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Old 09-25-2013, 06:53 PM   #61
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Say - where did all the Kiwi's go?
A few of them went to join Oracle for the outsourced USA defence..... where were all the Americans?

As a Kiwi, I find the outcome a bit disappointing, but those boats, the technology and the crews made for some great racing...... that is more important than the outcome.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:32 PM   #62
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A few of them went to join Oracle for the outsourced USA defence..... where were all the Americans?
Paying them. Also, in yachting jail for cheating last year.

I agree, this regatta was quite the spectacle. It sounds like Larry Ellison is willing to use smaller, less expensive boats next time around to encourage greater participation. 45 foot masts instead of the 72-footers they used this time.

I hope it stays in San Francisco. The racing and the setting were peerless.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:12 PM   #63
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Paying them. Also, in yachting jail for cheating last year.

I agree, this regatta was quite the spectacle. It sounds like Larry Ellison is willing to use smaller, less expensive boats next time around to encourage greater participation. 45 foot masts instead of the 72-footers they used this time.

I hope it stays in San Francisco. The racing and the setting were peerless.
I don't mind it staying in San Francisco......... but I hope it goes to New Zealand next time!
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:10 PM   #64
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45 foot masts instead of the 72-footers they used this time.
Boat length. AC72 masts are like 130ft.
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Boat length. AC72 masts are like 130ft.
Thanks for the correction.
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Boat length. AC72 masts are like 130ft.
Didn't you get the memo, Sid is NEVER wrong

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