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tony23

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Americas cup 2010
« on: February 13, 2010, 07:47:36 PM »

Just in case anyone did not know, the live video feed for the 33rd Americas cup is free to watch here http://www.skysports.com/americascup If you have Sky sports, its on there as well its also on the internet at www.americascup.com, though you will have to download thier player software first to use their streaming feed.

First race was Friday 12-02-09 at 9pm GMT. The first two attempts to race, (Monday and Wednesday) were both abandoned as the weather did not suit either of the two monster multi-hulls O0.
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Re: Americas cup 2010
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 03:45:30 AM »

to me ,e it's no longer a good interesting race. It's nw more about tecnology and not so much skill ! time to go back and build identical boats. Best crew wins the race !
Malcolm  NZ
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Re: Americas cup 2010
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2010, 08:10:27 AM »

...... The first two attempts to race, (Monday and Wednesday) were both abandoned as the weather did not suit either of the two monster multi-hulls O0.

Farce, they should race in the conditions on the day of the race, only exception being no wind. Racing isn't just about being the fastest in ideal conditions but adapting to the course and conditions presented on the day.

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Re: Americas cup 2010
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 01:39:53 PM »

Agreed.  It was about as interesting as watching somebody play with a Wii.  Come back on that.  Not as interesting.  The boats themselves were amazing creations, but only in the same context as any other specialist record breaking device.  Hopefully, should it ever be held again, it will get back to being a sporting event rather than a pure ego trip.
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Re: Americas cup 2010
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010, 05:11:09 PM »

It was for me a total Non-Event. Did you know the correct name for the Trophy is the Lipton Trophy? The Americans won it and it was always defended in the States. The British Challenger had to be sturdy, and heavy enough to beable to sail across, and back, the North Atlantic. Obviously the American boat was built much lighter, and was faster. It was not until there were freightors big enough to carry a 90 foot long hull that Challengers had a chance. There was also the problem of the intpretation of the Rules. The saying goes" Britain Rules the waves, the Americans waive the Rules".Basically if a Challenger won, there was always a reason to disqualify her!
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