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    Races originally scheduled for Tue. Feb 16 (our time) have been cancelled due to a 72 hour Covid lockdown.
    Next races scheduled for Thursday Feb. 18 7:00pm pst. if lockdown is lifted.




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    Racing delayed

    Cup committee wants to delay races 1 week until Covid level hopefully drops. British agree, but Italians, as challanger of record (COR) want races sailed as scheduled with no spectators.
    Decision today at 10:30pm est


    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/ame...B7NKNLF2WF26U/

    Video is not related to delay, just accompaning article.





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    PRADA Cup Final resumes on Saturday 20th of February NZT. Race 5 will see Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli facing INEOS TEAM UK, the race will start from 4:00PM local time weather permitting.

    RACE 5 and 6 will be on Saturday 20th of February NZT and Race 7 and 8 on Sunday 21st February.

    4:00pm Saturday Feb. 20 New Zealand time = 10:00pm Friday Feb. 19 Eastern Standard Time.






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    I know nothing about sail racing, however, when watching, regardless of which way the wind’s blowing, why doesn’t a boat just crank their sail to catch the wind from wherever, crank the rudder to keep going straight for the finish while the other boat tacks and jibes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    I know nothing about sail racing, however, when watching, regardless of which way the wind’s blowing, why doesn’t a boat just crank their sail to catch the wind from wherever, crank the rudder to keep going straight for the finish while the other boat tacks and jibes?
    Easiest answer... speed

    Luckily I had set DVR to catch all and the power was on to record at right time. Caught up a few nights back.

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    Due to the latest Covid lockdown, the start of the Americas Cup matches scheduled for Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th (US) are postponed until at least Tuesday the 9th at 10pm est. Coverage is live on NBCSN.




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    As of today, Sunday 3/7, the America's Cup races are scheduled to start Tuesday. Two races Tuesday, off day Wednsday, then two races each day until someone wins seven.

    Coverage on NBCSports Network @ 10pm eastern each day.

    Worth checking out even if you don't think you like watching sailing. These things are rocketships! 75 footers doing over 50mph if the wind is near 20mph. Each race takes 20-30 minutes.


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    I feel like I have been on hold on the phone for weeks!
    Ready for series!
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    I might have to try to tune in if I can get on a stream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum69 View Post
    I might have to try to tune in if I can get on a stream.
    https://www.americascup.com/how-to-watch


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    51.1 knots (58.8mph) in 15.1 knots of wind bearing off at the top mark!!!!


    Next two races Thursday.




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    Caught up last night. Looks like a close series for sure, no runaway blowout!
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    Just need to remember to get the leeward foil down in time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Just need to remember to get the leeward foil down in time!

    Walking: place right foot on ground before lifting left foot. Not doing so: falling.




    Yeah that kinda didn’t work out
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    Finally got some wind tonight, New Zealand smoked Italy race seven. Actually enjoyed it more than NASCAR.

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