

My laptop is set to UTC+10, but I am seeing local NZ times and dates.

This weekend's race window is Saturday 13 February from 16:00 to 18:00 New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT), which is UTC+13. The equivalent as a UTC timestamp is: 20210213T03:00:00Z to  20210213T05:00:00Z.

If you are in a place that is UTC-4 or less (i.e. further west), then the date will be Friday 12 February for the start, e.g. for US east coast the window is:

  • Fri 12 Feb 10:00 pm to Sat 13 Feb 12:00 am EST (UTC-5)

On the west coast the window is 

  • Fri 12 Feb 7:00 pm to  Fri 12 Feb 9:00 pm PST (UTC-8).

The US changes to daylight saving on 14 March so that will mess with your offset if final races go that far (15 March is last scheduled day). NZ observes DST until 4 Apr so at least that change is avoided entirely.

 

Yeah. The website has the dates in browser time zone, but times in nz time zone. That's the issue.

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56 minutes ago, southseasbill said:

Just under 21 hrs to the first race - if they start on time.

Let the games begin. 

I've just informed her what the valentines evening will consist of. And.. she went to bunk.

 

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3 minutes ago, cje said:

Let the games begin. 

I've just informed her what the valentines evening will consist of. And.. she went to bunk.

 

"It's a SA Valentine's Day! Show us yer tits..."

Romance isn't dead.

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2 minutes ago, Nutta said:

"It's a SA Valentine's Day! Show us yer tits..."

Romance isn't dead.

Will attempt to make this happen. 

I'm thinking about this angle but might need some smoother linguist support from you experts;

" If we watch some Prada Cup on Valentines day, I'll post your boobs on SA"

Cant hurt to dream.

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3 minutes ago, cje said:

Will attempt to make this happen. 

I'm thinking about this angle but might need some smoother linguist support from you experts;

" If we watch some Prada Cup on Valentines day, I'll post your boobs on SA"

Cant hurt to dream.

Try with a Prada gift instead :)

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1 hour ago, Sailbydate said:

"We're out (BREXIT) Max. Get over it" Classic sledge form, Sir Ben. Bring on the racing.

Yeah that was a beaut.

May every country in the EU leave it.

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13 minutes ago, strider470 said:

With that amount of money one should rightly expect more than watching :) :)

Actually the leash was for my dog to replace the Sobstad sail tie leash . 

Hair clip is only $340. I'm not going to work tomorrow but to the art store and buy all the stuff to re create that clip for $42.

boobs for sure

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All times are GMT and subject to change at late notice.

The Prada Cup

Saturday, 13 February

Races 1 & 2

03:00-05:00 - BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website

Sunday, 14 February

Races 3 & 4

03:00-05:00 - BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website

Wednesday, 24 February

Highlights of remaining races

16:30-17:15 - BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website

 

https://www.bbc.com/sport/sailing/55865520?fbclid=IwAR2Fdv2ffS-NjSsSMxueiF7C7ZBErOYlGR57rulHuIXeaSH4H83cW0WigUo

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All you need to know about the Prada Cup final

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cup/124223277/americas-cup-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-prada-cup-final

From this:

The schedule

It’s a best of 13 races affair with a team needing to snare seven wins to advance to the America’s Cup match. The races are well spaced out, giving teams breathers between encounters. Note that starting times have been moved on an hour now, with the first race each day set to go at 4.12pm each day.

Feb 13: Race 1 and 2.

Feb 14: Race 3 and 4.

Feb 17: Race 5 and 6.

Feb 19: Race 7 and 8.

Feb 20: Race 9 and 10.

Feb 21: Race 11 and 12.

Feb 22: Race 13.

If the winds don’t cooperate reserve days are set aside on Feb 16, 18, 23, 24.

(All times NZ Summer time)

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2 hours ago, strider470 said:

The probability to see the boobs are much higher with the word gift near Prada, instead of Cup, I fear :)

Unless it's Cup Size...:ph34r:

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3 hours ago, strider470 said:

Try with a Prada gift instead :)

Two titties one Prada cup?

