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2 minutes ago, strider470 said:

That's why it is odd.

What are the bookies offering in Italy?

Might be able to get an arbitrage... B)

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Just now, MaxHugen said:

What are the bookies offering in Italy?

Might be able to get an arbitrage... B)

Italians are superstitious, better leave the odds to ETNZ ;)

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1 minute ago, jaysper said:

Agreed! I wouldn't take LR for less than $50. :D

For 50$ you can get a fake Plada hat or T-shirt at the black market. :)

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4 minutes ago, strider470 said:

For 50$ you can get a fake Plada hat or T-shirt at the black market. :)

For $50, jason "jaysper" can get a new Vietnamese mail-order bride:lol:

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2 minutes ago, strider470 said:

We call it Tarolex. Tarocco (=fake) + Rolex

Fuck! You taught me something else! Now thats TWO months of learning allocation used up in one week! :(

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5 hours ago, jaysper said:

The whole point of my post is that it was obvious in Bermuda that Burling was sandbagging in the starts. Draper explicitly stated this on air.

Is Burling doing this again? Fuck nose, but it cannot be ruled out.

I for one think ETNZ are going to open a king sized can of whoop arse on LR and have said as much.

Am I wrong? Well, you and the rest of the Anarchists can barbeque me if I am ;)

I don't think you're wrong, Jays. 7 - 3 to ETNZ. And racing will be close, I'm thinking.

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18 minutes ago, Barnyb said:

For $50 you could buy an AC75.

There are 2 going at the moment!

1 and some bits, I think you'll find.

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1 minute ago, Barnyb said:

"as is"

One careful lady owner...

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ONE HEARS ...

True story ...

On Torpedo Bay wharf this afternoon with Gilles Martin-Raget (as you do), waiting for our boat to come in.

A group of serious-looking wet suit-clad swimmers passing under the wharf just as Te Rehutai flies past - one jumps up on the wharf steps and yells out to the others to stop and watch.

Then he says to me (after expressing his admiration for TR) that he spoke to Brad Butterworth the other day and Brad says 7-0 to Luna Rossa. :blink:

Then he says,

... but my cousin (Warwick Fleury!) reckons Brad's got that wrong ...

 

You heard it here!

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Brad Butterworth's word has exactly the same value as a first full of flies. 

Brad is a long time betrayer of truth and honour. If Brad was drowning, I'd throw him the anchor chain. He adds negitive value to this world. He's a taker, a horder and a sore loser. 

The winner of the AC36 is too difficult to pick at this stage. All of the best people worthy of listening to are saying the same thing. Emirates Team New Zealand will be faster but haven't had much race time. 

It's too hard to pick. 

 

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13 hours ago, strider470 said:

It's the flag of Sardegna, where Cagliari is the main city. And speaking about sheeps... You will not find an Italian region with more sheeps than Sardegna! :D :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sardinia

And it's not an ugly place for sightseeing between the races!

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Is that in the North? If so, it's a bit too far away from Cagliari for a day trip. 

I haven't seen such beauty during my stay in Cagliari, the TP52 took most of my attention. 

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14 minutes ago, Rennmaus said:

Is that in the North? If so, it's a bit too far away from Cagliari for a day trip. 

I haven't seen such beauty during my stay in Cagliari, the TP52 took most of my attention. 

I picked random pictures of Sardinia, to say the truth. Cagliari is a big town, but not far from there you can find very nice places too, even without the need to go to the north, where the most famous tourist places are.

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18 hours ago, Stingray~ said:

Draper suggested that it was possible, yes. In my experience though, any sandbagging happens in what teams hold back in the latest gear. The sailors (jockeys) on their race-horses, they try to win no matter what! :) 

The crews on both boats are awesome, anything could happen. 

He won (even with poor starts and a slower boat :blink:)

18 hours ago, Stingray~ said:

Does that in any way explain why Italians of Sicilian descent are so ... different? :) Son of a Sicilian, by any chance @Xlot? :) But then from what family tree did you inherit your intellect? 

So muddling up Sicily and Sardinia while suggesting 'Moors' are 'different' and lacking intellect!?

Mirror.....

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5 hours ago, nav said:

He won (even with poor starts and a slower boat :blink:)

So muddling up Sicily and Sardinia while suggesting 'Moors' are 'different' and lacking intellect!?

Mirror.....

As I said, Draper is among those who addressed PB’s bad starts in the December ACWS. The ‘Sailing Professor’ Orams has done so too at length.. it’s not like PB nailed any one of those starts! 
 

As to Sicilia and Sardegna, and about if I know Xlot, who has even been an honored guest of mine?  Please feel completely free to go ahead and stick that one up your ass too! ;) 

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7 hours ago, Stingray~ said:

As I said, Draper is among those who addressed PB’s bad starts in the December ACWS. The ‘Sailing Professor’ Orams has done so too at length.. it’s not like PB nailed any one of those starts! 
 

As to Sicilia and Sardegna, and about if I know Xlot, who has even been an honored guest of mine?  Please feel completely free to go ahead and stick that one up your ass too! ;) 

Watch the very first December ACWS race ETNZ v Luna Rosa. 
Burling nails Spittal and forces him to tack Before the start. 
oh how short the memories are and oh so convenient for the narrative. 
 

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2 minutes ago, strider470 said:

Rossa

My bad. Typing on my phone. I actually prefer Prada as I have fond memories of PJ Montgomery calling them Prada for the 2000 cup. 

