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舊 2013-09-10, 10:42   #1
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Sailing

Anyone watching the American Cup Final Races at SF?
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舊 2013-09-11, 07:24   #2
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Unfortunately, not covered by the media here in HK

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sailing/24042526
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舊 2013-09-11, 08:53   #3
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Unfortunately, not covered by the media here in HK

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sailing/24042526
It is available on Now Sports 5 Channel 635. Races 5 & 6 tonight 8pm.
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舊 2013-09-11, 16:34   #4
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try Youtube........
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舊 2013-09-12, 09:10   #5
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A one-sided contest

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舊 2013-09-16, 10:17   #6
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NZ are 2 wins away from winning the trophy.

Race 10: Team NZ bt Oracle Team USA by 17 secs.
Race 9: Oracle Team USA bt Team NZ by 47 seconds.
Race 8: Oracle Team USA bt Team NZ by 52 seconds
Race 7: Team NZ bt Oracle Team USA by 66 secs
Race 6: Team NZ bt Oracle Team USA by 47 secs
Race 5: Team NZ bt Oracle Team USA by 65 secs
Race 4: Oracle Team USA bt Team NZ by 8 secs
Race 3: Team NZ bt Oracle Team USA by 28 secs
Race 2: Team NZ bt Oracle Team USA by 52 secs
Race 1: Team NZ bt Oracle Team USA by 36 seconds
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舊 2013-09-17, 20:23   #7
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Race 11 & 12 will be on Tuesday, could these be the last 2 races for the America Cup 2013?

Race 10 was very close

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舊 2013-09-18, 08:42   #8
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As reported in Reuters:

(Reuters) - High winds on San Francisco Bay forced a postponement of 34th America's Cup sailing on Tuesday, delaying a potential final showdown between series leader Emirates Team New Zealand and defender Oracle Team USA.

A seasonally strong out-flowing tide on San Francisco Bay running against incoming wind created conditions that exceeded safety limits set for the delicate 72-foot (22-meter) catamarans, organizers said.

A proposal by Oracle to increase the wind limits for racing was rejected by New Zealand, a New Zealand spokesman said. Oracle's performance over the weekend suggests its AC72 is faster than New Zealand's in heavy winds, some observers believe.

"We requested the wind speed to be increased by 1 knot. We feel the extra knot would still keep the event safe for the teams, and it would help avoid postponements like today and allow racing to continue as scheduled," Oracle General Manager Grant Simmer said in an email.

New Zealand had been in a position to clinch the Cup and end the regatta if it could have won both of Tuesday's scheduled races. It will have another chance in two races scheduled for Wednesday, when the weather is expected to be more favorable.

Tuesday's racing was called after the boats headed out to the race course starting area near the Golden Gate Bridge, as whitecaps underneath grew frothier.

Organizers set strict limits on wind speeds in the America's Cup after Swedish team Artemis Racing suffered a fatal training accident in May. Wednesday's upper limit was 20.1 knots (23 miles per hour) for race one.

While 20-plus knot winds are not unusual on the bay and are acceptable for pleasure cruising, they are seen as too risky for the high-performance, hard-to-maneuver AC72 yachts.

New Zealand dominated racing between the two teams in the first week of the America's Cup finals but it ran into trouble over the weekend when a vastly improved Oracle won its second and third matches, interrupting the Kiwis' momentum.

Changes Oracle made to its AC72 catamaran after losing six of the first seven races in the series, combined with much-improved tacking upwind, have made the team quicker, with both crews now looking similarly polished in their maneuvers.

"We put in a lot of effort in our days off to make the changes necessary to the boat and review our crew work," Oracle grinder Shannon Falcone said on Sunday. "I feel really comfortable with where we are."

New Zealand leads the competition seven races to one, with Oracle's first two wins having been negated by a cheating penalty before the finals began. The first team to score nine points will take home the 162-year-old America's Cup trophy.

Tuesday was not the first time weather interrupted the regatta. High winds forced organizers to call off Saturday's second race while already in progress.

After New Zealand narrowly avoided catastrophe on Saturday with a near-capsize that cost it the race, Sunday's matches were among the most thrilling in yacht-racing history. The two supercharged AC72s dueled neck and neck in the second race, changing leads four times, an America's Cup record, before New Zealand eked out a 17-second victory.

"We keep a watchful eye on Oracle and we are impressed by the way they are sailing. We know we have to keep on improving," New Zealand skipper Dean Barker said after Sunday's mixed results.
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舊 2013-09-18, 14:32   #9
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I watched it. The traffic in the city was pretty bad, so must be a lot of peopel watching live, but the TV rating was very low. The wind was pretty strong. I saw quite a few small sail boats capsized when I was on the water in the bay.
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舊 2013-09-25, 08:33   #10
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It is getting exciting.
Oracle Team USA levelled the America's Cup at 8-8 against Team New Zealand to take the competition into a winner-takes-all final race on Wednesday.
The defending champions clinched their sixth and seventh straight wins on Tuesday to complete a stunning comeback from 8-1 down in San Francisco.
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舊 2013-09-26, 08:34   #11
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Oracle Team USA sealed one of sport's greatest comebacks when they overhauled an 8-1 deficit to beat Team New Zealand in the America's Cup decider in San Francisco.
The holders won eight straight races to triumph 9-8 after being docked two points for cheating in the build-up.
Oracle surged to victory by 44 seconds to retain the Cup they won in 2010.

In the decider in fresh breeze and sunshine, Team New Zealand edged a tight start and beat Oracle to the first mark. The Kiwis stayed clear around the second mark but lost the lead to the Americans early on the upwind leg. After briefly retaking the advantage, the Kiwis then watched as Oracle stormed ahead with remarkable upwind pace and remained clear for a comfortable win.

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舊 2013-10-09, 13:39   #12
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A very good race! Mike, you make a very good commentator!

Just wondering, does anyone here organize sailing in HK?
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