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Old 16-06-2011, 09:06   #76
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Re: OH Poop!!!! American Cup Cat Flips (video)

Well, I think it says something about the nature of multi racing as a spectator sport that the single most exciting moment of the AC 33 series was BMW Oracle getting caught in irons at the start of race 1.
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Re: OH Poop!!!! American Cup Cat Flips (video)

I don't know if I call it exciting but I thought it was very beautiful watching them sail with such precision and speed. I don't think watching two mono's would have been all that exciting either though the right boats would be beautiful as well.
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Well, I think it says something about the nature of multi racing as a spectator sport that the single most exciting moment of the AC 33 series was BMW Oracle getting caught in irons at the start of race 1.
You're kidding right? The most exciting part of that cup for me was USA17 entering the starting area two hulls flying at crazy speeds and dialing up A5. I don't understand why you look at the technical difficulty that USA17 got into and conclude that says something about the universal nature of multihull racing. The AC in 2003 had four horrible races and one decent one included the "hula" -- a grossly expensive attempt to "bend the rules" for a tiny gain -- interminable delays because the boats could only sail in a very limited wind range and catastrophic break downs even in the ordinary conditions they had to wait for. But, honestly, I don't think that unfortunate set of events says a lot about the universal potential of monohull racing as a spectator sport. Even more so I think your conclusion about multihull racing based on a two very unusual races is silly.

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