Some cool footage from the heli this morning.
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Posted 24 June 2018 - 09:07 PM
Ross 650 Farr 940
Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:17 PM
Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:44 AM
No triple crown for a Kiwi.
Lots of us were rooting for ya.
Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:12 AM
Pretty epic finish though.
Fortune favors the bold sometimes.
Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:27 AM
Woke up looked at the results and cant help but feel a bit deflated by it all, I wanted Brunel to win . Its an amazing achievement by all the crews but somehow the closeness of the finish and the stage management of the race is a bit meh. All the teams sailed their hearts out but I think the format and scoring could do with an update to reflect that, especially after the Newport finish. I get that its a business and they are trying to sell cars or Dong Fengs (whatever they are) but the in port races should only count for rum, we all know how much local knowledge and a bit of luck plays a part in harbour racing. To me the round the world ocean race means start at x sail the capes and finish at x. Aside from all that Burling and Tuke, NZ heroes!! they are an inspiration to our up and coming sailors.
Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:30 AM
Native, the in-port races essentially did only count for rum & would only come in to play to separate a draw in ocean leg points, which in the end only impacted 6th/7th. Also, the boat with the fastest elapsed time across all ocean legs actually won the race.
There was an online interview with the TToP navigator as they made their way to the eastern side of the course, she seemed to think going down the inside/east was the only way to go & was expecting the boats more to the west to come down. Didn't look that way when DongFeng was 80nm behind with the others having 50nm to go... but came through in the end.
Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:20 AM
Big bouquets to Stu and Daryl on Dongfeng racing for being winners.
Brickbats to NZ media and many others who have commented on the race.
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