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Old 07-09-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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Question Americas cup TV channels (direct TV)...!?

Sorry if is a answer here somewhere, I seldom come to this forum segment..
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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Thanks senor, i wish I still live in San Francisco for this..
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Thanks senor, i wish I still live in San Francisco for this..
That would be awesome to see in person. I hope you're well.
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Race coverage starts tomorrow on NBC Sports channel.Can't wait to see!
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #6
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I'm watching today's race from NBC Sports Channel. Spectacular boats. I don't understand the physics of how they can go so much faster than the wind.

This really is pretty neat, if you can get over the obscene cost.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:04 AM   #7
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Cost is no big deal - the New Zealand government has spent NZ$36,000,000 of tax payer's money to fund our boat and campaign. With 4 million people that's a lot of money per head. If we win, it's worth more than $36 million to the country.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:21 PM   #8
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Finals of the challenger series started on Saturday and Race 1 couldn't have been more dramatic.

Luna Rossi broke a dagger board before the start. Right up until time ran out they were making emergency repairs with a hacksaw, glue gun and whatever on a piece of carbon fibre that must cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Then a close start. Then the Italians' repair job failed and the race looked to be a boring one horse affair.

Until the New Zealand boat made a turn, up on its boards, in close to maximum winds and at 45 mph. Suddenly both noses plunged into the water, and thing half submerged. It was like driving into a wall. Everyone aboard was thrown forward and two guys went overboard. The bodywork took some damage but they finished and won.

They called off race two because the winds were too high. That's a safety precaution introduced when a Swedish crewman died in practices.

Next race, wind permitting, is Sunday at 6pm ET on NBC Sports network.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:12 PM   #9
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Race 3 and 4 today. Not televised. Supposed to be on the America's Cup YouTube Channel (which is horribly organized.)

But click on the link and it says it's not available in your area (that being the US.) Dumb.

Watching this event is really hard. I remember when ESPN carried the races and they were easy to find. The thing has really gone in the shitter since everyone began squabbling.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:07 PM   #10
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Boats are so fragile that it's a long shot that they will even finish a race without a breakdown. Starting to get embarrassing. Exciting to watch though when they are racing.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:51 PM   #11
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Live racing today at 4pm east coast on NBC.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:18 PM   #12
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This is what I learned to sail on.
This is a sailboat.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:30 AM   #13
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:04 AM   #14
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Looks like Oracle needs more wind to be competitive.I think that fourth race was the first to be sailed in 20+ knots.Once behind NZL could not pass.Looking forward to more.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:11 AM   #15
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Amazing technology! I'm sure some "Traditionalists" would want the old 12 meter yachts back but the object is to go as fast as possible! I wonder if the costs went down any as the boats do look a little simpler than the old style!
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