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

shanghaisailor

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He had nothing untill his folks passed.... a Kiwi bloke with a dream (and was andamned good accountant) who made it happened during a time when Sir Peter Blake could do no wrong).... cut him some slack mate, he's worked bloody hard to get where he is
Sometimes an amazing number of petty, jealous people on thread who either don't have as much wealth, or are lesser sailors or just inferior in some way or another. As far as I am concerned DB has more money than me, is a better sailor than me but hey, good on him. He has taken his opportunity, grasped it and made a pretty good go of it. He's maybe only won 9 America's Cup races BUT that already places him in a fairly select club.

 

MaxHugen

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In Italy we are very romantic about boat names. It's very likely that an owner (but also professional sailing teams) gives the same name to all of his boat, all life long. Think of Azzurra, Il Moro di Venezia and Mascalzone Latino, besides Luna Rossa. How is it in other countries?

NB Only exception is with used boats. Nobody dares changing the name of a boat.
Some Aussie racing teams do the same, eg Wild Oats is now up to number XI

 
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strider470

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Some Aussie racing teams do the same, eg Wild Oats is now up to number XI
In Italy, some people use this approach also with a girlfriend's nickname (possibly without the sequential number). Different nicknames could add to the confusion and cause unpleasant misunderstanding / jealusy. :D :D Golden rule is never use first name, it seems. :D :D  

 
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shanghaisailor

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Good question. Bad luck if you believe that stuff. 

All vessels have history, then someone changes the colour, shape or name.

Something special happens years from now when someone walks down the dock and tells you a story about her.

I prefer to keep some features for that reason.
Ha ha. There is a little anchorage on the West Coast of Scotland, Ardinarmir. At the head of the inlet there used to be a lady (long time ago) who lived in a croft (small holding) I seem to recall her name was Irene. Anyone who anchored there was, by tradition expected to go and sign her visitors books - she had volumes of them which i understand are now held in the Clyde Cruising Club archives. One day a chap took his boat in there and went to sign the book whereupon she informed him his boat used to be blue. He countered that he had had it several years and it had always been white. A couple of seasons later he arranged for it to be takenback to the wood and re-painted. Sure enough several coats down, there she was blue.

She was apparently quite a character and the CCC made her an honorary member and when she was moved to an eventide home officers of the club made a point of visiting her.

I love little anecdotes like that.

The Picture is of my first wee 'boat with a lid' in Ardinarmir, the entrance is a lot narrower under water than it appears with rocks ether side of the channel. Definitely one to have the echo-sounder pinging when going through,

(Edit) Ha ha - couldn't resist googling it : Irene McLachlan was her name and it was an Honorary LIFE Member that they made her. She's mentioned in quite a few tales of West Coast cruising. Sadly, by the time I first moored there she had since passed away

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strider470

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Ha ha. There is a little anchorage on the West Coast of Scotland, Ardinarmir. At the head of the inlet there used to be a lady (long time ago) who lived in a croft (small holding) I seem to recall her name was Irene. Anyone who anchored there was, by tradition expected to go and sign her visitors books - she had volumes of them which i understand are now held in the Clyde Cruising Club archives. One day a chap took his boat in there and went to sign the book whereupon she informed him his boat used to be blue. He countered that he had had it several years and it had always been white. A couple of seasons later he arranged for it to be takenback to the wood and re-painted. Sure enough several coats down, there she was blue.

She was apparently quite a character and the CCC made her an honorary member and when she was moved to an eventide home officers of the club made a point of visiting her.

I love little anecdotes like that.

The Picture is of my first wee 'boat with a lid' in Ardinarmir, the entrance is a lot narrower under water than it appears with rocks ether side of the channel. Definitely one to have the echo-sounder pinging when going through,

(Edit) Ha ha - couldn't resist googling it : Irene McLachlan was her name and it was an Honorary LIFE Member that they made her. She's mentioned in quite a few tales of West Coast cruising. Sadly, by the time I first moored there she had since passed away

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Beautiful story. Run out of liles but I come back later! :)

 

Marinatrix447

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36th America’s Cup Day 6

Race 9: Firstly, course C delivered the event we’d all been waiting for. An epic battle royale with multiple lead changes driven by high performance, high speed match race tactics sparked by the pressure of a do or die result. Well done both camps for delivering such a fantastico sailing spectacle.

Quote of the day Jimmy: “The score line doesn’t matter, the only thing that matters is winning that next race”

Indeed, Forza Italia… another day to come out slugging, and you can for sure bet on that!

Finally, have to say Checco’s natural bonhomie what an asset to have onboard.

C A E C A   I N V I D I A   E S T

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Sometimes an amazing number of petty, jealous people on thread who either don't have as much wealth, or are lesser sailors or just inferior in some way or another. As far as I am concerned DB has more money than me, is a better sailor than me but hey, good on him. He has taken his opportunity, grasped it and made a pretty good go of it. He's maybe only won 9 America's Cup races BUT that already places him in a fairly select club.
Well said. I grew up sailing against Dean and he was always going to be a top sailor. Me, average. But I have watched him with admiration, and did better things with my own talents. Dean had to take the best path available to him, it's a shame he can't be part of ETNZ now.

What I really admire about ETNZ now is their ability to scope out talent from all fields of industry and other sports not associated with sailing, if it helps them develop, and the people have the drive. We must have the most random bunch of grinders in this AC? 

 

strider470

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Menacing message for my Kiwi friends :D Do not begin celebrations, it's not over yet. The momentum has changed in the AC series, two races ago, where you could win only "per un pelo", by a tiny hair. This pelo got shorter and shorter and there is no more left. Jimmy is on fire. Go Lunaaaaaaaaaaa. 4 more wins!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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Indio

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Menacing message for my Kiwi friends :D Do not begin celebrations, it's not over yet. The momentum has changed in the AC series, two races ago, where you could win only "per un pelo", by a tiny hair. This pelo got shorter and shorter and there is no more left. Jimmy is on fire. Go Lunaaaaaaaaaaa. 4 more wins!!!!!!!!!!!
Not the lunatic rossa again :ph34r: .

 

Nutta

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Menacing message for my Kiwi friends :D Do not begin celebrations, it's not over yet. The momentum has changed in the AC series, two races ago, where you could win only "per un pelo", by a tiny hair. This pelo got shorter and shorter and there is no more left. Jimmy is on fire. Go Lunaaaaaaaaaaa. 4 more wins!!!!!!!!!!!
But after he wins at Ludo against his great aunt, he has to race an AC75 against ETNZ...

 
Menacing message for my Kiwi friends :D Do nont begin celebrations, it's not over yet. The momentum has changed in the AC series, two races ago, where you could win only "per un pelo", by a tiny hair. This pelo got shorter and shorter and there is no more left. Jimmy is on fire. Go Lunaaaaaaaaaaa. 4 more wins!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't worry us kiwis have plenty experience of Rugby World cups and America's cups to be celebrating yet. Especially this cup, its insane. 

 

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Menacing message for my Kiwi friends :D Do not begin celebrations, it's not over yet. The momentum has changed in the AC series, two races ago, where you could win only "per un pelo", by a tiny hair. This pelo got shorter and shorter and there is no more left. Jimmy is on fire. Go Lunaaaaaaaaaaa. 4 more wins!!!!!!!!!!!
Aaahhh! The Grappa tastes good in the morning eh?

 




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