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5 hours ago, Flippin Out said:

Going into hard lockdown here again in Melbourne for 5 days. At least there'll be racing for 3 of those days to help pass the time.

Good luck. The boffins in the NZ Ministry of Health have pronounced the offending nebuliser that spread Covid neatly through the hotel in Oz as "fine" and will not be banned here amongst quaratinees. 

For. Fucks. Sake.

SARS  Cov 1  first spread in Hong Kong due to hospitals nebulising people with pneumonia. Just wait for the next breach here. And people put Ashley Bloomfield on T shirts. I even got him on a tea towel for Xmas. 

Will be placed next to the Trump toilet brush if the same thing happens here. 

Have fun watching anyway cob. 

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Nebulisers here only get used in negative pressure rooms

For obvious reasons!

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34 minutes ago, minimumfuss said:

SARS  Cov 1  first spread in Hong Kong due to hospitals nebulising people with pneumonia.

I was in China during this time. Singapore said if you think you have SARS please ring us and stay at home, we will come and test you. The response from HK government was, if you think you have SARS please make your way to a hospital, go into outpatients and ask for a test.

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Well here down under Nick Krygios is undergoing a big fightback by Thiem in the AO. Has lost his rag, hit himself in the head, and bullied the umpire into replaying a serve on the bigscreen. (he lost the point). Pure theatre

Picture this happening tomorrow or next weekend on the Waitemata as the blowtorch heats up the Prada and Belstaff Y fronts :o

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Further from the Tennis Commentators: "I've been watching this for years and never seen anything like this"

"you couldn't fantasise anything like this" 

"this is box office"

Again I wish for anything similar tomorrow but must sleep, good luck to the polite europeans

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20 minutes ago, minimumfuss said:

Well here down under Nick Krygios is undergoing a big fightback by Thiem in the AO. Has lost his rag, hit himself in the head, and bullied the umpire into replaying a serve on the bigscreen. (he lost the point). Pure theatre

Picture this happening tomorrow or next weekend on the Waitemata as the blowtorch heats up the Prada and Belstaff Y fronts :o

Can't get much closer in tennis than this! Thiem just broke Krygios' serve again to hit the front.

Hope the boats are this close tommorow.

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On 2/11/2021 at 6:25 AM, terrafirma said:

Really, Which interview? In this one he looks fine to me. Quietly confident I would have thought? 

 

It was the most recent one with only the two teams and the race officer. 

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2 hours ago, Chris UK said:

I'm starting to understand how LR are paying the bills.....

The price of that Prada shit is just ludicrous. $295 for a nylon scrunchie?  Fuck off.........

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14 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

Ineos vs Luna Rossa check it out at the 5.28 mark. Angles aren't exactly the same but Ineos looked a touch faster?

 

Ha, ha, I'll bite:

1) .......parallax, parallax!!! etc.

or

2) INEOS sailing with a gust.......LR 1) working on their communication, 2) leaving stuff on the table, 3)  not trying.....reasons unknowable.

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19 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

Ineos vs Luna Rossa check it out at the 5.28 mark. Angles aren't exactly the same but Ineos looked a touch faster?

 

And what a remarkable coincidence that the faster boat is closer to the camera yet again

Scientists really ought to investigate this phenomenon

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If Prada were that much quicker how come they couldn't/didnt  roll the boat that had slowed, gybed and had to get up to speed? 
 

it’s the bit before that though when they are going upwind, the angles are vastly different, either Prada were not trying, INEOS  have a stupid mode upwind or a combination of the two 

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9 hours ago, Varan said:

Okay, I'm confused. Just now, ac.com says this

800416479_Screenshot_20210211-185317_SamsungInternet.jpg.3fc5c2dcb133936eebfdfb015e3e4cc3.jpg

So, is the 1st race on Friday, February 12, or Saturday, February 13?

Or maybe on your side of the world,  Saturday is February 12.

I'm dazed and confused. 

