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|12-12-2011 03:57 PM|
Originally Posted by jimrafford View Post
It may take something like this to get any interest generated in the US. The combined attendance of the recent AC event in San Diego was around 80,000 (over several days) and the cable viewership was around 3,000. The Newscaster who revealed this on the local evening news pointed out that there were currently over 175,000 viewers currently watching him!
BTW: jimrafford, your avatar gives a whole new perspective to sailing up wind!
|12-12-2011 03:38 PM|
Originally Posted by gaha View Post
|12-11-2011 09:12 AM|
The first time my folks saw a sailboat race they were out on my beach cat
"What are all those boats doing over there, sailing slow and close together?"
"Oh, it's like a whispering contest, right?"
Just funning ya guys. We love sailing up to monohulls, looking at the pretty boat, and moving on.
I don't see what's wrong with rich folk wasting their money trying to build fast round-the-buoy racers. It's not as though we don't waste what we have on sailing. I get a kick out of both the spectacle and the litigation.
|12-11-2011 08:46 AM|
|gaha||you know what really sucks, is that if the wind and the waves are not just right they don't race.Whats up with that.What happened to seamanship.At are local marina they race every Wed.Don't even go there about how much the boat cost and sails.They use to have to sail the boat across the big pond just to get to the starting line.|
|12-03-2011 01:43 PM|
I watched the racing at Cowes. I thought it had everything going fopr it. Tacking duels, a little crashing derby thrills, and some awesome speed. I believe this is one of the best things that could raise interest in the A/C.
It has always been about money, and litigation. Why would it be any different now? Instead of being hundreds of thousand it's hundreds of millions. Check out the dollar rate for the 1800's, and today. I am sure it's still close in money spent. I reread the GRAND GESTURE recently again. It tells a lot of the same story with politics, and money involved. Not to mention the GOOD OLD BOY system in place.......i2f
|12-03-2011 01:16 PM|
Better yet, crew the boats w/ professional wrestlers and have Victoria's Secret run a fashion show on the dock. Guaranteed sold out event.
|12-03-2011 11:53 AM|
As mentioned above, if you could arrange for more crashes that result on total destruction, you would be on to something.
Next thing you know, you would have beer ads, then pretty women holding position signs.
Let's call it Nas-yachting.
|12-03-2011 10:30 AM|
As much as I miss the days of watching the AC in Newport and get a woody looking at a restored j class, watching racing for the average consumer is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Peoples attention spans are to short. How much coverage do you see of sailing at the olympics.
As far as advertising look at any sporting event. Every available inch to display on is sold.
Anything that can be done to bring the AC closer to more spectators w/ more action will be good for the sport.
|12-03-2011 04:18 AM|
Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I'm betting it will.
|12-02-2011 04:09 AM|
|Minnewaska||I guess we will have to see how many actually watch it.|
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