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    Posted: 11 Aug 12 at 9:41am
As far as I can work out, the base for the sailing is Marina da Gloria. Anyone have any idea what the prevailing conditions are around there?
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Assuming that it's gonna be in Aug (?) doesn't look too bad...

http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/marina_da_gloria
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In the paper today- apparently the organisers have been "inspired" by the Nothe course, and are planning something similar near the Marina with a grandstand holding 10,000 people.

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Originally posted by alstorer

In the paper today- apparently the organisers have been "inspired" by the Nothe course, and are planning something similar near the Marina with a grandstand holding 10,000 people.

Cry


Oh the flippin muppets (well something like that anyway)

Why not go the whole hog and put the medal race in an indoor pool with fans like they do at boat shows?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 8:42am
it would be fairer... what about massive building,  configured basically as a wind tunnel with stadium seating to the rafters down either side of a massive (600-800m across, maybe 1500m long) pool?
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Why not hold the medal races on the Brazilian equivalent of Eaton Dorney and be done with it.


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Its been suggested before. Drag racing foiling Moths at least the non sailors would understand first past the post.
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What about jousting. The alto might be the perfect boat for that!

Didn't the 49ers toy with the idea of swimming lanes?
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I would love to see a 49er stick to a swimming lane with the kite up when a gusts hits!
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