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America's Cup

   Thread Started June 21 at 6:28AM

This time 4 years ago I was bragging about team New Zealand being 8-1 up in the cup series, needing only one more win to bring the cup back 'home.' Who could have imagined one of the great sporting comebacks as Oracle came charging back with a little bit of luck and a slightly suspicious miraculous improvement in boat speed to snatch the prize from our grasp.

This year, in Bermuda, it's the same two teams squaring off, and once again NZ has the early advantage, up 3-0 in the first to seven challenge. We have a new young crew, a new champion skipper and a team of ultra-fit cyclists powering the hydraulics - not to mention a boat that can fly at 40+ knots on its new-fangled foils...

It can't go wrong again this time, surely! Racing resumes again on Sunday after a five-day lay-off.



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RE: America's Cup

Reply on June 22, 2017 06:32 AM
Dear Steve, It is time to stop obsessing about last year's epic flop. That ship has sailed. ;)


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RE: America's Cup
Reply on June 22, 2017 02:46 PM
But this year's is still sailing. Can't I be obsessed about that?


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RE: America's Cup
Reply on June 28, 2017 03:26 AM
You can say Congratulations if you like... 7 - 1 is a fairly handsome win.

Anyone want to come visit in four year's time when the race returns to the beautiful waters off Auckland?

   

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