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Originally posted by iGRF

Well I managed to red button into the ladies radial and watched our two blunder out of the start line like rank amateurs, don't they teach big fleet start line technique to girlies, honestly all that way to get your self third rank boxed out of the committee boat end, who does that?

It is the most boring TV long waits of crowd viewing, camera operated by some retarded zoom monkey. I almost gave up waiting, nobody bar nobody but an enthusiast sailor would wait for that. The RSX's were racing Nick dempsey had a couple of bullets and was leading the third, did we get any coverage? No, they focussed on girlie Briony who also made the most appalling start ever and tanked as a result.

So tonight 5 pm we're promised Giles the Finn man who I'm told is a racing certainty by one of the moronic commentators, that will have immediately jinxed the poor fellow so I'll not hold my breath of him getting away clean, there was a fair bit of tide running I do so hope he knows his tidal stuff, the complete incompetences that were going on in the Laser fleet illustrated a lack of it earlier, do they teach it in dinghy school I wonder, they certainly don't to seem to teach any other basic tactical stuff.

Tell you what, why don't you come and line up against Ali Young at the next radial qualifier.  They're open entry after all so there's nothing anyone can do to stop you teaching her a few lessons about how to start properly.   Make sure you let us know how that goes.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 16 at 12:55pm
I might just do that, would I get to wear a dress sailing whilst I beat her off the line?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bustinben Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 16 at 3:14pm
Only if you agree that should you fail to beat her off the line you have to wear a mankini for the rest of your sailing career.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 16 at 9:52am
As much as that is unlikely to happen, wearing a mankini is hardly punishment so yes it's a deal.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dogslife Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 16 at 9:41am
Getting mightily p****d off with the bum dribble TV coverage of Olympic sailing that's been provided up till now.

Far too much of this type of frustrating snakes & ladders rubbish in flukey, patchy wind;


Whilst elsewhere in Rio there's lots of genuinely exciting and challenging racing going on;


No wonder participation in sailing is at an all time low, talk about missed opportunity...........
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bustinben Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 16 at 10:27am
Same here - it's been terrible.  They don't seem to have camera presence on all the courses, and are choosing to put what they have on the terrible ones.

Also the tracking is completely useless because they don't have any wind data linked in, so the position lines/calculations are total garbage.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fatboi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 16 at 11:10am
The IOC have paid for bottom tier coverage, which means they can basically only cover the closer courses to the beach. Massive shame as the outside courses have been epic. Talking to the guys out there it has been full on with some gigga waves!
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Personally I don't think I'd like to be out there looking through a viewfinder on those waves...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dogslife Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 16 at 1:46pm
The really frustrating thing is that there are cameras out there, but the use of the footage they capture is minimal & at times appears totally random and poorly edited, to say nothing of the rubbish commentary.

BBC is providing a daily summary via the Red Button, BBC Sport App or iPlayer.

Yesterday's can be found here; http://www.bbc.co.uk//p04/olympic-sailing-summary-thursday
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