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  1. erice


    From the album: extra pics

  2. well done ineos! seems the start is as important as they said no wonder jimmy was fighting so hard for it!
  3. race 1 most interesting start yet! going to be interesting jimmy vs pete
  4. Course E it seems 4.15pm start presumably if winds enough
  5. saturday confirmed and no course B, C or viaduct viewing https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/americas-cup-2021-dates-and-times-for-next-prada-cup-final-racing-confirmed/CPTPAGFM3BEUGRDQSJ7VP7LW7M/
  6. i notice the story i quoted earlier which said racing "tomorrow" has now been altered to say "this week" clear as mud To the delight of Luna Rossa, the Prada Cup final will resume this week — although America's Cup organisers have made it clear they aren't happy about it with a stinging statement.
  7. bureaucratic over-reach is what cost san fran hosting the cup when ellison gave up and took it to Bermuda surely it would never happen here!?
  8. To the delight of Luna Rossa, the Prada Cup final will resume tomorrow — although America's Cup organisers have made it clear they aren't happy about it with a stinging statement. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/other/prada-cup-final-back-but-organisers-lash-luna-rossa-not-putting-nzs-health-first you may have realised by now how much i hate bad journalism how's this America's Cup Events wanted to delay a return to the water until Auckland had moved back to alert level 3 to allow crowds to attend, while challengers of record Luna Rossa remained adamant that racing sho
  9. organisers don't want to start racing until aucks back in level 1 more people at viaduct etc. LR pretty firm they don't want to give ben's boat builders any more time for a hail-mary boat change hopefully we're just in level 2 for the 2 days
  10. so back to level 2 and hopefully racing can soon resume LR were getting pretty filthy over the possibility of a delay https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/americas-cup-2021-divide-over-prada-cup-covid-plans-as-luna-rossa-oppose-delay/NMFEYTYJETGYVB7NKNLF2WF26U/
  11. they must have gone outside the auckland environment
  12. America's Cup 2021: Prada Cup final postponed due to Auckland Covid-19 lockdown https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/americas-cup-2021-prada-cup-final-postponed-due-to-auckland-covid-19-lockdown/ANCUCV24HCSICMG36FVKV66OXE/ ben's fully supportive of this safety move
  13. AJ we've just been told we're back into a level 3 lockdown a family cluster of 3, mum works at an airline food company so schools and shops basically closed from midnight and everyone asked to stay home like melbourne our 3rd lockdown rest of nz goes to level 2 kicks off 11.59pm tonight in 4 hours wonder if racing tomorrow will be cancelled tomorrow? no groups larger than 10 permitted will ineos get a covid reprieve to turn their boat around?
  14. ben's on empty the team's on empty he and gile?'s dinghy sailing hasn't prepared them for match racing starts in high winds they may win a race or 2 but they'd never challenge etnz in the lighter stuff forecast for next month so it's best that....
  15. Plenty of wind awaits the Prada Cup finalists for races three and four today. Luna Rossa and Ineos Team UK will race on course E today with gusts of up to 18 knots expected.
  16. benny says they lost the 2nd, average winds, race because they were still carrying the big light air jib and it's the only thing he can change...
  17. erice

    ernesto back?

    not to worry labour have got this! Broadcasting Minister Kris Faafoi is announcing a funding package for journalism. It's the second announcement for the media sector since the COVID-19 pandemic began. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/02/livestream-broadcasting-minister-kris-faafoi-announces-funding-for-journalism.html
  18. the end of ineos shot their wad of mods to get to the prada cup final nothing left in tank can't sail in the light can't win in the medium
  19. erice

    ernesto back?

    presumably not here or we'd have heard meanwhile debate rages about falling education standards in nz not us say granny herald...............who are so confident in their journalists writers that they don't even need to use spell-checkers agreement between the Challenger of Record and the Defender, which Murray suggested wase unlikely. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/americas-cup-2021-new-rule-opens-up-intriguing-strategic-possibilities/VGKH4LG5GEYQIUK4NVZHUAVT4E/
  20. erice

    ernesto back?

    Swiss billionaire who funded Alinghi to America's Cup glory looking to return Ernesto Bertarelli has already tried to by Team NZ’s first AC75 to get a feel for where sailing is at currently. Ernesto Bertarelli wants to return to the prestigious regatta, even as a lead challenger, if Italy's Luna Rossa win the cup. Other big backers are tipped to follow Berteralli, especially if he becomes the challenger of record. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news yes, one news it does pass the spell check, but you've got to do better tha
  21. In the lead up to this weekend the forecasts had been suggesting very light conditions, now the picture looks better with slightly stronger north easterly breezes in store starting at around 8-11kts and building to 14kts by the end of the afternoon. Racing is anticipated to take place on Course A, out in the Hauraki Gulf. but race director Iain Murray admits there could be a delay with the first race due to light winds. The wind is predicted to be in the 8-11 knots range for the 4.15pm start time, before rising to 12-14 at 5.15 and about 14 for a 6pm start. Racing cannot
  22. PRADA Cup final races 1 & 2 Saturday 13 February 2021, 4:00 PM at course announced on morning of race day PRADA Cup final races 1 & 2 are on 13 February 2021. 3 & 4 are on 14 Feb, Sunday 16:12 FINAL – RACE 1 STARTS Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli vs INEOS TEAM UK Exact time will depend on weather conditions 17:12 FINAL – RACE 2 STARTS INEOS TEAM UK vs Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Exact time will depend on weather conditions
  23. erice

    Boat rage

    During his court appearance on Wednesday, the man was remanded in custody under an interim recall to prison without entering a plea, and was granted interim name suppression. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/02/man-allegedly-involved-in-boat-rage-incident-at-tairua-wharf-last-month-granted-name-suppression.html
  24. erice

    Boat rage

    you realise of course that there are many mental + personality conditions shared by those in prison that don't improve no matter how much money is thrown at them so when people say "they didn't get the help they needed"......it's often not because it wasn't offered but because it either doesn't exist or the offer of help was refused ie what's the treatment for foetal alcohol disorder? There is no particular treatment for foetal alcohol syndrome, and the damage to the child's brain and organs cannot be reversed. If we take the whole range of mental illness, from common
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