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9 minutes ago, JJD said:

My bad. Typing on my phone. I actually prefer Prada as I have fond memories of PJ Montgomery calling them Prada for the 2000 cup. 

ahahaha I didn't want to bother. It just sounds so strange that so many people write Luna Rosa instead of Rossa. I was wondering the reason.

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1 hour ago, strider470 said:

Rossa

I think in the context, "Rosa" is more evocative of Jimmy's puckered little rosebud of an anus, quivering in fear mixed with anticipation, after recalling the brutal riveting he received in Bermuda...

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7 hours ago, Nutta said:

I think in the context, "Rosa" is more evocative of Jimmy's puckered little rosebud of an anus, quivering in fear mixed with anticipation, after recalling the brutal riveting rutting he received in Bermuda...

 

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10 hours ago, JJD said:

Watch the very first December ACWS race ETNZ v Luna Rosa. 
Burling nails Spittal and forces him to tack Before the start. 
oh how short the memories are and oh so convenient for the narrative. 
 

No, and Spithill won the stard despite a slower boat at the time.

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1 hour ago, Tornado-Cat said:

No, and Spithill won the stard despite a slower boat at the time.

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Interesting, a slower boat and/or a slower crew. Hats off for clearly improving both. We will soon see if it’s good enough and that’s worth this wait. 

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Jaysus, I’m worn out waiting for this final. So please fuck off Covid so that everyone is safe and we can have some much needed fun. Aaarrghhhhg

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48 minutes ago, Paddywackery said:

Interesting, a slower boat and/or a slower crew. Hats off for clearly improving both. We will soon see if it’s good enough and that’s worth this wait. 

Even more interesting, TNZ was the team beaten by the first to go home...

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3 minutes ago, Tornado-Cat said:

Even more interesting, TNZ was the team beaten by the first to go home...

Yes and they showed promise. A great shame that they broke the boat. 

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2 hours ago, Tornado-Cat said:

No, and Spithill won the stard despite a slower boat at the time.

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The picture shows LR across the line first but a lot slower having just tacked. Looks an even start but which is better depends on which side is favoured.

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On 2/26/2021 at 8:55 PM, Cheap Beer said:

Nobody's mentioned it so far, but the start has been the decider. Spithill has been dialed in for the most part, and passing the leader is tough.

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As I said...

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On 3/1/2021 at 6:51 AM, Salty Seacock said:

Brad Butterworth's word has exactly the same value as a first full of flies. 

Brad is a long time betrayer of truth and honour. If Brad was drowning, I'd throw him the anchor chain. He adds negitive value to this world. He's a taker, a horder and a sore loser. 

The winner of the AC36 is too difficult to pick at this stage. All of the best people worthy of listening to are saying the same thing. Emirates Team New Zealand will be faster but haven't had much race time. 

It's too hard to pick. 

 

But apart from that he is ok..

 

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2 hours ago, laser 173312 said:

Any one in NZL got a forecast for today, not easy to find from the UK. Thanks in advance.

 

@Flags put one up above and commented it was most likely the best.

It means there is a good chance of racing and testing the theory LR is better in light conditions?

Will we see a CZ?

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50 minutes ago, btime said:

we have a light SE at the mo, tending east & variable - hard choice is the course area today

Latest update about five minutes ago was for fifteen knots SW by race time.

Four pm NZ time @dullers

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Just now, Woolfy said:

Latest update about five minutes ago was for fifteen knots SW by race time.

Four pm NZ time @dullers

Friday?

 

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Just now, dullers said:

Friday?

 

So about 3 in the morning in about 6 hours time?

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2 minutes ago, Woolfy said:

Latest update about five minutes ago was for fifteen knots SW by race time.

Four pm NZ time @dullers

Thanks i take it is in about 5 and a half hours from now

 

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On 3/1/2021 at 1:58 AM, strider470 said:

That's why it is odd.

More Kiwis think ETNZ can do 62 knots.

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5 minutes ago, Stingray~ said:

BS!

I was hearing 67.8? 

And they fly in 4 kts of wind thanks to their gennaker and some secret tricks, the ones they did not use in Bermudas because they did not need it.

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1 hour ago, Kevlar Edge said:

The most boring racing I’ve ever seen  I’d rather watch Jimmy and Peter match race Finns. What a waste.

What about sir ben as well?

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On 3/1/2021 at 10:16 AM, Indio said:

For $50, jason "jaysper" can get a new Vietnamese mail-order bride:lol:

Is that to go with the fake t-shirt?

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11 hours ago, Kiwing said:

At least TNZ is still in the race?

Cant argue with that.

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18 hours ago, laser 173312 said:

Any one in NZL got a forecast for today, not easy to find from the UK. Thanks in advance.

Easy enough really. Try the Met Office, BBC Weather or windy.com, all of which have forecasts for Auckland.

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All of the others work from foreign models , GFS, ECMWF etc but metservice takes proper account of orographic and local thermal effects.

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Just now, kiwin said:

All of the others work from foreign models , GFS, ECMWF etc but metservice takes proper account of orographic and local thermal effects.

Just having a look now, very good layout and lots of information. 

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46 minutes ago, dogwatch said:

Easy enough really. Try the Met Office, BBC Weather or windy.com, all of which have forecasts for Auckland.

I'd tried Met office and BBC they didn't seem to tie in with no wind stories. 

Thanks to kiwin that seems exactly what I want. 

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Every day we seem to have locals saying "no wind this morning, no racing today" yet by afternoon, there is wind on the race course. Sea breeze, I guess.

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32 minutes ago, laser 173312 said:

I think I remember someone, possibly Ian Murray saying that was the reason for the 4:15 PM starts.

 

That's right and people getting out from work being able to watch.

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