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post #55 of Old 04-03-2013
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Re: Is Sailing an Elitist Sport?

Originally Posted by zeehag View Post
i also got to watch the 3 downwind errors perpetrated by dc so he could lose the 1983 race...rounding up 3 times in one downwind leg is not a sailor. he was pozed to be racing, not screwing around waiting for the opposition to pass.
So, Dennis Connor intentionally threw Race 7 to AUSTRALIA II, thus ending the longest winning streak in sports history???


I was out on Rhode Island Sound that afternoon, aboard the EAST CHOP with a large contingent of Aussies... We were all surprised by DC's failure to jibe and cover Bertrand on the final downwind leg in such fluky conditions, but I don't recall LIBERTY ever "rounding up"...

I doubt even Alan Bond's pockets were deep enough at the time, to have inspired DC to have taken such a humiliating, ignominious 'dive'...
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