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Oracle USA 7 77.78%
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Old 25-09-2013, 12:18   #1
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Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

Quick, the race is about to start. Who do you want to win?
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Old 25-09-2013, 12:51   #2
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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.
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Old 25-09-2013, 12:57   #3
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Re: Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

We are split the same way here.

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Re: Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

USA all the way
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Old 25-09-2013, 13:42   #5
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Re: Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

Hmmm. I pick usa by about 44 sec
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Hmmm. I pick usa by about 44 sec
I will 2nd that. Just amazing
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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.
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Re: Quick Poll: Oracle or ETNZ?

I predict US to win by 44 seconds
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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.
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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.

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