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Old 25-12-2013, 19:35   #1
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Sydney To Hobart race.

Just watched the start of the race and the bloody TV commentator kept calling it "The Everest of the ocean sailing races". He must have said it five or six times before it even started. Does anybody here think that is an apt description? Surely there are races that deserve that title more than this "little" 630nm or so sprint? I live here, but that stuff annoys me.

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Old 25-12-2013, 19:51   #2
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Re: Sydney To Hobart race.

TV sports announcers always say dumb things: it goes with the job. Unavoidable. Yup, blather. You probably remember announcer silliness from this year's America's Cup competition, too. It's not just us Yanks who can be stupid.
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Re: Sydney To Hobart race.

Compared to the Vendee Globe 630 miles is a spit in the ocean.
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Old 25-12-2013, 20:07   #4
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Re: Sydney To Hobart race.

Hyperbole is a most unfortunate staple of the 21st century lexicon, particularly in any form of media. 40 years ago it was somewhat a form of art amongst color commentators. Now it's little more than mind numbing gibberish.

On another note, one that has perplexed me for some time now; Coops, what sort of creature is that in your avatar? Please forgive me for what may be apparent to those with better eyesight

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Old 25-12-2013, 21:28   #5
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Hyperbole is a most unfortunate staple of the 21st century lexicon, particularly in any form of media. 40 years ago it was somewhat a form of art amongst color commentators. Now it's little more than mind numbing gibberish.

On another note, one that has perplexed me for some time now; Coops, what sort of creature is that in your avatar? Please forgive me for what may be apparent to those with better eyesight

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Re: Sydney To Hobart race.

Regardless of the what I also thought was ordinary comentary it was a great start to watch.
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Re: Sydney To Hobart race.

And a motor boat is leading and coming second and third
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And a motor boat is leading and coming second and third
Does it make them a motor boat because they have a motor running to power the hydraulics, winches and canting keels??

Where is Langman's tri?
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Hey Downunder Old old old arguments and you know the answers !!!!!
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just because its an old argument doesn't make it a bad one. The fact remains that the leading boats MUST run their motor continuously to power the canting keel. If their motor stops they must withdraw, makes them a motor boat as far as I am concerned
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Re: Sydney To Hobart race.

And they don't cross Bass Strait ... they don't even cross The Paddock..... they are in the Tasman....

BFY for me.....
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Well first you have to realize "Everest" being the tallest mountain is not the toughest one to climb.
Second sailing and mountain climbing are two different beasts. The former being you expect to come home unless all goes wrong, the latter if you come home all went right!
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'Tis a pig in a deck chair. Describes me somewhat on my lazy days, which is most of 'em.

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The Everest of races... A good race, sometimes a hard dangerous race and sometimes an easy one... But the Everest.. Na...
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So... does that make the Fastnet the K2 of sailing...
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