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Re: Is it time to fire the crew?
Just watched the race replay...
The move at Mk 3 was pretty unexplainable, but it turned a small lead into essentially being even on the next cross when TNZ had to duck.. The fact that TNZ went on to build a 1500 meter lead points to other issues than that one move. TNZ simply a faster boat?? Did Oracle damage something that slowed them down in the subsequent legs?
Hard to believe they'd play their one postponement card over bruised egos...
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