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post #7 of Old 09-11-2013
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Re: Is it time to fire the crew?

Originally Posted by aprilsails View Post
Ignoring the tactical mistake made at mark 3, I think that Oracle is having a harder time sailing their boat. It seems to be more finicky and quick to fall off it's foils. If this is the fault of the guy on foil trim, or if the boat is not as well balanced is the question.
Oracle lost their foil trimmer in the jury decision. He was replaced by a guy who is 21. Is that why they tack so poorly? Is that why they have occasionally nose-dived on turns? Is that why they have been getting their clock cleaned on the 3rd leg? I don't know. But I'd like to hear from someone who might.
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