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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #265207
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Live coverage on the ABC evening news.


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I wonder what Max Cirino is doing today???


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Originally Posted by Redtwin
I wonder what Max Cirino is doing today???

Whining and boycotting a Prada fragrance promotion at the local mall.


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I wonder how fast Kenny loses those cats in Newport?

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Originally Posted by brucat
I wonder how fast Kenny loses those cats in Newport?

Mike


The m32 is sold, supposedly a new one on the way

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Originally Posted by Tony_F18
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Class act - I gotta be honest, I feel really bad for DB. Seems like a real good guy and great sailor. Gotta be crushing....

I am however still in disbelief Oracle pulled this out. I half expected NZ to just come out and hammer OTUSA. Hats off to Jimmy and the entire crew... Awesome performance...

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Originally Posted by itbvolks
Originally Posted by Tony_F18
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Class act - I gotta be honest, I feel really bad for DB. Seems like a real good guy and great sailor. Gotta be crushing....

I am however still in disbelief Oracle pulled this out. I half expected NZ to just come out and hammer OTUSA. Hats off to Jimmy and the entire crew... Awesome performance...


ETNZ did come out and hammer them. They won the start, were ahead to the first mark, maintained the lead all the way down the first run, then they allowed Oracle to split on leg 3, again, just like yesterday, and they got passed, again, just like yesterday (absent the leebow tack).

I wonder if they wish they'd have tacked, gone left to cover, much earlier in that leg.

Oracle clearly had better speed upwind though, so over the length of the full leg it may not have mattered if they had tacked to cover earlier. Truly amazing change to the Oracle boat/crew/sailing style, that they could change their early weakness on leg 3, to their strength.


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Originally Posted by Tony_F18
Did anyone see Russell Coutts?
Just weird that we did not see or hear from him at all.

Larry talked about this during the presser, which is a very good presser to watch.


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That start was the polar opposite of what I was expecting/hoping for, but was smart by both teams. It's still unbelievable what a turnaround Oracle made, turning their weakness into their strength is a huge understatement.

Karl, thanks for verifying that I wasn't hearing things when Todd said "pole pitching." Obviously, when you speak for so long and fill that kind of air time, you will occasionally mis-speak, but the team was more worried about correcting themselves over saying "champagne" instead of "sparkling wine" and didn't worry about the sailing terminology.

But, I still prefer to listen to Kenny over Jobson, and the end of this race gave me one more reason why. He noted that Jerome Kirby defended on this boat, and his dad Jerry defended back in the 90s. He didn't mention that he sailed with both of them in the VOR, something that Jobson would not be able to restrain himself from interjecting himself into.

Mike

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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #265223
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Here's the way I see it :

We purchased some of the Best mercenaries on the planet , and
along with our (1) home-boy , they did a Good job of
racing against some of the Classiest & formidable foes
on earth.

In the end, i could-a cared Less who Won , because it
was simply Spectacular !!!

Bille

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I snuck out of the office for a long lunch - brought the guys from work to my place to watch. They've been asking lots of questions, and I provided a running commentary for today's race. That was insanely exciting stuff. I'm hugely disappointed that ETNZ folded up like origami, but equally energized by the spectacle of the improbable comeback and the Cup staying in San Fran for another cycle.

Thanks for the link to the Esquire article - good one.

And thanks, everyone (ahem, PM!), for making this thread one of the best Catsailor discussions ever.

Cheers!


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After watching Lionel Messi play, I realize I need to sail harder.
Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #265225
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Reuters changed their G+ profile header to this... Amazing for an international news organization to do something like this with our sport...

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Link for higher-res: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-...-o/w1597-h794-no/reuters_americasCup.jpg

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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #265228
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Oracles win was top story on Sportscenter tonight. Although "sailing" in general was lampooned nearly the whole segment by the jock anchorman. Wonder if there's a replay online anywhere.

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Win or Lose, We Stand Together.

This AC34 has not only energized the multihull community, but has successfully captured the world's attention. People are watching, they are talking, they are amazed and smiling. All the major networks, CNN, BBC, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, etc. are covering it.

Tune in tomorrow morning to the Today Show on NBC and see the Oracle team as special guests.

Enjoy this video, captured on a Red Cinema Epic Camera, which, BTW is on my Christmas wish list, if anybody's wondering.

The World is Watching



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