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post #11 of Old 09-13-2013
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Re: Is it time to fire the crew?

Originally Posted by ScottUK View Post
I think these last two races were somewhat of a vindication for Kostecki. If the upwind differential brtween the boats is that great then you need to try something even if you are marginally ahead at mark 2. It now painfully obvious ETNZ has the faster overall boat by a long shot.
Agree completely... Who better than the afterguard on ORACLE, to appreciate they are sailing the slower boat...

In hindsight, that foiling tack makes more sense, they felt compelled to sail out of the box to have a chance back upwind...

Really gotta feel for Kostecki - he's one of the most accomplished sailors on the planet, sailing in his home waters, and by all accounts I've ever heard, one of the nicest guys out there at that level of the sport...
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