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Re: America's Cup opening races

Originally Posted by JulieMor View Post
You probably know by now Oracle got CREAMED on the 3rd leg, their nemesis. And you also probably know the foiling tack needs to go back to R&D for lots more work. The Oracle team looked stunned.
The YouTube replay finally loaded at 10pm EDT, so I did eventually see it. I've seen the previous races live, but was hoping to catch most on replay now, before I read the outcome. If they are all going to be delayed for 6 hrs, that's probably not going to work.

Yes, creamed is well put. It was both the poor tack and poor tactics. They should have jibed, protected the lead and just waited for ETNZ to tack first. Maybe there were just worried that ETNZ had a faster boat upwind, so they doubled down and lost the bet.

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