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Originally posted by oz man

I for one would certainly be rather watching a couple of 12 meter dinosaurs drifting around at four knots!

Through binoculars of course as they are about fifteen miles out to sea...
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Alas not everyone live in San Francisco and can pop down to take a look at what is happening in the harbour and a lot of other feel it is so irrelevant to Sailing as a sport that they just don't bother....

Just my opinion as always.

I wonder how many of the 30,000+ were actual sailors or socialites (think Henly Royal regatta for a similar analogy......)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Sep 13 at 2:03pm
I stand by my comments about the race track being one dimensional and at odds with the craft (in a purest racing context). But am pleased that the racing in the Cup IS so tight. Mainly because each boat seems to marginally out perform the other in slightly different areas. NZL seems quicker upwind. USA seems to go deeper at the same speed as NZL downwind (USA also seem to have worked out how to keep a slightly faster upwind boat behind them). And I stand by my other comments that I think mega fast team racing cats are fantastic to watch!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peaky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Sep 13 at 2:30pm
I think it has been fantastic, but can't think of anything to say. Dumb struck, I suppose.
Do you reckon wings will be tried again now in the A Class?

I'm also looking forward to the Little AC in Falmouth soon. Might pop over to watch some of it.
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Does it matter if they were sailors or not? A non sailing mate of mine went to Weymouth to watch the Olympics because they were they only Olympic tickets he could get, now he's watching and enjoying this.
I still can't get him on a boat though ( the lazy git) he says anything smaller than a ferry and he won't go on it. 
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I certainly wasn't expecting close racing like this, so munch, munch on the humble pie...
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Originally posted by catmandoo

28500 spectators on the piers for race 1 , another 16000 in the marine park  never mind elsewhere,


Afaik most of the spectator area is free access so nobody really knows how many are there. I was at Plymouth ACWS and while there were plenty of spectators, the later claimed figures were far from credible to me.

There are vast numbers of comments on Sailing Anarchy for those interested.

I think most people found the LVC a wash-out but the final is providing better and closer racing than the scoreline would suggest.


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some elf and safety dude prob counted them 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote getafix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 13 at 7:24pm
Granted the boats are very impressive and the sailors on show are some of the best... But really I'm not buying all this "close racing" blarney.. There have been some close first mark roundings but after that, barring yesterday's fluffed 'foiling tack' by OTUSA it's basically been a procession
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 13 at 7:49pm
Les face it: match racing is almost always a procession. Boat A gets ahead and covers.
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