SailNet Community - View Single Post - Americas cup triple touch penalty to Kiwi's
View Single Post
post #28 of Old 09-28-2013
Minnewaska
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 11,230
Thanks: 46
Thanked 238 Times in 223 Posts
Rep Power: 7
   
Re: Americas cup triple touch penalty to Kiwi's

Quote:
Originally Posted by tommays View Post
..... i can assure you hitting each other is something that everybody REALLY looks to avoid....
In the AC, it's winner takes all and the boat is semi-disposable. If they won and it cost them the boat, they would be happy to pay that vig.

Strategically, I get why Barker didn't tack away. If he had, he would have clearly ended up a few boat lengths back. For making contact and getting stuck in the irons, he simply had a penalty for the same. He was taking his chances on a pretty even bet. Spithill just out maneuvered him.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome