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All the races are filmed, but only 1 is live at any one time.
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Originally posted by The Moo

Good to see the p*ss and moan club is alive and kicking.

Perhaps I am easily pleased but I for one am thoroughly enjoying it and suffering badly from sleep deprivation watching it on catch up after all the mainstream stuff.

Agreed.  

You have to remember that a lot of viewers will be non-sailors viewing for a short space of time, so for their benefit the commentator needs to keep reiterating what might seem to sailors banal points.  The sailor-viewers can mostly see what's going on for themselves - e.g. seeing Ben sheeting out on that last beat, but i felt the commentary handled that well for sailors and non-sailors alike.

Ok, there are plenty of occasions when I think, 'bit how's so and so doing', but there are only so many camera's and it's not the BBC's choice of what's shown, so far as I know.
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Originally posted by nutonthetiller

Surely all races are filmed aren't they?


No. OBS chooses which they cover (e.g. helicopter coverage) and BBC is filming some others from the water, mostly those with some British interest. Match racing seems to be getting very little coverage indeed which is a shame as some of it is very exciting, particularly the pre-starts.
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Originally posted by blueboy

Originally posted by nutonthetiller

Surely all races are filmed aren't they?


No. OBS chooses which they cover (e.g. helicopter coverage) and BBC is filming some others from the water, mostly those with some British interest. Match racing seems to be getting very little coverage indeed which is a shame as some of it is very exciting, particularly the pre-starts.
 
I think the match racing is scheduled for more coverage next week, semis and final will be what they focus on, although for those on the Nothe the match racing has tended to dominate after a couple of fleet races each day.
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