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Old 29-06-2007, 18:28   #16
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Not meaning to be negative, but I don't know what it is with NZ and sport. Whatever we compeate for, we always seem to be going great, but we just never seem to pull it off.
Quitcherbellyachin' No matter what happens in the next races a kiwi will hoist the cup. The question at present is why anyone else on the planet would watch.

Gotta agree, race 5 was a bit of a yawn.
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Old 29-06-2007, 19:25   #17
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Damn, got out of the Guns'n'Roses concert, walked back to the Waterfront Cafe just in time to see Allinghi cross the line. Oh well, it was a hell of a concert. (Can't hear at the mo)
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Old 30-06-2007, 07:15   #18
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Sailing Lesson... Or Maybe Not?

From race 5 I learned that:

- I need a bright red spinnaker
- they work great for aircraft rescue... just lay them out on the water and they can't miss ya
- stream one from the top of the mast and they look like one of those big fancy kites you buy in the specialty stores....
- I only have 2 aboard - guess I'll need a 3rd?

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Old 30-06-2007, 14:37   #19
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Hey Wheels,"Tactics",please.Don't you teach as a living.(tounge in cheek).

Race 3,akin to paint drying?Paint dries faster than that.I thought that guy going off the bow was all part of the Tacktricks.LOL.Mudnut.
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that guy going off the bow was all part of the Tacktricks
He was. The Kiwis thought they were being slowed by weed on the keel. Kiwis being "real blokes" don't mess around with no poles to push weed off, they "keel haul" a bloke and he clears it as he goes under ;-) :-)
The main tactic now, is lull Alinghi into a false sense of security. Show them that you can win all starts, show a blistering pace of speed and then let them win at the last moment. I think it's working. Wait till the next race, you'll see :-)
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Mmmm, pretty small odds of them winning 3 in a row.
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Mmmm, pretty small odds of them winning 3 in a row.
I thought the same about Alinghi after race 2. Hope yet.
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Always a chance I suppose.
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cmon were talking kiwis land of the long white got bloody big brass cahooneys witha large dose of natural born luck
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not a big thing at all now if it was cricket that'd be a different story
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Race 7 postponed - The suspense is building...
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He was. The Kiwis thought they were being slowed by weed on the keel. Kiwis being "real blokes" don't mess around with no poles to push weed off, they "keel haul" a bloke and he clears it as he goes under ;-) :-)
The main tactic now, is lull Alinghi into a false sense of security. Show them that you can win all starts, show a blistering pace of speed and then let them win at the last moment. I think it's working. Wait till the next race, you'll see :-)
It seems to be working Wheels,you blokes have used the same tactics with the Bledisloe cup game.Mind you the players there have the Harka."Feather oars,now,Stroke,stroke,stroke." Mudnut.
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Mmmm, pretty small odds of them winning 3 in a row.
The Aussies did when they won and as everyone knows -

If an Aussie can - a kiwi can and while blindfolded

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I watched the bloody rugby on Saturday night. Our guys were safely winning so I changed over to watch the first 5 mins before the A Cup start. Our guys safely won and shot off to the lead. Being a bit boring I drifted off to sleep satisfied that all was good in the World of Kiwi with Team NZ and the All Blacks under control. I wake up around 2.30am to see Team NZ trailing behind and then I find out that the All Blacks got beaten in the last 5 mins! Just goes to show. You can't leave them alone without supervision.....
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I watched the bloody rugby on Saturday night. Our guys were safely winning so I changed over to watch the first 5 mins before the A Cup start. Our guys safely won and shot off to the lead. Being a bit boring I drifted off to sleep satisfied that all was good in the World of Kiwi with Team NZ and the All Blacks under control. I wake up around 2.30am to see Team NZ trailing behind and then I find out that the All Blacks got beaten in the last 5 mins! Just goes to show. You can't leave them alone without supervision.....
So Seafox,does that mean ya stayed awake for the Warriors/Titans match.Now I know what went wrong.Just goes to say,It aint over till it's over.Joanna,my Kiwi missus,just blames the reff when the **** hits the fan.Ya nearly had us that game .Mudnut.
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You can't leave them alone without supervision.....
There's the Problem, Asleep on watch. Here we all thought you had the watch Darryl. Mate!! That could be punishable by death in some cases. But in this case, we'll just leave you with Paula. ;-) :-)
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