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Re: Do you believe in miracles???

To my eye, it looks like Oracle is doing everything just a bit smoother. They're tacking and gybing smoother and sharper (with a very few exceptions), probably giving them a second or two on each maneuver. But also, in the past few races they've looked MUCH smoother than ENTZ in a straight line; they get on their foils nice and quick and smooth, and look rock solid as they foil across the bay. In contrast, the Kiwis seem to do a lot more pitching and bobbing while getting up on their foils, and don't look quite as smooth and steady once they get there.

I wouldn't want to bet against Oracle at this point. They really seem to have everything dialed in. Of course, if either team makes a big enough mistake (or even just hits a seal or a big enough fish with one of them spindly rudders) in the next race.....

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