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Re: AC 34 - What If?
Heartbreaking to see the time run out at such a late juncture, odd that the crew seemed to think they had more time.
The 'cross' was incredible, I don't think there's any doubt that Oracle had to 'duck', I can't imagine driving those boats at those closing speeds (even on a light air day... 'Jeez, Gary, the boats are so slow today' - and they're still doing 20 knots
Full credit to Oracle today in the rerun.. they seemed to have higher boat speeds generally, and sailed a smart race. Still say it's a shame there's only a couple of Americans on the "US" boat.
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