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The Sailing Thread

Post by greeneyed » September 26, 2013, 7:24 pm

Have to say, I thought it pretty funny that an Australian captaining the USA in the America's Cup, came back and beat NZ in San Francisco today!
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Post by -TW- » September 26, 2013, 7:32 pm

The Americas cup is rigged

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Re: The Yachting Thread

Post by greeneyed » September 26, 2013, 7:36 pm

The other thing I want to know... Bay 53 might help with this... how did they paint the big USA flag on the water near the finish line today?!
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Re: The Yachting Thread

Post by Shadow Boxer » September 26, 2013, 7:40 pm

Haha, stupid sport, pretty clever though, apparently those boats can do 30 knots in 10 knots of wind.
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Re: The Sailing Thread

Post by -GD- » September 26, 2013, 8:34 pm

greeneyed wrote:The other thing I want to know... Bay 53 might help with this... how did they paint the big USA flag on the water near the finish line today?!
:lol:

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Post by craigo » September 26, 2013, 8:39 pm

greeneyed wrote:Have to say, I thought it pretty funny that an Australian captaining the USA in the America's Cup, came back and beat NZ in San Francisco today!
i think an Australian was captaining the nz boat aswell

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Re: The Sailing Thread

Post by greeneyed » September 26, 2013, 8:40 pm

That guy seemed to have a NZ accent.
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Re: The Sailing Thread

Post by david231280 » September 27, 2013, 12:07 am

30 years ago today, every Australian knew something about Sailing.

But seriously, the things used this morning wern't yachts!

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Re: The Sailing Thread

Post by Raidersrawesome » September 27, 2013, 2:27 am

david231280 wrote:30 years ago today, every Australian knew something about Sailing.

But seriously, the things used this morning wern't yachts!
Agree , it is very different today

Back then they called the winged keel cheating

Now look at them
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Post by -PJ- » September 27, 2013, 6:26 am

the whole thing is rigged
some races were called off due to lack of wind
the kiwis actually won a race to clinch the cup but organisers said no because the boat finished outside the allotted time

everything that could go the Yanks way did...
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Re: The Yachting Thread

Post by The Rickman » September 27, 2013, 7:58 am

greeneyed wrote:The other thing I want to know... Bay 53 might help with this... how did they paint the big USA flag on the water near the finish line today?!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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