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

weta27

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strider470

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They can't close both options from TR with the same move. They can force TR to tack or let them cross behind. For the latter they can tack and take a loose cover or continue to right. Loose cover tack was marginal. TR might have been fast enough to pass.

Now they chose to protect the left side. TR had no options going left unless they wanted to sit in bad air all the way to the mark and then be forced to take the same mark or do an extra tack. That would have caused TR to be maybe 15 s behind at the mark.
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Thanks, mate, you saved my poor, struggling English, the need to explain exactly that.

 

jaysper

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TVNZ was saying this morning that it looks like either Course A or E today which I am sure LR will be happy with.  More likely a win the start win the race outcome and LR  have it over ETNZ in the pre-start.  Could there be another twist in the tail?
I fucking hope not, my heart has been pumping harder than most of the grinders.

 

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Bruni is one of our best sailors ever. Have a look at his career. Very good results on laser, 49er, and more recently with the moths, where, despite his age and being involved only in recent years, he became one of the top sailors in this class. He is also quite an expert match racer. A remarkable result I daresay. His age doesn't help but I think he will have another go. Maybe swapping roles with Sibello. Who knows. In this campaign, I liked him very much.
Bruni is freakin awesome. Self deprecating humour, honest intelligent, articulate, (don't underestimate how difficult it is to speak your second or third language on tv). Our sport needs more people like that.

That interview when they walk through his house, (i had to get my wife to translate) is hilarious, and certainly shows his success over the years.

 

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Bruni is freakin awesome. Self deprecating humour, honest intelligent, articulate, (don't underestimate how difficult it is to speak your second or third language on tv). Our sport needs more people like that.

That interview when they walk through his house, (i had to get my wife to translate) is hilarious, and certainly shows his success over the years.
His comparison of defending ETNZ to trying to drown a fish in water was gold...

 

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His derogatory comments about TNZ after beating them in the RR stages in Bermuda shows the sort of winner he is. A gloating peacock. It was a comeuppance for OR to lose key races through unforced errors after he'd banged on so much about how he, Slingsby and Langford were a better combo of tactics and on-boat communication than TNZ.
Any idea what day this was? I'm trying to find it on YouTube, thanks

 

idontwan2know

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To me it looks more and more like LR is trying to keep a wild tiger caged when they're ahead. Once it gets out, all hell breaks loose.

Meaning that every mistake (minor or not) by LR is immediately and severely punished, whereas TR's speed conveniently masks such mistakes for the Kiwis
^^^^ This.

ETNZ's speed gives them much greater margin for error and eliminates LR's.

 

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day wishes to all of you who’ve made it to Wednesday. 
 

One race win for LRPP, where Checco pulls off a stunning move followed by a win from ETNZ to retain the AC. Then a great party for everyone. 
 

Meanwhile, back in the bunker, I will cheer wildly.  :D
 

 
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