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nolatom 09-24-2013 05:40 PM

Do you believe in miracles???
 
Oracle is about to pull even, 8 to 8, in the Cup. Lazarus wasn't as dead as oracle was, what a comeback.

Barring breakdown, one race for all the marbles tomorrow.


WOWWWWW

poopdeckpappy 09-24-2013 05:50 PM

Re: Do you believe in miracles???
 
Whoa !!

azguy 09-24-2013 06:19 PM

Re: Do you believe in miracles???
 
I wonder if the fix was in to get it to be a close match, especially since Oracle looked liked they were going to get swept....

capta 09-24-2013 06:38 PM

Re: Do you believe in miracles???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by azguy (Post 1093258)
I wonder if the fix was in to get it to be a close match, especially since Oracle looked liked they were going to get swept....

My thoughts exactly; kinda like "the fight of the century" that ends halfway through the first round. Way too much money invested to lose 5 days of TV coverage.
I guess we'll see tomorrow!

Dog8It 09-24-2013 06:40 PM

Do you believe in miracles???
 
At this point, Kiwis should be worried. Really worried. Aussies appear to have the upper hand. Finally, AC that is fun to watch.

JulieMor 09-24-2013 07:19 PM

Re: Do you believe in miracles???
 
Oracle 10 wins, 7 of those in a row. Kiwis 8 wins.

After NZ took the start and was ahead through the 2nd gate I thought it was over. In practically every other race, NZ either stayed even or gained on the 3rd leg. And then about 1/3 the way through, Oracle passes them and soon leaves them in their dust.

You have to be wondering what was going through the crew's mind on ETNZ when that happened.

Faster 09-24-2013 07:36 PM

Re: Do you believe in miracles???
 
Seems when conditions are even, both boats in clear air Oracle is often 2-3 knots faster.. they also spend a lot more time on the foils upwind, by the look of it. That's a hard combo to beat.

USA brimming with confidence now. It's hard to imagine yet another reversal of fortunes... (sigh)

JulieMor 09-24-2013 07:52 PM

Re: Do you believe in miracles???
 
I just went to Google sports news. Know what they had about the Cup?

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison skips keynote for America's Cup races

Not a word about the magical comeback. American's are such sailing nuts! :rolleyes:

TTC 09-24-2013 08:07 PM

Re: Do you believe in miracles???
 
Awesome. Simply awesome.

One more.

overbored 09-24-2013 08:44 PM

Re: Do you believe in miracles???
 
Awesome sailing, just hope NZ did not learn to much from their American sailing lesson today.


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