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Old 12-11-2007, 22:27   #1
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They never got over Herreschoff did they?

Another victory for prejudice and backward thinking.....

no mulltihull in the olympics
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Old 12-11-2007, 22:49   #2
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How boring... If they want slow and traditional boats in the Olympics then they need to lash together some coconut trees with a lateen rig on top.
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Old 12-11-2007, 23:37   #3
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Another victory for prejudice and backward thinking.....

no mulltihull in the olympics
Apparently the olympic committee have been reading joli's posts and decided that all multis are slow and cant go to windward so they thought it would be a good idea to get rid of them

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Anyway - all I know is that when there are no rules limiting what boat you can use the racer ALWAYS picks a multi.
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Didn't one of Herreshoffs build a multihull? Sorry to see them not included in the Olympics but to be honest if it is competition in the skill of sailing they are looking for it can be done on any platform whether slow or fast as long as it is the exact same design boat for the competitors.
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Actually I think the Tornado should be in the Olympics. I don't understand the thinking of the Olympic committe here. It is a shame.
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The ten events selected by the ISAF Council for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition are:
One person dinghy - Men
One person dinghy heavy - Men
Two person dinghy - Men
Two person dinghy high performance - Men
Windsurfer - Men
Keelboat - Men
One person dinghy - Women
Two person dinghy - Women
Keelboat match racing - Women
Windsurfer - Women

THE VOTE COUNT:

Men – top six events selected
One person dinghy – Men (36 votes)
Windsurfer – Men (35 votes)
Two person dinghy – Men (34 votes)
Two person dinghy high performance – Men (34 votes)
One person dinghy heavy – Men (33 votes)
Keelboat – Men (23 votes)
Multihull – Men or Open (21 votes)

Women – top four events selected
One person dinghy – Women (35 votes)
Windsurfer – Women (34 votes)
Two person dinghy – Women (31 votes)
Keelboat match racing – Women (21 votes)
Two person dinghy high performance – Women (20 votes)
Multihull – Women (3 votes)
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Didn't one of Herreshoffs build a multihull?
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Yes! It was Capt. Nat Herreshoff...., the guy who made the Herreshoff name famous. In 1875, he designed 'Amaryllis' and sailed her with great success all over the Northeast US. His boat stomped everything in site and I believe there were about 6 boats built and sailed by different owners. By the way, 1875 was before Herreshoff was "Herreshoff". His first passion was multihulls and he had only extremely positive things to say about them. I think in the early 1900's he went back to building or designing a catamaran again, 'Tarantella'. He states in his writings that his catamarans were never accepted. So even the prejudice predates the man himself!
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Old 13-11-2007, 19:56   #8
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Yes! It was Capt. Nat Herreshoff...., the guy who made the Herreshoff name famous. In 1875, he designed 'Amaryllis' and sailed her with great success all over the Northeast US. His boat stomped everything in site ......
Until it was banned from racing by the exact same kind of narrow minded, short sighted people we now see in ISAF
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