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AC45 in San Francisco Bay #233709
06/18/11 03:06 PM
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I was in San Francisco last week and got to watch the AC45's in action on the bay. I caught one downwind run on video.
CRAW AC45 Video


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Re: AC45 in San Francisco Bay [Re: TEH] #233711
06/18/11 04:58 PM
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Good camerawork. You should go help Clean out.


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Re: AC45 in San Francisco Bay [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #233712
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ZZ Top may have said it best, " I'm Bad I'm Nationwide".

The AC 72's will be, "I'm Bad I'm Worldwide".

Re: AC45 in San Francisco Bay [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #233713
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Originally Posted by Team_Cat_Fever
Good camerawork. You should go help Clean out.


Amen to that!


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Re: AC45 in San Francisco Bay [Re: catman] #233715
06/18/11 06:49 PM
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Good work Tom! Looks like they're wearing helmets! laugh


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Re: AC45 in San Francisco Bay [Re: pgp] #233716
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They were indeed wearing helments.

These boats coming to town generated quite a buzz. Especially after that near pitchpole and actual pitchpole.

I did an informal poll while in town and 90%+ of the people I mentioned the America's Cup boats knew what I was talking about and were excited about the prospect of the race coming to town. Hotel people, cabbies, my clients, etc.

Keep in mind that Clean is often shooting off of a moving boat. I was on shore.

I got as good a shot as I did because this new camera has a great digital zoom. That's why the shot is a little soft. I was zoomed all the way out.


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Re: AC45 in San Francisco Bay [Re: TEH] #233717
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What model camera?


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Re: AC45 in San Francisco Bay [Re: TEH] #233718
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Just wondering.....will the average crew go through the wing during a capsize on a 72 or bounce off. It's going to happen. Might need more than a helmet.


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Re: AC45 in San Francisco Bay [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #233727
06/19/11 06:10 AM
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Panasonic TM700. Great little camera. Three chip, SD card recording, true HD (1080p 60fps). I got it for $750.


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Re: AC45 in San Francisco Bay [Re: TEH] #233728
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I liked your farther out shots vs. the up close stuff we sometimes see because without something to compare it to, like the chase boats or other boats in the bay, it's hard to see exactly how fast these things are going. Nice job and thanks for sharing!


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Re: AC45 in San Francisco Bay [Re: Timbo] #233729
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Originally Posted by Timbo
I liked your farther out shots vs. the up close stuff we sometimes see because without something to compare it to, like the chase boats or other boats in the bay, it's hard to see exactly how fast these things are going. Nice job and thanks for sharing!


Agreed! Its the same with r/c airplane videography. If you dont have a ground reference, its hard to understand speed and scale. Same here. This is cool video.


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Re: AC45 in San Francisco Bay [Re: catman] #233737
06/19/11 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by catman
Just wondering.....will the average crew go through the wing during a capsize on a 72 or bounce off. It's going to happen. Might need more than a helmet.


I'd expect they are wearing some body protection as well; probs similar stuff worn when ski racing:

Skid lid
Back; rib and kidney protection
Arm and leg protection


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Re: AC45 in San Francisco Bay [Re: scooby_simon] #233746
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Perhaps a harness with a thether as well? Something they can clip into the tramp when in possition, and unclip to tack, just long enough to allow them to work their job, but not to fall 50' into the wing?


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Re: AC45 in San Francisco Bay [Re: Timbo] #233747
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