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2016 - Rio - shifty?

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Topic: 2016 - Rio - shifty?
Posted By: alstorer
Subject: 2016 - Rio - shifty?
Date Posted: 11 Aug 12 at 9:41am
As far as I can work out, the base for the sailing is http://goo.gl/maps/S8opd - Marina da Gloria . Anyone have any idea what the prevailing conditions are around there?

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Posted By: SUGmeister
Date Posted: 11 Aug 12 at 3:01pm
Assuming that it's gonna be in Aug (?) doesn't look too bad...

http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/marina_da_gloria - http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/marina_da_gloria


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I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.


Posted By: Teamvmg
Date Posted: 11 Aug 12 at 10:40pm
decent breezes for the 2010 Youth worlds


Posted By: alstorer
Date 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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Posted By: fab100
Date Posted: 13 Aug 12 at 11:02pm
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?

Buffoons


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Posted By: alstorer
Date 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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Posted By: timeintheboat
Date 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.




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Posted By: rogerd
Date 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.


Posted By: Peaky
Date 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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Posted By: GybeFunny
Date 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!


Posted By: getafix
Date Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 2:10pm
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

 
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


Posted By: pondmonkey
Date Posted: 14 Aug 12 at 2:16pm
who cares about the kitesurfing....



Posted By: alstorer
Date 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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