Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

View Poll Results: Oracle or ETNZ?
Oracle USA 7 77.78%
Team New Zealand 2 22.22%
Voters: 9. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-09-2013, 13:18   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Sailing the Caribbean
Boat: Switch 51
Posts: 1,498
Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

Quick, the race is about to start. Who do you want to win?
__________________

__________________
SVNeko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2013, 13:51   #2
Moderator
 
Paul Elliott's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,888
Images: 4
Re: Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

I will be sad to see either team lose, but I have to root for Oracle/USA. My wife wants TNZ to win. I clicked the "Oracle" button.
__________________

__________________
Paul Elliott, S/V VALIS - Pacific Seacraft 44 #16 - Friday Harbor, WA
www.sailvalis.com
Paul Elliott is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2013, 13:57   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
colemj's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Presently on US East Coast
Boat: Manta 40 "Reach"
Posts: 10,049
Images: 12
Re: Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

We are split the same way here.

Mark
__________________
www.svreach.com

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
colemj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2013, 14:08   #4
Registered User
 
Cotemar's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Boat: FP, Helia 44 Evo
Posts: 5,717
Re: Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

USA all the way
__________________
Cotemar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2013, 14:42   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,848
Re: Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

Hmmm. I pick usa by about 44 sec
__________________
motion30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2013, 14:50   #6
Registered User
 
Cotemar's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Boat: FP, Helia 44 Evo
Posts: 5,717
Re: Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by motion30 View Post
Hmmm. I pick usa by about 44 sec
I will 2nd that. Just amazing
__________________
Cotemar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2013, 14:55   #7
Registered User
 
Cotemar's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Boat: FP, Helia 44 Evo
Posts: 5,717
Re: Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

UPDATE: 1339 hours
ORACLE TEAM USA won the 34th America’s Cup with a 44-second victory over Emirates Team New Zealand in Race 19.
UPDATE: 1332 hours
Emirates Team New Zealand sailed a solid beat, but couldn’t match the speed of ORACLE TEAM USA. The defender was consistently sailing a faster speed and overtook the Kiwis to lead at the windward gate by 26 seconds. Two legs remain to the finish line of the America’s Cup.
UPDATE: 1320 hours
With both boats blasting along at 38-40 knots boatspeed, Emirates Team New Zealand kept the lead on the downwind leg. The Kiwis led by 3 seconds at the leeward gate and rounded on port while ORACLE TEAM USA made a late jibe to a starboard rounding.
UPDATE: 1316 hours
ORACLE TEAM USA and Emirates Team New Zealand both hit the starting line together and onto their hydrofoils. The Kiwis had the leeward position and held it to lead by 7 seconds at the first reach mark. USA dug its hulls in hard and slowed dramatically.
__________________
Cotemar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2013, 15:08   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
Ocean Girl's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In transit ( Texas to wherever the wind blows us)
Boat: Pacific Seacraft a Crealock 34
Posts: 4,115
Images: 2
Re: Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

I predict US to win by 44 seconds
__________________
Mrs. Rain Dog~Ocean Girl
https://raindogps34.wordpress.com
Ocean Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2013, 16:01   #9
Marine Service Provider
 
Factor's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Boat: Corsair Dash MKII
Posts: 4,086
Re: Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

And Australia wins its second Cup, Great effort boys, and thanks Larry for the cash.

Seriously - I was cheeering for both teams but wanted Team USA/AUS to win simply because I think they will run the big fast boats where as the Kuwwies probably weren't going to.
__________________
Factor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-09-2013, 16:21   #10
Registered User
 
thomm225's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hampton Roads
Boat: 1974 Bristol 27
Posts: 3,469
Re: Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Factor View Post
And Australia wins its second Cup, Great effort boys, and thanks Larry for the cash.

Seriously - I was cheeering for both teams but wanted Team USA/AUS to win simply because I think they will run the big fast boats where as the Kuwwies probably weren't going to.
This guy has a point. Not only was the boat being sailed by an Australian Jimmy Spithill, but some of the guys from the 1983 Team were actually working for Team Oracle.

That 1983 win by Australia actually got the event going IMO. (and they were down 3 to 1 at one point in a best of 7) Also ,what an awesome effort by Dean Barker and ETNZ. Hopefully, we will see them again in the next one.

The Story of the 1983 America's Cup:

__________________

__________________
thomm225 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
poll

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:05.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.