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J class boats at Newport for the next AC,now wouldn't that be a spectacle.
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As one of the few Aussie's here, for lending you Spitty to steer your toy boat and win your cup I say your welcome

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Best I can tell, every Caucasian in Australia and New Zealand was original lent by the Brits. In fact, that's where my family came from too. You can thank me, if it would make it easier.


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Best I can tell, every Caucasian in Australia and New Zealand was original lent by the Brits. In fact, that's where my family came from too. You can thank me, if it would make it easier.
Oh ok then. Thanks as well.
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I'd sure like to know what they chaged on OR to get that kind of boost. I think a huge part of it was BenA...but he couldn't have been all of it.


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BenA was clearly calling the shots much better. I'm betting it was the foils themselves they messed with, or the programming for them.


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I think with the unbelievable come from behind win, interest in sailing has increased not only amongst sailors, but also the general public, at least my perception in the US. Several folks in my office ask me about the race everyday and what's going one.
I have found the same thing. Just got off the phone with a colleague that has little to no interest in sailing and he was very excited about the race and had watched it on TV with his family. So, maybe, just maybe this will actually increase interest in sailing in the US. That would be just awesome.
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I have found the same thing. Just got off the phone with a colleague that has little to no interest in sailing and he was very excited about the race and had watched it on TV with his family. So, maybe, just maybe this will actually increase interest in sailing in the US. That would be just awesome.
" Hey, sailing looks really cool.. I watched the America's cup!"

"Nice"

"Gonna buy a boat and start sailing.. what's a good one to start with?"

"Oh... maybe drop a few grand on a Catalina 22 - see if you really like it"

Buys the boat, launches it, starts looking for the foils.. oh well... here's a good breeze, let's go... 4.5 knots???? WTH?????
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LE mentioned Hobie Cats in the post-win press conference. That would be a great place to start.


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" Hey, sailing looks really cool.. I watched the America's cup!"
Actually, kinda funny in fact, my friend I was referencing is a power boater with a pretty big boat. He was thinking the ACs move way too fast and dangerous. He thought it was cool to watch, but wouldn't want to be on one of em. I would in a heartbeat!
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