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Originally posted by Do Different

Only just match racing. Luna Rossa had the edge on boat speed and without any major wind shifts to play barring boat handling errors it's a done deal.  

Britannia blew it in the pre-start in every race, Luna Rossa didn't make any mistakes to give them a chance to get back into it. In the conditions they've had this weekend once you're in front staying there is just a matter of not dropping the ball.  Ouch
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jaydub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 21 at 8:39am
The one area where LR has an obvious advantage is in the tacks where they are typically making a 15m gain each tack.

If Team Ineos can work out LR's technique and can replicate it and then get at least an equal start the remaining racing should be much much closer.

I did think Ben's body language on Sunday wasn't grreat.  He definitely looked like a man with the weight of the world on his shoulders.

I think running both the team and the sailing isn't ideal.  Splitting the roles would give a bit more perspective and I do wonder whether it would have been better to have let Grant Simmer take full control of the organisational side and let Ben just focus on the sailing.

Finally, a big shout out to Mozzy.  Some great analysis going on from him, Rob Gullan and Tom Partington on the Mozzy Sails youtube channel.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mozzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Feb 21 at 10:59pm
Thanks Jaydub!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NickM99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 21 at 11:38am
Apparently there is a provision in the Prada Cup rules that if racing cannot be completed by 24 Feb, the boat that has the most points is declared the winner....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 21 at 3:00pm
Prada citing events where covid has caused chaos! Money trying to ride roughshod over the rules, or a reasonable request for a low risk finish to the event?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 21 at 3:14pm
Racing ok to go ahead, NZ gov imposed a level 2, level 3 or 4,may have caused issues.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Feb 21 at 10:06pm
Well we're on the scoreboard at last only needing six of the next seven races to get through the AC36 final.... 
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Aaaaaand..... breathe...... t'was not to be  Cry
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