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Re: ACWS Newport: Game On [Re: brucat] #250280
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Another point for Stank. Looks like Ding will be "stank" by the end of the match.


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Re: ACWS Newport: Game On [Re: pgp] #250287
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Originally Posted by pgp
Another point for Stank. Looks like Ding will be "stank" by the end of the match.


Thanks for stroking my fragile ego. You DO realize however that I may be on YOUR boat at Ybel? Bring ear plugs for all my primadonna whining...


Jay

Re: ACWS Newport: Game On [Re: brucat] #250294
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Speaking of.... When do you want to do it? Pick a date and start talking ****, maybe some one will come challenge us for the undisputed champeenship.


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Re: ACWS Newport: Game On [Re: pgp] #250296
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Really Jay? I suspect you're feelin a bit frisky because the wife finally touched your fun bit but you and I both know how this is going to end, right?

Pete, I'll tell you the same thing I tell Ricky, just walk away you're only going to get your feelings hurt.


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Re: ACWS Newport: Game On [Re: brucat] #250297
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Jus' keepin' score boss, jus' keepin' score...


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Re: ACWS Newport: Game On [Re: brucat] #250303
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Docking out now, seabreeze is starting to fill in, 1400 start. Two match races then one fleet race.

ETNZ went back into the water, a little naked looking. The Red Bull wing has positively been plucked bare of all moving panels.

Spoke with another ETNZ crew this morning, a long-time multihull guy, who is equally amazed that the wing extensions are designed not to be water tight...

Mike

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1436 start time, breeze is 11 kts at the moment. USS vs ART up first.

Mike

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Phone issues again.

ART OCS, trailed all the way around.

Piranhah vs Coutts next at 1505

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Coutts beat the fish...

Setting up for a 3-lap fleet race, 1533 start time.

Still only seeing 10-11 knots.

Mike

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My phone hates this site...

Very exciting finish of the fleet race, ETNZ led from the gun to the third windward gate. They split the gate, with Spithill rounding us and heading away from shore. USS caught some huge puffs on the way downwind to the final turning mark for the reaching finish in front of the fort.

ETNZ timed their final gybe poorly, and USS sailed through their lee to take the lead and the race.

It was also reported that ETNZ damaged their dagger, but the boat wasn't pulled. This was actually the first night all week that the crane wasn't being used (which sort of stinks for the spectators, as they lift the boats over the spectator walkway to get them in and out, giving folks the best views of the boats).

As an aside, there were two Red Bull wing panels in the tent, and a third panel was having some grinding work done, which means that ETNZ was able to salvage most of their old wing.

Mike

Re: ACWS Newport: Game On [Re: brucat] #250330
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Watching the Replay did OR5 throw a pick on ETNZ to give OR4 some extra space on the last race?


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Re: ACWS Newport: Game On [Re: brucat] #250339
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We've got 18 f18s rigged up in newport this morning! We'll be sailing up until the ac starts just to the west of fort Adams where all the spectators will be!!

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Sorry guys, my phone just wouldn't load catsailor at all yesterday or today, and was ridiculously slow with all sites.

Anyway, the F18 show was brilliant! Gave the early fans something to watch while waiting for the AC action. I got our driver to line up for some good shots of the F18 action, I'll try to post a link when I catch up with the photogs.

Mike

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Mike,

Glad to hear it was well received! Racing in front of a couple thousand people cheering was certainly an incredible experience! Looking forward to the photos, and I will have an event report written up soon.

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Ha! I was on live TV, red life jacket here [at 4:02-4:03 (don't blink), several random times after that]:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgW-t_so-t0

My job: "I lift things up and put them dooowwwwnnn." Flags, that is, 3, 5 or 7. I also got to use my PRO experience and keep the gate square. Best mark boat job ever. smile

I was originally slated to be on the left windward mark, you know, the one that got hit several times, and just about got out of the way when ETNZ lost it...

I did walk the shore on Sunday morning before we went out, the crowd was definitely watching the F18 races, with surprisingly knowledgeable comments.

Mike

Re: ACWS Newport: Game On [Re: David Ingram] #250466
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Originally Posted by David Ingram
Really Jay? I suspect you're feelin a bit frisky because the wife finally touched your fun bit but you and I both know how this is going to end, right?



I have fun bits? Yippee!


Jay

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