Set your alarm for 0300 GMT Saturday morning for the race. That will be the same as 1600 in NZ.   Now that I am in the Americas cup site it shows the virtual eye live from 2am. So it is chucking out 2 different times. Most probably the same person who organised the microphones at the press conferences is now involved in the times. If i am wrong you dont know where i live. 

To be safe maybe 0200 GMT Saturday morning.

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Just attempting to follow from the PNW. Are saying that Prada is slow?

Fun Fact...because of our location we will never foil. There is simply so much natural debris.

 

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13 minutes ago, WetHog said:

What’s the latest on the wind forecast for this afternoon in Kiwiland?

WetHog  :ph34r:

For this afternoon circa 1600.

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44 minutes ago, Horn Rock said:

The price of that Prada shit is just ludicrous. $295 for a nylon scrunchie?  Fuck off.........

Seriously dude. Give yours and all of our heads a shake too.

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9 hours ago, RobG said:

My laptop is set to UTC+10, but I am seeing local NZ times and dates.

This weekend's race window is Saturday 13 February from 16:00 to 18:00 New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT), which is UTC+13. The equivalent as a UTC timestamp is: 20210213T03:00:00Z to  20210213T05:00:00Z.

If you are in a place that is UTC-4 or less (i.e. further west), then the date will be Friday 12 February for the start, e.g. for US east coast the window is:

  • Fri 12 Feb 10:00 pm to Sat 13 Feb 12:00 am EST (UTC-5)

On the west coast the window is 

  • Fri 12 Feb 7:00 pm to  Fri 12 Feb 9:00 pm PST (UTC-8).

The US changes to daylight saving on 14 March so that will mess with your offset if final races go that far (15 March is last scheduled day). NZ observes DST until 4 Apr so at least that change is avoided entirely.

 

So just to be absolutely clear, first start is Stardate 74585.6

 

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9 minutes ago, bajakiter said:

Best post on SA ever. Thanks. 

Depends on the metrics used to justify best.

Kate trying to argue that ETNZ had not capsized when they ended up on their side with the mast and sail in the water was funnier 

And I don't care about the exact start time because rather than wake up at 3am I intend to sleep on and watch on yt when I wake up (especially sensible  if there are wind delays which seems likely)

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4 hours ago, enigmatically2 said:

And what a remarkable coincidence that the faster boat is closer to the camera yet again

Scientists really ought to investigate this phenomenon

Based on the videos we've seen, the effect does seem to be remarkably consistent. In the unlikely event I ever do another event that's televised, I'm going to try hitting the side of the course that has the most cameras.

Does it work the same in the Northern Hemisphere, or will it be the other way round? For an event that's not televised, would it work if I sent someone out in a RIB with a bunch of cameras?

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8 hours ago, Barnyb said:

All times are GMT and subject to change at late notice.

The Prada Cup

Saturday, 13 February

Races 1 & 2

03:00-05:00 - BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website

Sunday, 14 February

Races 3 & 4

03:00-05:00 - BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website

Wednesday, 24 February

Highlights of remaining races

16:30-17:15 - BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website

 

https://www.bbc.com/sport/sailing/55865520?fbclid=IwAR2Fdv2ffS-NjSsSMxueiF7C7ZBErOYlGR57rulHuIXeaSH4H83cW0WigUo

It's also shown live on Sky Sports Mix.

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17 hours ago, Flags said:

...

ECMWF = Europe

GFS = USA

SPIRE = I think is a private company (multinational)

UKMO = UK

Each one of these models is based on different assumptions and bias, mainly so they can in the first place get accurate forecasts for their own country. ie: All forecast models start by predicting weather across the entire globe first. Global models are run at relatively low resolutions and these then provide a starting point to run a regional model. Once the global forecast is complete, meteorologists tell the computer to focus on a region and increase the resolution.

