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Re: Do you believe in miracles???

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Awesome sailing, just hope NZ did not learn to much from their American sailing lesson today.
American sailing lesson? You do realize there is only one American on the boat right?
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Re: Do you believe in miracles???

At this point, the biggest miracle would be if ETNZ even manages to keep it close tomorrow, especially with Oracle having the favored early entry at the start...
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I think the Kiwi's have early entry tomorrow.
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Re: Do you believe in miracles???

To my eye, it looks like Oracle is doing everything just a bit smoother. They're tacking and gybing smoother and sharper (with a very few exceptions), probably giving them a second or two on each maneuver. But also, in the past few races they've looked MUCH smoother than ENTZ in a straight line; they get on their foils nice and quick and smooth, and look rock solid as they foil across the bay. In contrast, the Kiwis seem to do a lot more pitching and bobbing while getting up on their foils, and don't look quite as smooth and steady once they get there.

I wouldn't want to bet against Oracle at this point. They really seem to have everything dialed in. Of course, if either team makes a big enough mistake (or even just hits a seal or a big enough fish with one of them spindly rudders) in the next race.....
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Yes. After the first race today, they said that the ETNZ would have port entry on the last two races.
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American sailing lesson? You do realize there is only one American on the boat right?

Apparently that's all it takes.
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Re: Do you believe in miracles???

Incredible comeback. While Oracle's cheating scandal puts a shadow over their success, it sure appears to be legit. No way Barker is a good enough actor to look that distraught after the second race yesterday. Am I right that Barker didn't give a post race interview after the second race yesterday? I saw Spithill.

They haven't thrown anything, just for additional days of TV coverage. ETNZ has been beat on every front for days: tactics, boat handling and discipline (ie all the penalties they've received) and it seems they may actually have the slower boat now.
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Re: Do you believe in miracles???

I believe in financial incentives to not have the race end quickly.
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I believe in financial incentives to not have the race end quickly.
Then the Kiwi's deserve an Oscar. And then belong in the same snake pit as Ellison when this is all said and done.
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Re: Do you believe in miracles???

Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of Australia II coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win 3 in a row and take the Cup away from the US, who held it for 132 years, since it's inception.

One marine forecast for the Bay says Small Craft Advisory in effect from 11 am PDT this morning through this evening with NW winds 10 to 20 kt...increasing to 15 to 25 kt this afternoon. If that's right, they might not sail today. And that could mean this Cup will be decided 30 years to the day from the last greatest comeback in Cup history.
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