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So... whose watching the america's cup races?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:27 pm
by plummet
Man those yachts haul arse.

Very interesting to watch.

Re: So... whose watching the america's cup races?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:53 pm
by jwoodunlv
I watched a few of them. Those boats are amazing and it looks like Oracle is getting their ass kicked.

Re: So... whose watching the america's cup races?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:03 am
by Bille
jwoodunlv wrote: ...
and it looks like Oracle is getting their ass kicked.
Please tell me that the boats kicking Oracle's Ass , are NOT on a hydrofoil ?

That would add Insult to injury for the Oracle teem, and there Multimillion dollar Boat !!! :lol: :D :lol:

Bille

Re: So... whose watching the america's cup races?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:10 am
by Hawaiis
All of them are now on hydrofoil

Re: So... whose watching the america's cup races?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:24 am
by plummet
They have some insane pace in pretty light winds.

http://tvnz.co.nz/americas-cup-2013/s20 ... eo-5584972

Going over double the wind speed.

Re: So... whose watching the america's cup races?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:03 am
by toyletbowl
Record every single one and they are amazing races. I wasn't convinced it was better, but after seeing each race and knowing the technology to run those bad boys, it's impressive to say the least.

Kiwi's are tough, but US is learning quickly how to be faster than in the beginning.

Bob
www.kiteridersllc.com

Re: So... whose watching the america's cup races?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:58 am
by jrfiol
Im watching, super fun, wish i was onboard

Re: So... whose watching the america's cup races?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:28 am
by matthepp
Of course it's rich white guys racing rich white guys (but it always has been). I think this year will go down as one of the greatest in the history of the race. The near capsize by the Kiwis Saturday was unbelievable! As a proud Hobie 16 turtler myself, I was amazed to see Barker dangling from the helm 50 feet in the air calming asking for more 'hydro' to get the wing to pop over and release the heel.

Man do I want to try and build a foil now!

Re: So... whose watching the america's cup races?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:32 am
by kinchencool
ETNZ were quite lucky of not capsizing!! Awesome the grinders kept grinding when the boat was at 50 degrees. Some sick racing. Today they postponed the races foe wind being over the limit of 23 knots i think it is

Re: So... whose watching the america's cup races?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:58 am
by skerrj
watched sun.... amazing!

the upwind VMG bit was very interesting... each boat just under 20kts.... and the wind was blowing around 20kts (or was i making this up?).... with tide not sure what the actual vmg was.

anyone know?