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    Spoiler alert

    Fridays race dynamics changed due to US entry retiring due to damage still being addressed. The wind then held off start as they tried to align course several times.

    Nine lead swaps was nice to see.

    https://www.americascup.com/en/news/...P-ROUND-ROBINS



    US boat hopefully back in action for the next round against Italy in a week or so.
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    that was a great race!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlytle View Post
    that was a great race!!




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    How many times can the announcers say Cunningham though?

    Hydraulic issues had everyone buzzing about UK entry and one hoped the mainsail didn’t “ explode” at stress

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cunningham_(sailing)
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    When I was out on that 12-meter for sea trials, my friend went up the mast and “pinned” it. Kinda a commitment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    When I was out on that 12-meter for sea trials, my friend went up the mast and “pinned” it. Kinda a commitment.
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    I look back on my first trip on a bosun chair at age 12... since I was lightest on crew to free halyard that jumped the pulley ... maybe my interest in being a lineman hanging off masts and poles that came later
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlytle View Post
    that was a great race!!
    Watched again with H... she was loving the tacking and the fast turns. Said she would have flown off the J boat deck on that pivot turn force jibing
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    Patriot 2.0 is back!
    Racing this weekend. The thanks decals look like giant band-aids

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CKiUbv9A...d=4tcs24y5mx17
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    I saw the flip, but what made the hole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    I saw the flip, but what made the hole?
    They said internal trusses moved in direction not really designed for and punched through hull.
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    So way more than just patching a hole. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Patriot 2.0 is back!
    Racing this weekend. The thanks decals look like giant band-aids

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CKiUbv9A...d=4tcs24y5mx17
    awesome. those decals say it all!
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    Patriot is back in the water with all sorts of modifications.

    To me one of the more interesting things about the video is watching Prada get towed. Having seen it, it makes perfect sense that they tow on the foils.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42ByUwy37T0
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    My Americas Cup experience is limited, in '74 while at Navy OCS in Newport RI there was an Americas Cup going on. Our curfew was at 2200 but the parties really didn't get going until after that. It was tough duty having a ground floor room with an easy to remove window screen in King Hall. There might have been a few after hours sorties to town.

    Later In the mid- 80's I had to deal with the congestion going in and out of San Diego while the practice, trials and the Race Series was going on. The actual race boats and their tenders were easy to deal with, but the jack asses in the multitude of pleasure craft must have obtained their qualifications on the back of a cereal box. Hazards to navigation would be a light description. On more than one occasion an obviously intoxicated skipper would turn directly across our path with no communication, signal or warning. "Main Control - Bridge, All Back Emergency, give me all you've got so we don't hit this fool!"
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    If you would like an in depth look and excellent description of what took place for Patriots capsize watch the following.

    Ken is doing a fantastic job with the commentary.

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