Tuesday, July 23, 2013
What's usually the most exciting part of a match race?
The start. Right?
The "cat and mouse" game as the commentators love to call it. Who is in control? What will they do?
In this America's Cup with a reaching start the question is whether a boat will go for the leeward end of the line with the possibility of being inside at the first mark, or for the windward position with potentially clearer air.
So what happened in today's race between Emirates and Prada?
The video posted on the America's Cup website jumps abruptly from 25 seconds before the start until the boats are halfway down the first leg with Prada already way behind Emirates.
Why were those crucial seconds cut out of the tape that the public can see?
What are "they" trying to hide?
Who are "they"?
What did "they" know and when did "they" know it?
Not since the missing 18 minutes in the Watergate tapes has so much been hidden by so few from so many.