The resolution for global models (not sure about SPIRE) at best is aprox 9km, in the southern hemisphere, any greater claims than this are provided by interpretation of surrounding points, not direct model output, which does lead to sometimes material differences at shorelines etc. Over the years model resolution increases with more compute power available. For eg: NOAA have increased the resolution of the GFS model. There are currently three versions in operation with resolutions of 27km, 13km and 9km but a lot of forecast tools, don't even access the the higher res output. Different models handle different scenarios better. A lot of / MOST weather apps only access free data from the providers, which is generally lower res than is available when data is paid for.

In Australia, the are few if any weather apps that pay for BOMs ADFD which has a resolution of 3km in VIC and TAS and 6km in other states making it the highest resolution forecast data available for Australia, from any provider world wide.

I think currently NZ Met service run a 4km resolution model, but not sure if they are running their own computers or contracting some other countries.

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for subscribers, predictwind do 1km resolution PWG <GFS> + PWE <ECMWF> wind maps of particular areas,
based on GFS + ECMWF modified by local physical environment models.

the high rez wind maps of cape town show clearly why our wednesday night weather mark is called hooligans' corner,
and why the rich people live in the wind shadow in clifton..

auckland has 1km resolution PWG  + PWE wind maps which also show the AC courses,
and the wind shadows to lee of the islands

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2 hours ago, bajakiter said:

Best post on SA ever. Thanks. 


Kate trying to convince everyone that rescue divers had cut the huge hole in AM so it wouldn’t sink was an all time classic as well. 

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Ben not so happy in interview. 

Given that the British America’s Cup Challengers are expected to be faster in stronger conditions, it would be understandable if Ainslie and team were disappointed with the recent decision to keep the upper wind limit for racing at 21 knots, instead of extending it as planned to 23 knots.

“We were asked our opinion,” Ainslie said diplomatically, “Bear in mind it’s not our decision. That’s a decision for the Defender and Challenger of Record.

“Our opinion was that we didn’t think we should be changing the wind limits at such a late stage. But if the other two teams genuinely felt that there was a safety element to this, then we weren’t going to stand in anyone’s way. And importantly, we weren’t going to moan about it, it’s their decision. We wouldn’t have changed it, but it’s their decision. And we’ll roll with it.”

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7 hours ago, terrafirma said:

Ineos vs Luna Rossa check it out at the 5.28 mark. Angles aren't exactly the same but Ineos looked a touch faster?

 

AT one point PRADA looks faster and at another INEOS. Angles are so deceptive. As a Brit I liked what I saw in that clip but trying to persuade an Italian to agree with me would be impossible with the views we have.

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Morning boys and girls. Cracker morning here in Tāmaki Makaurau. Very light breeze in St Heliers at the moment - about 6 knots.

The good news is it looks like a cracker set up for this afternoon's racing.

Forecast 26 degree high today, which means strengthening north east sea breezes this afternoon.

I'm picking 2/zip to LRPP, but one each would be sensational. ;-)

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1 minute ago, Sailbydate said:

Morning boys and girls. Cracker morning here in Tāmaki Makaurau. Very light breeze in St Heliers at the moment - about 6 knots.

The good news is it looks like a cracker set up for this afternoon's racing.

Forecast 26 degree high today, which means strengthening north east sea breezes this afternoon.

I'm picking 2/zip to LRPP, but one each would be sensational. ;-)

Thanks for the weather update and hope your forecast on the sea breeze happens.

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2 hours ago, AfricanForedeckUnion said:

for subscribers, predictwind do 1km resolution PWG <GFS> + PWE <ECMWF> wind maps of particular areas,
based on GFS + ECMWF modified by local physical environment models.

the high rez wind maps of cape town show clearly why our wednesday night weather mark is called hooligans' corner,
and why the rich people live in the wind shadow in clifton..

auckland has 1km resolution PWG  + PWE wind maps which also show the AC courses,
and the wind shadows to lee of the islands

 

1 km Res would only be interpreted from the the 9km data points provided by those models. ie: its not model output, but a guess based on the GFS / ECMWF model output.

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At one point during the last press conference Max said "this is not the grandfather's cup" Is this funny expression used in English too? In italian it's very common, la coppa del nonmo, to identify a totally  unimportant competition.

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