AC36: The Match (6-15th March. Reserve days to the 21st)

laser 173312

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Two things:

1. Etnz still have to win it.

2. I have never believed the AC nor any other sporting event confers the sorts of financial benefits that get bandied around. Same goes for any public project such as museums etc.
Have to say, you don't seem that supportive of TNZ.  Less than I am in fact, and I'm the other side of the world. If it was RNZYS v RYS my loyalties would be split. But FFS come on your a Kiwi.

 

Thewas

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Gaggia RI9380 plugged into a smart plug so I can get it started while showering. Forza espresso!
Wise choice. Gaggia has the important things done in the right way.
I needed also a grinder so I went for a DeLonghi Specialista. Good stuff and great aesthetics, but not sure about the value for money. 
Still think Gaggia make better coffee, at this price point.

 

Stingray~

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Locked 3-apiece, Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa will be looking to the weather gods - and the possibility of strengthening winds - as a key factor in the coming days.

The America's Cup rivals return to the Hauraki Gulf today for two more races and what could be a decisive day of foiling - they each need to win four more races in the best-of-13 series to lift the Auld Mug.

The first six races have been in lighter airs - with the leading boat at the start gaining a massive advantage - and those breezes are set to continue today and tomorrow. But the regatta deadlock might be broken if a low-pressure system moves in this week.
https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/the-sunday-session/audio/chris-steele-what-to-expect-from-fourth-day-of-americas-cup-racing/

 

Schakel

Dayboat sailor
Well I doubt the Italians can put on an AC more disappointing than this one.

Fuck all challengers and boring races.
It's about design as well.
ETNZ pulled out a bat car well.
I liked it.
 

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Paddywackery

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Gaggia RI9380 plugged into a smart plug so I can get it started while showering. Forza espresso! For the second batch Bialetti 6 cup moka, after that I am properly caffeinated.
Well that's a mighty fine setup Jean-Baptiste, I'm impressed. 

I have a pal who likes the sun and has an apartment in Spain. This guy wouldn't spend a cent. He's so mean that when he moves he brings the wallpaper. He rang me recently to say he had bought this very good espresso machine for 3,500 euro. I think the sun has affected his head.

 
Wise choice. Gaggia has the important things done in the right way.
I needed also a grinder so I went for a DeLonghi Specialista. Good stuff and great aesthetics, but not sure about the value for money. 
Still think Gaggia make better coffee, at this price point.
I questioned my wife once about the cost of a rug, her response:

There is no luggage rack on a hearse

 

Crux

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I can see all the courses from where I am and there is very little wind in the harbour. 3kn max.  Much less than yesterday.  The only hope is for the seabreeze to come in the afternoon but even Predictwind is not promising much I'm afraid.

 
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laser 173312

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Locked 3-apiece, Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa will be looking to the weather gods - and the possibility of strengthening winds - as a key factor in the coming days.

The America's Cup rivals return to the Hauraki Gulf today for two more races and what could be a decisive day of foiling - they each need to win four more races in the best-of-13 series to lift the Auld Mug.

The first six races have been in lighter airs - with the leading boat at the start gaining a massive advantage - and those breezes are set to continue today and tomorrow. But the regatta deadlock might be broken if a low-pressure system moves in this week.
https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/the-sunday-session/audio/chris-steele-what-to-expect-from-fourth-day-of-americas-cup-racing/
Good point, both teams have lead by 1 race, but at the end of each day it's still even. That's never happened before in the AC. Gonna need some kip soon. Race in 5 1/2 hours.

 

The Main Man

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Have to say, you don't seem that supportive of TNZ.  Less than I am in fact, and I'm the other side of the world. If it was RNZYS v RYS my loyalties would be split. But FFS come on your a Kiwi.
I think Jays has been pretty clear on his support to be fair. Thankfully he’s like most of us and, whilst wanting his team to win, is also appreciative of the opposition. Unlike some others here...

 

Schakel

Dayboat sailor
Probably a defense?
Nope,

The Netherlands were never defender, neither were the Italians.
Will the fairness of the game improve when the Italians are in charge?
Politcally it has been the country where government rules for the shortest time.
But I like Italilian design. Make it fair so  nobody wants to start a civil war like the mafia..

It's all so simple.

I owned and adored this car by Pininfarina.

 

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laser 173312

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I think Jays has been pretty clear on his support to be fair. Thankfully he’s like most of us and, whilst wanting his team to win, is also appreciative of the opposition. Unlike some others here...
Wasn't aware I'd bad mouthed Prada. Other than commenting on their rumoured liking of Bertarelli as the next challenger.

 

Kaihoe

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I can see all the courses from where I am and there is very little wind in the harbour. 3kn max.  Much less than yesterday.  The only hope is for the seabreeze to come in the afternoon but even Predictwind is not promising much I'm afraid.
Try this website http://www.windsurf.co.nz/  a Photo of current conditions every 10mins and bottom left is current wind. Takapuna Cam is A Course.

 

strider470

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Nope,

The Netherlands were never defender, neither were the Italians.
Will the fairness of the game improve when the Italians are in charge?
Politcally it has been the country where government rules for the shortest time.
But I like Italilian design. Make it fair so  nobody wants to start a civil war like the mafia..

It's all so simple.

I owned and adored this car by Pinninfarina.

 

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Sorry, my answer was about what we would do in case of victory of the cup.

Defense it is.

:)

 

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