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  • Hanno
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    Originally posted by fototaker View Post
    allow me to slip this in below the rudder... anyone know WHO is this? seen sunday sitting in a LR boat
    Dennis Hopper.

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  • fototaker
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    here's a very interesting article about the helmsman's streering wheel versus the previously used tiller... it explains a lot to me but you guys probably already knew about its use(s)

    http://www.sailingworld.com/blogs/ra...src=SOC&dom=tw

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  • fototaker
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    Sail Racing Magazine reports a big problem with wingsail on otusa sailing earlier today. i sneaked out to lunch with a friend. i missed it. PB: what happened?

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  • fototaker
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    allow me to slip this in below the rudder... anyone know WHO is this? seen sunday sitting in a LR boat

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  • fototaker
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    YOU didnt see that?

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  • Photoboy
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    Drop Something Sir Ben?



    He who breaks last, wins!!! The game of attrition continues. Yesterday's two boat match up with the Oracle Twins was also reduced to a 1 boat affair when the rudder post on Ben's AC 72 parted ways with the rest of the boat. If all the other boats
    break, does Artemis become the winner by default?












    http://youtu.be/pkBAfIiK38s?t=9m3s

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  • fototaker
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    great pxs! ho hum!!

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  • Photoboy
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    South Bay Saturday, August 3 2013...just another ho-hum day on the South Bay!

    (oh, yeah, Artemis was lighting it up along with ETNZ!)





























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  • fototaker
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    today was a CRAZY day with at least three classes of sailboat races in progress when the three AC72s of ETNZ, LR and Artemis came out. some of them immediately went north or way east after an initial run through the boat traffic to get away to clear waters. after an hour it seemed all disappeared but after an hour ETNZ came out again shortly to practice then took off for the rest of the day. there were a few close calls: artemis with both a red & white tour boat and the America replica, and the others had their moments too. LR as usual was the first to depart the stage. saw one very nice super-yacht sailing all white & red hull two masts





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  • Photoboy
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    ETNZ Upgrades to AC 72

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  • Photoboy
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    Oracle vs Oracle





    Guilian Grenier unleashes some impressive image from the past 3 days of 2 boat testing
    for the boys in black!

























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  • Buzz Light Beer
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    7 days till the semi's, they gonna have enough time under their belt?

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  • fototaker
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    actually, i cannot believe asian salt & peppered fried squid is tasty and tastier than in Spain!! ok maybe not!! hahahaa







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  • Rainier
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    Originally posted by fototaker View Post
    great pixs!!! i went to lunch with a friend and when i returned they were both off the Rock, then east then south. am sure there will be more days of practice for both teams, so will catch them again soon. tomorrow i have visiting friends and showing them around. they will love seeing 72s in the bay and told them that's as possible as seeing the birds (they are bird-watchers); unknown till you actually see one!!
    Dude, don't leave us hanging. What did you have for lunch?

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  • IOR Geezer
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    Originally posted by Photoboy View Post



    Oracle Racing was out early with 2 AC 72's on the set up practice course on the central
    Bay. By just after noon, Ben's boat seemed to have mechanical issues and retired.







    Paying attention to the idle chatter on the radio payed dividends, as soon there was communication between the two syndicates that they would match up, and match u they did!







    Starting from the bottom of the course they blasted up wind 50 yards away from each other, and much to every one surprise, Artemis paced them quite well.







    Off wind was a similar story, with Artemis keeping pace with Oracle for the most part,
    negotiating the foil during maneuvers was a bit lacking for the Big Blue team, but hey,
    they were right up there!





    Afterwards, about 2:30, Spithill crew headed for the barn, yet Artemis stayed out for
    a few foils more...dont count them out in the Louis Vuitton!






    Very nice work, and great news to hear Artemis is competitive!

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