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pure skill or pure luck?

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Wow, had to be luck, I doubt the helmsman meant to cut it that close. Proof is that he/she would have hit the marker buoy if the woman in the PB had not pulled it out of the water.
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I am told it is TP52 training with there support RIB
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I think it is definetely pure skill. There is no way they are going to put the RIB and crew at risk, both physically and financially (even with a 52 budget) if they have not practiced this many times before. They still probably bump every once in a while.
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Pure SKILL without a doubt...race boat, race crew...

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Skill. All paid pros. Wide angle lens as well. Time on Distance practice sounds right.

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Skill and a wide angle lens. Anyone can do it IF they know their boat and the crew is on their game.
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A little of both, IMHO. They were probably trying to cut it close (hence the camera angle to get a good shot), but probably cut it a bit closer than they intended.
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pure skill from countless hours of practice. Been there, done that. I used to sail up to the committe boat that a friend of mine was always on. They always had shrimp cocktail and she would hold them out for passing boats. I would keep the boat jusy far enough away so the crew on the rail couldn't reach and then spin the stern up so i could grab it. Drove the crew nuts.
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