So...who is the skipper on BT, and did they do penalty turns or retire as well? I'm still not clear on exactly what happened, it sounded like Oman was on starboard coming into A mark and BT was on port, tried to duck but then he said they got a puff..."and he was caught out." ?? Could BT not duck -more- because of the puff or did BT misjudge the closure rate due to the sudden acceleration of Omani in the puff?
That's a sick sound. Sounded and looked like they couldn't turn down anymore because of a bulkhead , when they sped up it left them no where to go.
"I said, now, I said ,pay attention boy!"
The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea Isak Dinesen If a man is to be obsessed by something.... I suppose a boat is as good as anything... perhaps a bit better than most. E. B. White
Video looks fine. That is a small basin. . . what were they thinking?
What do you mean, what were they thinking? It is what we ALL should be thinking if we want sailing to become more visible and popular. Problem is that nobody wants to race in small areas like that with buildings all around to make the wind all fluky. The sailors want their regattas way out from shore where they have clear wind and where NOBODY CAN SEE THEM.
I just noticed that while editing the file (remove a few seconds) I enlarged it from 250mb to nearly 8GB(!). Now it makes sense why uploading took all night. LOL Will upload the proper version later today.
pgp: The basin is very small but also very exciting, think about how cool it looks to have such a powerfull machine fly a hull only a few meters from the dock.
Hard to argue with the success of this series: I watched the iShares Kiel (Germany) event recap on Sunsports TV last week (30 minutes long!), and they were reporting something like 60,000-80,000 on-shore spectators.....and here is a quote from the Ishares cup website regarding the Amsterdam event: " The best breeze of the day filled in for the final three races today producing some extreme racing - close calls, collisions, penalties and a final double-points race decider - keeping the 10,000 strong crowd entertained on the IJ-Haven."