New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: F1 Pro tour
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

F1 Pro tour

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Author
Phil eltringham View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 16 Mar 04
Location: England/Hitchin
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1105
Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: F1 Pro tour
    Posted: 04 Nov 04 at 11:43am

As mentioned on the front page: What do people think? Will it take off? Will it get on TV, terrestrial TV?? 

I hope it does, but realistically it will probably get 10 min at midnight once a month on sky sports three, pity. 

FLAT IS FAST!
Shifts Happen
Back to Top
john.d.knight View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie
Avatar

Joined: 09 Jul 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 42
Post Options Post Options   Quote john.d.knight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Nov 04 at 1:02pm
And they're only going to race in 17+ knots of wind. This seems a bit of a high threshold, I can't imagine them getting many events with this level of wind blowing.
Pain is just weakness leaving the body.
Back to Top
redback View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 16 Mar 04
Location: Tunbridge Wells
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1502
Post Options Post Options   Quote redback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Nov 04 at 9:59pm

I hope they've done their research.  Just as an exercise I downloaded an archive from a weather site for a week and 1 day had wind above 17knots and for 30 minutes there was another period in the middle of the night which just touched 17Knots.  Are they prepared to wait around for what could be several days to get that wind strength?

There are times in the summer when they might have to wait for a month!



Edited by redback
Back to Top
hurricane View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 15 Mar 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1047
Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Nov 04 at 10:29pm

why if it is F1 racing have 18ft skiffs been chosen when they are not the quickest small production boat out there

i think the tornado sport should be used that would be more exciting!!!

Back to Top
MikeBz View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 21 Apr 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 523
Post Options Post Options   Quote MikeBz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Nov 04 at 10:42pm
F1 cars are a lot faster than MotoGP bikes, but I know which is more exciting to watch - the tippy one!  I defy anyone who has ever seen any of the old Aus GP Skiff tour videos to imagine anything more exciting.
Back to Top
Contender443 View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 01 Oct 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1206
Post Options Post Options   Quote Contender443 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Nov 04 at 10:45pm

Just because a Tornado is fast does not make it exciting to watch. It must be easier to handle than a 18ft skiff.

What we want is crash and burn style racing with lots of capsizes (especially to windward), pitchpoles, running from wing to wing,  etc

Bonnie Lass Contender 1764
Back to Top
sailor girl View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 13 Jun 04
Location: Spain
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1031
Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor girl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 04 at 5:29pm
agreed!!!!!!!! (sorry huri!!!)
Sailor Girl, Queen Of The Forum!
Back to Top
Harry44981! View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 26 Aug 04
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 736
Post Options Post Options   Quote Harry44981! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 04 at 5:51pm
Yep any skiff is far more interesting to watch than a cat- even the worshiped (by some ) tornado sport! not saying the tornado isn't a good and fast boat.
Back to Top
hurricane View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 15 Mar 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1047
Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 04 at 6:18pm

ok i will just go and cry but i will admit i do like watching skiffs sail and think this program will be awsome if is pulled off

who has "smack down under" isnt it awsome!!!!!

Back to Top
sailor girl View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 13 Jun 04
Location: Spain
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1031
Post Options Post Options   Quote sailor girl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 04 at 6:24pm
yeah, but the ronstan videos are sooooooooo much better! and there is far more sailing insteadof pretty boys being pathetic!
Sailor Girl, Queen Of The Forum!
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.665y
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz
Change your personal settings, or read our privacy policy