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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.


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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....
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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!

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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.

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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.
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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)

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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!
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Awesome. Simply awesome.

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Awesome sailing, just hope NZ did not learn to much from their American sailing lesson today.

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