Americas cup

Discussion in 'Sports' started by sandgroper, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. US4823

    US4823 Been here awhile

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    I hope they stay with this incarnation of boat for the next cup. Just a spectacular made for TV event. Imagine how these boats might evolve over time...I want to see more!
  2. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Hats off to NZ for running a flawless campaign. I'm obviously rooting against them but they are clearly the superior boat.

    I'd be excited to see what they envision as the future of the AC.

    I'd hate to be Larry's dog right now:D
  3. trustme

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    Wahoo, great work by every man & woman in TNZ, a total team effort

    I will watch with interest to see if Oracles top 2 [ Ellison , Coutts ] can be magnanimous in defeat
    Spithall & Slingsby just gave full credit to the Kiwis
  4. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Congrats to New Zealand, you guys just put the hurt on!!

    Please change the nationality rules!!!
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  5. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Good job KIWI's!! Congratulations.
  6. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    Challenger of record . Luna Rosa
    0ut with the old in with the new
  7. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    wow that was fast.
  8. Kiwi Mo

    Kiwi Mo Long timer

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    Well what a morning.

    Start went well in that there was no collision and both boats clean over the line with no penalties.
    That first mark and the early jibe by Team New Zealand, well was some writing on the wall for the Yanks?
    Slowly slowly edging ahead.
    I began to believe, crikey this may be the one.
    Don’t stuff it up boys…….The rest is history.

    Well done indeed. Ye-Ha!


    Also a special thank you to the unnamed overseas donor who made a large Charley Ash donation to Team New Zealand in October 2015.
    It came at a time where it became evident the Kiwi crew simply did not have the money to pursue the challenge any more. Without it, well it was all over red rover.

    It’s already been said, but worth repeating.
    The rules are going to be modified so it is not neigh on impossible to win the cup for a challenger.
    Come and race – if you’re good enough and can beat us you will become the caretaker of the cup.
    I’m sure that there will be more teams interested in participating in the regattas with a level basis.

    Well done Team New Zealand.
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  9. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Well put. I hope the sporting aspect can coexist with the necessity for the dollars. Can't wait to see how NZ handles the upcoming cup preparations.

    Congrats again, well done.
  10. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Coutts was talking up the Kiwi's...maybe he's got a job offer for a checkout job at Mitre10. He still wants to be involved, needs to be friends again.
  11. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Congratulations to New Zealand. Thoroughly deserved. Clearly the best team and the best boat.

    I understand that New Zealand is a nation obsessed with sailing. As such, it must be a happy place right now. The Cup is in good hands. Maybe the best hands.

    With this win and the pounding the All Blacks gave the Lions, there might be some pretty big heads down there right now. :lol3
  12. trustme

    trustme Long timer

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    Pretty sore heads more likely
  13. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    As a non-sailor, I completely agree. The last two Cups have been much more interesting to me than the those with the traditional boats. Not just the setting, the speeds and the close sailing, but also their ability to sail in lighter winds. I think only one day was lost entirely to postponement due to light winds, and on one other day the start was delayed. Did I get that right?

    Whatever happens, as long as they keep this thing out of the courts and on the water, everyone wins.
  14. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    :lol3
  15. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Smoko shout from the boss this morning. Everyone is happy.
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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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  18. Kiwi Mo

    Kiwi Mo Long timer

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    Yeah, it seems we got is the S*** for that.

    Simply not done old chap.

    Dam Colonial Hillbillies.

    Oh well.
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  19. ShineySideUp

    ShineySideUp Long timer

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    the graphics they use to show who is where and what they are doing was very helpful.
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  20. trustme

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    Developed by an NZ company from Dunedin.
    Matteo De Nora confirmed that Burling was pulling his punches in the starts against Spitball in the round robin . Sneaky crafty colonials

    For a sleepy little back water we come up with some clever shit
    Bruce Mclaren of Mclaren F1
    Weta Digital of Lord of the Rings & Avatar
    John Britten built some motorbike or something.
    Team NZ, Oracle never dreamed of foiling until the Kiwis let the cat out of the bag prior to SF.
    Bill Hamilton developed the jet boat

    Clever Us..
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