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In the last two series ETNZ has either been killed on the start line or coughed up a first or second place to finish at the back of the fleet in every race (except the one in New York where they started 5 minutes after the fleet which then sailed into massive hole and ETNZ, being so far behind, held the new breeze and sailed around them to win). This tells me that their tactics are poor and they are not sailing fast. Unlike Artemis and Japan right now.

 

I still think that these new boats are a one trick pony- the boat that wins the start gets clear air and nearly always stretches out to win by heaps. The real racing is for the minor places.

 

If one didn't care that ETNZ was so awful yesterday's racing for the minor places was an awesome watch.

 

Based on performances I think Sir Ben Ainsley could be the favourite because USA is not doing well.

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The right team won in ....... err, wherever it was.

 

Artemis have been doing their time as the AC clubs newbies/entry list filler so it's only fair they get a go at holding the cup/cups/whatever it is these days. Payback for being a good complaint little team must now be due.

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hmm looks like Sky have moved the AC coverage to channel 6 for the Portsmouth event so not available on fanpass - great to see some racing at last in Chicago but likely to be hard for most to see this one

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Watched the replays on sky. Ainslie was dominant this regatta, Shitall not bad and Barker pretty consistent too. ETNZ struggled without the normal crew by the looks. France had flashes of brilliance, Artemis, well, who?

Wife is a big barker fan so she was happy.

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