Originally Posted by SVNeko
You're singing a different tune from yesterday when you seemed sure Oracle was better all around.
I'm still singing the same tune:
Oracle's boat speed and pointing ability are fine...........
You saw the start. Spithill did what Spithill does and won that. They did fine at the first mark, but for some reason, decided to stop the boat at the 2nd mark. To wait on the competition?
I assumed that with a multimillion dollar catamaran and racing operation (or billion, gazillion dollar whichever) they would have better racing tactics than a veteran Hobie 16 sailor with a $6,000 used boat
Also, the announcers were of the same mind. They were like "what are they doing?"
They again went away from the tactics they used to win race 4 to some sort of monohull
racing tactic which would have been fine on a boat that tops out at 12 knots and tacks fast.
Maybe they spent too many years on the slow boats to adjust.
I'm not seeing a true catamaran guy on Team USA. Team ENZ has small racing catamaran champion sailor Glen Ashby on board. I'm thinking Team USA should have a Randy Smyth, Matt Struble, or a Kenny Pierce on board. (or) At least on the training boat.
Btw, Glen Ashby sails
an A Class Catamaran. The weight of the boat is 165lbs.