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Old 09-22-2013
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Re: America's Cup opening races

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Originally Posted by delite View Post
.....When I sail the wind is often coming from a less than ideal direction but I go anyway. Seems to me this is supposed to be a test of sailing ability and to me that means dealing with less than ideal conditions. I am not a racer so can someone please explain the logic of this to me.....
Exactly the opposite. They only want wind that comes up and down the course, requiring tacking and jibing. They don't want ideal wind where both boats just reach up and down. It is supposed to be a test of skill.
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