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#263834 - 09/15/13 02:01 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: pgp]  
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Originally Posted by pgp
Any sense O just does better in heavier air?


Yes - their aero package is better but I think the moderate air issues are more about technique than anything


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#263835 - 09/15/13 02:02 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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"We have now seen more passing in this Cup than any other Americas Cup dating back to the first defense in 1870."

That'll shut 'um up.


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#263837 - 09/15/13 02:06 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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In case anybody's wondering. There is a race on, live on NBCSN.


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#263838 - 09/15/13 02:11 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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#263839 - 09/15/13 02:15 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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Beautiful


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#263840 - 09/15/13 02:22 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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That's the best speed Oracle has ever done on a tack. low of 13.5 knots.


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Oracle hitting 30 knots upwind


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#263842 - 09/15/13 02:23 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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Gained over 10 seconds on that downwind leg, they have really found a few extra gears.
Fully foiling upwind!

#263843 - 09/15/13 02:23 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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Oracle foiling upwind at 32-33 knots


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#263844 - 09/15/13 02:24 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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Low speed last tack 12.5 Knots Oracle


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#263845 - 09/15/13 02:25 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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Low speed last tack 15.2 knots Oracle


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#263846 - 09/15/13 02:26 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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350 meter delta. Quick, what's the fat lady doing?


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#263847 - 09/15/13 02:31 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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Delta 33 seconds gate 3 for Oracle. Who woulda' thought


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#263848 - 09/15/13 02:39 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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47 seconds, I think Ainslie is now promoted to skipper really.

#263849 - 09/15/13 02:40 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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FYI, Oracle just scored their first point. wink


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#263850 - 09/15/13 02:42 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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You could say that Oracle just ran a flawless race, if there ever was a perfect one, this race would be it.


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Here is an amazing stat.
Oracle AVERAGE speed: 31.63 knots NZ 31.32 knots

that's average speed


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#263853 - 09/15/13 03:27 PM Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.]  
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Race 10 is underway, startline advantage to the kiwis.

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