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Did you check out the nationalities of Team USA? Looks like almost all of them are aussies on the oracle boat.

I think there are 2 or 3 americans. The rest are Aussies, Kiwis, French, Italian, Canadian, Brits and Dutch, with a vast majority of Oz + Kiwis
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piisfish

***Lots of aussies, a few kiwis, couple of americans and a dutchman or two!

actually the dutch was suspended for cheating.

Did Larry just pull the plug ?

Not as far as I know - basically just called time out for the rest of the day unless you have seen something that I haven't? They have the option for one postponement during the regatta.
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I know the racing today wasn't that exciting for half the first and most of the second race, but watching those 40 tonne boats screaming along on foils is really something.

It would be good if for the next one whoever is in control chooses something that is more affordable but still ultra high speed.
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From Wikipedia -
"The AC72 has the following maximum specifications:
overall length: 26.2 metres (86 ft)
waterline length: 22.0 metres (72.2 ft)
beam: 14.0 metres (45.9 ft)
weight: 5,900 kilograms (13,000 lb)
maximum draught: 4.4 metres (14 ft)
crew: 11
It was expected to sail faster than the wind: upwind at 1.2 times the speed of the true wind, and downwind at 1.6 times the speed of the true wind. But in fact it proved faster, averaging about 1.8 times the speed of the wind with peaks slightly over 2.3."
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wow today's starts were impressive
and TNZ's try at freestyling was out of this world.

Unfortunately the winds picked up too much for the 2nd race.
still 6-0

great job by Oracle though, good sailing, and great progress on their boat.
scissors beat paper, paper beat rock, rock beat wingsuit - KarlM

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piisfish

just incredible racing.
Very good job by both teams.
Oracle is progressing in an incredible manner. The next races might be very "american"...
still very happy of the 6 points lead.



How many Americans on the American boat?
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kallend

***just incredible racing.
Very good job by both teams.
Oracle is progressing in an incredible manner. The next races might be very "american"...
still very happy of the 6 points lead.



How many Americans on the American boat?

Have you seen the size of Americans these days?:o
You could never be competitive with more than a couple of them on board.[:/]
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ryoder

******just incredible racing.
Very good job by both teams.
Oracle is progressing in an incredible manner. The next races might be very "american"...
still very happy of the 6 points lead.



How many Americans on the American boat?

Have you seen the size of Americans these days?:o
You could never be competitive with more than a couple of them on board.[:/]

Ballast? :ph34r:

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Match point. TUSA under extreme stress now. 1 mistake will finish it. TNZ can afford to relax and wait for an opening, as long as they don't break their boat...

Be great to go for a blast on one of those boats.....
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