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#51 AJ Oliver

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 10:36 AM

Mr. Tuke has himself some bragging rights - and the others too of course. 

 

Pretty different from AC racing !! 

 

And then there is the Sailing Triple Crown - winning Olympic Gold, the America's Cup and the VOR. 

 

Never been done, but he's got a chance . .


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#52 AJ Oliver

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:41 AM

To paraphrase KM, Where is everybody? 

 

Following the VOR on the evil SA are ye? 

 

Maybe if the mods tossed in some nekkid pics . .


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:05 AM

I don’t think anyone round here cares. I dont. One design, stupid course, stupid rules, commercial tour of the world. A long way from the whitbreads I grew up loving.
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#54 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:50 AM

Yeah can't say the Volvo does much for me either. But for the 1st time in may editions I did enjoy watching the boats leave a port somewhere a few weeks back, great video so maybe .....

 

As Clipper mentioned I also struggle with it's current highly sanitised commercial nature compared to the Whitbread.

 

The Vendee, now that's a race that gets the panties moist. It's got adventure, the smartest rule makers in professional yachting by a huge nautical mile, very cool boats (the latest editions) a very hard mission to complete let alone win and each boat is crewed by a genuine knut job. All of that adds up to a very hard package to beat.


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#55 Elly

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:31 AM

I think if NZ had a boat entered (a la Camper) then there would be more interest here.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:11 PM

I don’t get it? What’s not to enjoy? I guess if you’re not into yacht racing as a spectator it might be a bit distant.

I’ve enjoyed the in port coverage and the starts. These are big boats being raced around the cans. The racing in the southern ocean was more interesting than most whitbreads when a boat with better design would clear out early. The pass with 800 miles To go was nice to observe.

I think the trip to HongKong is going to be fascinating as it will be (should be) very tactical.

The only thing that ruins it for me is that they all use the same routing software so it can be a bit follow the leader.
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#57 AJ Oliver

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 09:50 AM

Leg 4 - off Oz NE coast 

 

Here comes Mapfre - they seem to have an extra gear  


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:06 PM

Dongfeng seem to be doing better now that Frank Cammas is on board.

 

Are there more Americas cup sailors than usual?

3 from Oracle, 2 from ETNZ, 1 from Groupama...


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#59 philstar

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:57 AM

I'm enjoying the drone footage of them out on the ocean. Gosh they must have a pretty serious drone to be able to take off and land on the boats and keep up in the conditions which they are filming at.

Anyone know what they're using??

 

In terms of the one design, course etc you just have to accept it I guess. Its called progress yes its commercial and glitzy but you can't really go backwards to ior maxi's etc.

 

The volvo 70' were awesome boats until they exploded every leg, then limped to the nearest port to lick their wounds. Or they ran out of sponsorship money and withdrew.   

 

Overall I'm taking interest and enjoying it. There is fairly clearly a big diff between the teams. Brunel isn't doing as well as I would have expected. 


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:24 PM

they must have a pretty serious drone
Anyone know what they're using??


DJI phantom pro 4 I believe
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