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JMLVMI
09-25-2013, 12:53 PM
I haven't been paying much attention, but the Oracle Team USA America's Cup team is poised to make the biggest comeback in sailing history (and probably one of the biggest in sports history). They were down 8-1, and have won 7 straight races to tie it up. The race should be shown on NBC Sports Network today around 4 eastern.

These boats are amazing to watch and it should be an awesome race. Go USA! :woohoo:

strad
09-25-2013, 01:53 PM
Yup. Should be good. I've been watching and it's turned into a nail biter! I'm not pulling for Oracle, but I have to say they have been sailing better and better every day. Strategy has gotten much better.

thatsmrmastercraft
09-25-2013, 02:02 PM
I have seen two races in their winning streak, and they kicked butt! :woohoo:

Slinkyredfoot
09-25-2013, 02:48 PM
Fun to watch but have never seen a sport that takes the best of 17 to win.

thatsmrmastercraft
09-25-2013, 03:00 PM
Fun to watch but have never seen a sport that takes the best of 17 to win.

A good Rock- Paper- Scissors Tournament.:rolleyes:

JMann
09-25-2013, 03:17 PM
I work in SF and it's sounds like it's going to be too windy to hold the race today but will see. Doesn't it make these guys sound like a bunch of P^$$ie$ that they can't have a sail boat race because it's too windy. I thought they were the best in the world they should be able to race in a 21knot wind.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/gusty-winds-could-delay-one-cup-race/nZ64k/

JMLVMI
09-25-2013, 03:27 PM
Yup. Should be good. I've been watching and it's turned into a nail biter! I'm not pulling for Oracle, but I have to say they have been sailing better and better every day. Strategy has gotten much better.

What?! You're rooting for the country that brought us these guys?
http://www.davewalshphoto.com/toplev/flight_of_the_conchords_tiritiri_matangi2_500.jpg


I work in SF and it's sounds like it's going to be too windy to hold the race today but will see. Doesn't it make these guys sound like a bunch of P^$$ie$ that they can't have a sail boat race because it's too windy. I thought they were the best in the world they should be able to race in a 21knot wind.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/gusty-winds-could-delay-one-cup-race/nZ64k/

Those boats can go like 40kts in barely any wind at all, so a 21kt wind might be unsafe for those boats. They are amazing.

BrooksfamX2
09-25-2013, 03:55 PM
:rolleyes:

BrooksfamX2
09-25-2013, 03:57 PM
I work in SF and it's sounds like it's going to be too windy to hold the race today but will see. Doesn't it make these guys sound like a bunch of P^$$ie$ that they can't have a sail boat race because it's too windy. I thought they were the best in the world they should be able to race in a 21knot wind.

These boats are pushing 60 mph.....much faster than my X2 will go..........

The forces on the sail (wing) and mast are extreme in high winds. There are not your grandpa's sail boats

H2ORidr
09-25-2013, 04:12 PM
I thought for sure Oracle was sunk early on and that I would have to endure years of taunting by my Keewee(nie) coworker. I am so glad they are making a comeback.

I remember when we first lost that race and the Aussies took our trophy! My mom was a HUGE Am Cup follower and she was shocked when we lost. The boats have certainly come a long way since those days. I enjoy seeing the ACs race but they are nothing like the true sailboats of old days. With strong winds those boats become very twitchy. The same thing happens in kiteboarding. On a normal wind day I can be flying a 12M or 14 meter kite and it can take 2-3 seconds to get out of control and crash. On a windy day I can be flying a 6 M kite and I have less than 1/2 second (literally) to react or the kite is in the water, and probably has a busted air bladder because of the force of impact. VERY fun in high wind conditions but **VERY** dangerous in high wind.

Mark rsa2au
09-25-2013, 04:41 PM
Go Team New Zealand!!! Have to support the boys from across the ditch!!

I have been following the racing but been traveling for a few days so missed the last few... Wow where did team USA suddenly get their mojo!!!! At 8-1 I thought they were gone!!!

BrooksfamX2
09-25-2013, 04:54 PM
Does someone have a live stream link so I an watch this at work???

jk13
09-25-2013, 05:19 PM
Does someone have a live stream link so I an watch this at work???

+1

I went home at lunch and couldn't find it to record.

thatsmrmastercraft
09-25-2013, 05:25 PM
It's on NCBS right now.

BrooksfamX2
09-25-2013, 05:29 PM
got it!!!

http://stream.nbcsports.com/nbcsn/index_nbcsn-generic.html?pid=111&referrer=http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra/

thatsmrmastercraft
09-25-2013, 05:40 PM
U.S. won by 44 seconds!

BrooksfamX2
09-25-2013, 05:41 PM
USA!!!!! Winners!!!

thatsmrmastercraft
09-25-2013, 05:42 PM
Team USA Oracle foiling

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zRs8mJCYmaw/URWI9YTRkTI/AAAAAAAAAGI/24OypU8AvE0/s1600/798196_404869362938112_136939300_o.jpg

BrooksfamX2
09-25-2013, 06:02 PM
:D and another........

H2ORidr
09-25-2013, 06:08 PM
Yes! We won! Now I will not have to endure ribbing from my coworkers. However, that does not mean that I won't be ribbing him. :D

CantRepeat
09-25-2013, 06:44 PM
How are these consider yachts?? It seems the Merica's cup has lost its path.

BrooksfamX2
09-25-2013, 07:48 PM
How are these consider yachts?? It seems the Merica's cup has lost its path.

its evolving............. ;)

CantRepeat
09-25-2013, 08:12 PM
its evolving............. ;)

Dennis Conner is asking why?

BrooksfamX2
09-26-2013, 10:58 AM
Because there's no money to be made televising a boring spectator sport, oh wait.............what about golf........ 8p

Never mind :o

eurosysytem0
09-26-2013, 03:12 PM
Go Team New Zealand!!! Have to support the boys from across the ditch!!

I have been following the racing but been traveling for a few days so missed the last few... Wow where did team USA suddenly get their mojo!!!! At 8-1 I thought they were gone!!!

They got their mojo
(or Sir Ben Ainsley- 4 times Olympic Gold Medalist as we know him as tactician)
from the UK.
You guessed it I am a Brit.

Well done team USA a fantastic result.

drschemel
09-26-2013, 03:44 PM
A few years ago, they took all the stupid breaks out and let technology fly! Imagine major league baseball with carbon fiber bats. Or football where any kind of drugs were allowed! the idea of race sailing at 50 MPH is incredible.