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post #25 of Old 09-28-2013
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Re: Americas cup triple touch penalty to Kiwi's

Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
My favorite part of that was BenA throwing up his arms yelling "Hey, we're trying to tack here!"

Tack? Back to the starting line? Nice.

I thought it was NZL saying, "were trying to tack (to give USA room as required)". NZL had moved their main to port tack and pulled the jib over as well, but were not falling off. While they seemed to move the sail DB seemed to be steering the boat back toward starboard, something the judges would take note of.

NZL should have just rolled into a tack, either way they lost a couple boat lengths.
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