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Yes, but he, or any other IU/IJ, would have done more good for the sport, by explaning the rules in a coherent fashion to the general public on TV.
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Originally posted by gordon

by explaning the rules in a coherent fashion to the general public on TV.

Good trick if you can manage it, but the general public proverbially doesn't understand the offside rule in Soccer, doesn't understand most of the rules in Rugby, and has the attention span of a Mayfly...

I mean, have you ever heard a commentator try and explain the rules of Golf? And look what a hash they normally make of explaining the rules on the Formula One shows...

I'm not saying it can't be done, but I know I wouldn't have a hope of managing it...
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Originally posted by j24_4208

IThe Northe course did screw the GBR teams esp STAR, (almost Finn), 470M and 470W, and also the Elliot.

Why was the home team supposedly "screwed" 50% of the time?
 
That's way above the odds, especially on a course they should have known better than anyone else.
 
Have you done a comparison of their placings on the Nothe course v their placings on other courses?
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Originally posted by Chris 249

Originally posted by j24_4208

IThe Northe course did screw the GBR teams esp STAR, (almost Finn), 470M and 470W, and also the Elliot.

Why was the home team supposedly "screwed" 50% of the time?
 
That's way above the odds, especially on a course they should have known better than anyone else.
 
Have you done a comparison of their placings on the Nothe course v their placings on other courses?

I'd say 50% is actually way below the odds!

If the wind is 100% unpredictable and there are ten boats in the race then the odds of any particular sailor winning are 10 to 1 against. Looking at the races I've seen on the Nothe then maybe it's (say) 50% predictable which halves the odds, so they are still 5:1 against the best sailor winning!

So if we have 5 "best" sailors going into the medal races needing a good result then 1 gold and 4 silvers would be the statistically correct result, whereas if we had a steady course with predictable winds then it would have been 5 golds...

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