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Old 09-07-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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They are showing the Americas cup on channel 5 right now

Direct TV channel 5 at least in my area..

Oh man does Hydrofoil boats are so freaking amazing..
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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NBC network. It's on on Sunday as well. 4pm ET.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:24 PM   #3
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It pains me to report that the US is getting skunked and seems almost certain to lose the America's Cup.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:06 AM   #4
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Well, the Yanks won a race today (With an Aussie skipper and some Kiwi crew),so they are fairly close.... might come down sailing. Those things can accelerate quicker than my bike!
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I watched the racing this morning for the first time.
Hoooly sheeet - those things are fast!
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Too bad Oracle chickened out of the second race...

I wanna see those things fanging around the Waitemata Harbour
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:20 PM   #6
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I watched the racing this morning for the first time.
Hoooly sheeet - those things are fast!
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Too bad Oracle chickened out of the second race...

I wanna see those things fanging around the Waitemata Harbour
The Kiwis are going to win. But will they keep these boats?
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:23 PM   #7
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I watched the racing this morning for the first time.
Hoooly sheeet - those things are fast!
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Check out what happens when they get it wrong. This was team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton Cup, sending two men overboard. At :35. Replay at 2:10.

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The Kiwis are going to win. But will they keep these boats?
I hope so.
But realistically, they're gonna want more teams, so they'll have to bring the cost down.
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I hope so.
But realistically, they're gonna want more teams, so they'll have to bring the cost down.
I understand there's been talk of going to the same style but smaller, lower masts. Safer and cheaper, I think.
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