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    Posted: 06 Dec 19 at 4:16pm
Amazing venue, amazing boats, amazing sailors

The Olympics need to get all these guys who do the coverage, filming etc - way better than Rio coverage

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Its wonderful " proper" racing.

Shame that most televised sailing has been turned into a playstation game in its failed attempt to get non sailors to view.
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Watching the finals tonight. The best sailors from lots of classes, old fashioned boats, light winds, but absolutely nail biting to watch and anything but a procession. There's something fundamentally wrong in equating fast 'crash and burn' racing with good, engaging telly (and Percy is in the lead on teh final leg too!)
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It was a bit like air rowing on the final leg though, I still think sailing is better when rule 42 is switched on.
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Originally posted by KazRob

There's something fundamentally wrong in equating fast 'crash and burn' racing with good, engaging telly (and Percy is in the lead on teh final leg too!)

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Originally posted by ian.r.mcdonald

Its wonderful " proper" racing.

Shame that most televised sailing has been turned into a playstation game in its failed attempt to get non sailors to view.

It is a balancing act, too much graphics and the sailing is lost. I am sure for the live AC you could have it small in the corner and turn bits of it off.

I doubt many if any arm chair sports junkies are now knocking on the doors of their local club. 
I got into a social media debate over the Sail GP with a lady from middle America with no knowledge about sailing but she enjoyed watching the racing. I suppose if the viewing figures attract sponsors and see get to see the live feed that positive outweighs the negatives. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 19 at 10:07am
The TV guys job is to get people watching TV instead of going sailing*.

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Always liked the Stars, my wife will sit and watch them racing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote eric_c Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 19 at 5:18pm
They look great ipwind, but the downwind rocking just looks silly.
Proper keelboats have spinnakers.
If you ever get a chance to have a go in a Dragon, Etchells, 5.5metre  or similar, grab it.
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