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    Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 3:06pm
well of course...
The kite surfing is supposedly being held not in front of this mega stand but off Copocabana beach (presumably not at the same time as the open water swimming)
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who cares about the kitesurfing....

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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.

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amusing mental image of kites hung up on harbour walls.......while competitors and ribs circle underneath and Rob wotsit twitters on in the background before handing over to a smiley Shirley in a rib for some useful 'insight' into what the competitors are thinking
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GybeFunny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 11:43am
I would love to see a 49er stick to a swimming lane with the kite up when a gusts hits!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peaky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 9:04am
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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Post Options Post Options   Quote rogerd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 8:59am
Its been suggested before. Drag racing foiling Moths at least the non sailors would understand first past the post.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote timeintheboat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 8:49am
Why not hold the medal races on the Brazilian equivalent of Eaton Dorney and be done with it.


Like some other things - sailing is more enjoyable when you do it with someone else
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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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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: 13 Aug 12 at 7:47pm

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

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