Sunday, August 18, 2013

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Hey Ben, isn't that our rudder?


21 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's what happens when you start foiling your Laser/Torch!

Wavedancer

Michael O'Brien said...

Christmas List for ETZ: Eveready Batteries to power the Hydraulics

Michael O'Brien said...

Sorry, ENTZ

Michael O'Brien said...

Again: ETNZ

Baydog said...

Hey Sam, isn't that our Flot?

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

I'd rather watch paint dry or grass grow than watch this spectacular AC debacle.

Baydog said...

Like

Baydog said...

Decular Spectabacle

Tillerman said...

I must admit I don't watch the races all the way through but I do like to watch the video highlights of stuff breaking. And I did like it when the Emirates boat did a nose dive and those two fellows fell overboard. And, in spite of the fact that we haven't had a single really competitive race yet, those boats are spectacular going over 40 knots on their foils.

Luke said...

It's compelling viewing in the same sense that you can't turn away from a car crash or other disaster.

What's the final bill going to be per hour of racing? Will probably make space travel seem good value!

Tillerman said...

Exactly Luke. And I still live in hope that we may yet some real racing where boats stay close around the course and the lead actually changes.

Pandabonium said...

I'll pay attention when international races 12-metre class boats again. Not these "Star Trek" boats plastered with corporate billboards for me, thanks.

Tillerman said...

You can watch 12 metre class boats racing in Newport. About a dozen of them raced at the Newport Regatta this summer.

kiwiyates said...

Hmmm - if you are the lead boat and the boat following is getting too close, can you "accidentally drop" something in his way, hoping that he breaks a foil or rudder? Oracle seem to be practicing all the options. Have you also noticed that 3 of the top 4 skippers are from the Commonwealth! Just saying ..... "To finish first, first you have to finish..."

Tillerman said...

All of the guys who actually helm the boats are from the British Commonwealth aren't they?

Oracle - Spithill and Ainslie (Australian and British)
Emirates - Barker (New Zealand)
Prada - Draper (British)
Artemis - Outteridge (Australian)

It's hard to know who to support.

kiwiyates said...

Oops - my mistake. So tell me why is it called the Americas Cup again.... :0

Michael O'Brien said...

Today, yet another breakage.

If New Zealand had entered an Opti or P-Class, they would still be 2 up and have saved a lot of money.

Tillerman said...

The America's Cup is named after a yacht. There is nothing that says it has to be run in America, or competed for by Americans, or that a team that has USA in its name has to be staffed with Americans.

kiwiyates said...

or a foiling Laser / Torch.....

bonnie said...

Dectobabble Spoculus

kiwiyates said...

More on the subject here...

http://youtu.be/kIZz5tND79A

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