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    Posted: 31 Aug 10 at 11:28am
I wonder what it will say, or more specifically how it will dress up Oracle doing what EVERY defender in AC history has done, and stack the deck in their favour.  That said, its part of what makes winning the cup all the more special, winning a game against a stacked pack. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 10 at 11:59am
Originally posted by Phil eltringham

what EVERY defender in AC history has done, and stack the deck in their favour. 

Not sure the Australians did, which probably explains why they are the only country not to have managed a successful defence...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Laser 173312 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 10 at 1:30pm

The Hula concept on TNZs 2003 defenders wasn't exactly stacking the deck in their favour either.

There is a press conference on 13th September to anounce the details. Live from Valencia @ 13:00 CET on the web.

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Merlinboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 10 at 7:58pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MattK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 10 at 8:14pm
Boats that will allow sailing technology to be pushed resulting in speed, rather than immense forestay load and creaking boats  Thumbs Up
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i suppose we shouldnt be suprised that oracle wants to use the design advantage they now have. it is gonna ruin the racing tho  Thumbs Down
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Post Options Post Options   Quote craiggo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 10 at 9:55pm
It doesnt matter what they sail it in it will always be boring.

The whole point is that the AC is a technical battle. Its only the recent ACs that have turned it into proper match racing.

I say go for it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ASok Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 10 at 9:28am
Looking forward to some amazing technical designs and stunning boats.  Expecting an absolute snore-fest in terms of racing.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Laser 173312 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Sep 10 at 9:41am
Very different reactions from ETNZ & Origin. Dalton says they're going for it. Simmer & Mills are thinking about it. I have a feeling Mills will pull the plug.
 
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