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Aredhran
23-06-2007, 14:44:36
http://alinghi.epfl.ch/webdav/site/alinghi/shared/alinghi%20new.jpg

Nice race !

PS: Hi Shiny ;)

Greg W
24-06-2007, 01:01:23
SPORTS (that nobody cares about) FORUM!

Shining1
26-06-2007, 02:53:27
1 all bitch. Lern2gyb lololol

Greg, seriously, when it's New Zealand vs. Switzerland, there is no way you can legitimately call it a sport. =)

Aredhran
26-06-2007, 08:06:21
Shall I remind you of the score in the previous cup ?

Shining1
26-06-2007, 09:23:25
Two races and Dean Barker hasn't sunk once. We're actually overjoyed! =)

Greg W
26-06-2007, 10:52:55
Originally posted by Shining1
Greg, seriously, when it's New Zealand vs. Switzerland, there is no way you can legitimately call it a sport. =) Point. :D

Aredhran
27-06-2007, 10:30:48
Shit race yesterday. Alinghi sailing in a no wind area, and ETNZ guy falling in the water and then messing up with the spi

1-2, looks like this cup is going to be more interesting than the previous one :)

Shining1
28-06-2007, 01:28:05
And.... the real game has begun. =)

Aredhran
29-06-2007, 10:09:14
what's the real game, trying to win the cup by playing with the rules instead of the wind ? :rolleyes:

MOBIUS
29-06-2007, 10:35:21
I still love the irony of a landlocked nation holding the Americas Cup...:D

Aredhran
29-06-2007, 14:33:08
And on its way to keep it, too...

3:2, GO ALINGHI !!!

Shining1
29-06-2007, 22:15:16
Originally posted by Aredhran
what's the real game, trying to win the cup by playing with the rules instead of the wind ? :rolleyes:

And/or exploiting the rules to find any and every tiny last little advantage without actually getting punished. :rolleyes:

I'd have to concede it's not going well again - the two races we won were the results of fairly random sailing conditions and a weird mistake by Alinghi.

Still, anything's possible.


I still love the irony of a landlocked nation holding the Americas Cup...

How about the irony that their New Zealanders are better than the New Zealand team's New Zealanders?

Drekkus
30-06-2007, 13:32:34
This is unovercomeable

Shining1
05-07-2007, 09:00:09
A one second win.

I'm still kinda stunned... that the race was *that* fun to watch.

GG SUI :D

Aredhran
05-07-2007, 14:45:02
Even after the finish, I was not sure who had won... I mean, less than 2 seconds difference, that's amazing !

And so many things happened during that race... Without that penalty, we would have lost for sure.

Nice challenge from the Kiwis, looking forward for the next Cup :)

Shining1
06-07-2007, 12:50:45
Brad put down an awesome move to earn that penalty, though. Made Dean look like a fool (again:)).

I enjoyed it, kinda. I'm pretty sure we'll be back. It'll be interesting with the big boats and Oracle snaring Russel Coutts and co.