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    For those of you with an interest in sailing, this is a friend of mines site- http://stephenlirakis.com/ for current info and pictures of The America's Cup and for sailing and pictures of the world you can try http://www.stephenlirakisphotography.net/
    Stephen is a world class sailor and has America's Cup, Trans-Atlantic, Fastnet, Block Island, Bermuda and countless other races under his belt. He has raced with all the big names during his career and his harness shop allowed a number of things now done in the sailing world- to be done.
    He is a natural at photography as he can add perspective to a white room.
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    This Cup has had a bit of everything. And now---Rain!


    Not that bad for the sailors, but for the tens of thousands watching from shore, it's not as nice as the 70 degree temps that have preceded this.



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    And now wind direction....




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    I'm the OP, just for the record. In the beginning I found the racing exciting and the TV coverage excellent (I could do with a bit less graphics). Now I'm rapidly losing interest. Too much wind. Not enough wind. Wind 5 degrees from the wrong direction. It's starting to resemble NASCAR.

    It's a sailboat race, fer crying out loud. Just get out there and race the boat!

    The kicker for me was Friday's race when the Kiwis had a 2 minute lead but didn't finish in the allotted time, 40 minutes, so the race was abandoned. Why 40 minutes? Good question! That's so they can fit two races in a 2 hour TV schedule. Good grief.

    Pardon me while I go switch to the poker on another sports channel.

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    They have always had time limits on the races even before TV it's just the boats were so slow (compared to the new ones ) it was a lot longer. The 12's doing 9 to 14 kts just took longer even if the races had been the same distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na1g View Post
    I'm the OP, just for the record. In the beginning I found the racing exciting and the TV coverage excellent (I could do with a bit less graphics). Now I'm rapidly losing interest. Too much wind. Not enough wind. Wind 5 degrees from the wrong direction. It's starting to resemble NASCAR.

    It's a sailboat race, fer crying out loud. Just get out there and race the boat!

    The kicker for me was Friday's race when the Kiwis had a 2 minute lead but didn't finish in the allotted time, 40 minutes, so the race was abandoned. Why 40 minutes? Good question! That's so they can fit two races in a 2 hour TV schedule. Good grief.

    Pardon me while I go switch to the poker on another sports channel.

    pete
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    Watch today. The winds and tides should provide good racing.



    GO ORACLE!!!



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    I don't see anything scheduled for today on TV??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post



    GO ORACLE!!!


    Oracle doesn't need any encouragement- in any of the races
    I was out on this- when we heard what we thought was thunder- on a sunny day.
    It was Oracle's Motor Yacht that IIRC had just set a record for the Bahamas-Newport run. A rather large MY that was really haullin'
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    I know I should feel differently........

    One day, after an exasperating day of listening to colleagues drone on about wind turbines, I wondered how many passengers you could carry in a sailplane or the number of TEU's that could be mounted on a Clipper ship..........

    As I said......I was frustrated. But, I do think they are all pretty and nice to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    I don't see anything scheduled for today on TV??
    Probably, because they weren't supposed to still be racing this late in the month, the networks (NBC and NBCSN) have scheduled other programing. Here in California, it will be on COZI (ch 186 on bay area Comcast).

    You can watch it on YouTube. I don't know if there is a way to watch it live or if you have to wait for hem to post the entire show after it's over.



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    From Americascup.com:

    Race 14 is rescheduled to start at 1:15 pm PT and Race 15 at 2:15 pm PT. In the U.S., the America?s Cup Finals will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network. Replays will be available on the America?s Cup YouTube channel.

    Internationally, the America?s Cup Final can be viewed in more than 170 territories. All racing is also live on America?s Cup YouTube channel (subject to territorial restrictions).

    You can also follow racing with America?s Cup App for android and iOS devices.





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    My U-verse on-TV grid guide doesn't show any racing...I've been watching it on the NBC sports channel. Guess I'll have to catch it on youtube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    A rather large MY that was really haullin'..
    Rising Sun, perhaps. It'll do 28 knots. But apparently David Geffen owns it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RINTY View Post
    Rising Sun, perhaps. It'll do 28 knots. But apparently David Geffen owns it now.
    I couldn't find a picture of the boat, it was a few years ago and my "all things nautical" (referenced previously) is out of town. I was told it was some sort of jet-drive and the cost to set the record was 40K It was quite a rig with three decks(?) of bubble glass on the front.
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    It's on right now on NBCSN.


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