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Anyone notice how ETNZ's wing seems to have more twist to it than OTUSA's?
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Re: Do you believe in miracles???

I posted this in the General Discussion section for a reason, to get more people's attention to what may be one of the biggest comebacks ever in sport, let alone in sailing.

But it got bumped here. Bummer, even though I like all you Racing forum types...
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Average Winning Margin

Oracle: 10 races 402 seconds total, 40.2 sec avg.

Team New Zealand: 8 race, 324 seconds total, 40.5 sec avg.

Seems to be a pretty even match between the boats (Crew/performance/tactics), based purely on the average winning margin.

Part of me wants to see Oracle take and complete one of the greatest comebacks in sports history and part of me wants to see the Kiwi's win it to possibly return to more "traditional" boats and rules.

What would be cool today is that these guys are hitting mark 4 at the same time and it becomes a dogfight tactical sprint to the line.

It has been exciting.

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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.
No it won't. Tomorrow is the first day of the Rolex Big Boat Series, a 4-day regatta with hundreds of entries racing on multiple courses, several of which overlap the AC course. If the AC is not decided today, it will have to wait a week.
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No it won't. Tomorrow is the first day of the Rolex Big Boat Series, a 4-day regatta with hundreds of entries racing on multiple courses, several of which overlap the AC course. If the AC is not decided today, it will have to wait a week.
Well, If that's the case I'm sure ETNZ would welcome the break after all the racing they have been doing. They must be exhausted mentally and physically. In fact, they still have a "skip" card they haven't played. I wouldn't be surprised if they played it.

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In fact, they still have a "skip" card they haven't played. I wouldn't be surprised if they played it.
They can't play it. That ship has sailed (pardon the pun.) The postponement card can only be used to put off a race, not a day of racing. That option is no longer available to them.
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No it won't. Tomorrow is the first day of the Rolex Big Boat Series, a 4-day regatta with hundreds of entries racing on multiple courses, several of which overlap the AC course. If the AC is not decided today, it will have to wait a week.
There's no way they will postpone the AC a week. Too much money on the line. Not only would a week postponement cost everyone that's part of the race, onshore and off, more, but the commercial high this is riding on would fade and sponsors would drop like flies, except Oracle, of course.
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There's no way they will postpone the AC a week. Too much money on the line. Not only would a week postponement cost everyone that's part of the race, onshore and off, more, but the commercial high this is riding on would fade and sponsors would drop like flies, except Oracle, of course.
They won't have a choice. The Coast Guard permits have been issued etc. The AC is at the end of its allotted use of the Bay.

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According to several posters on Sailing Anarchy, the St. Francis Yacht Club and the Rolex Big Big Boat Series have agreed to allow an AC race to occur on Thursday if necessary.

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Re: Do you believe in miracles???

I wonder how the BBS is going to re-work thier schedule - Three races on Friday will be pretty brutal. I'm now sortta glad I'm not in it this year after-all.

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Well, now we don't have to worry about that....;-)
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