They are showing the Americas cup on channel 5 right now

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Direct TV channel 5 at least in my area..

    Oh man does Hydrofoil boats are so freaking amazing..
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  2. wxwax

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    NBC network. It's on on Sunday as well. 4pm ET.
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    wxwax Excited Member

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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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  4. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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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!
    90km/h:huh



    Too bad Oracle chickened out of the second race...:evil

    I wanna see those things fanging around the Waitemata Harbour:clap
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    The Kiwis are going to win. But will they keep these boats?
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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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    I hope so.
    But realistically, they're gonna want more teams, so they'll have to bring the cost down.
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  9. wxwax

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    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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