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Old 05-26-2017, 04:14 PM   #21
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AlaskaProf....you can watch it on Amazon for $2.99
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Old 05-26-2017, 04:40 PM   #22
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AlaskaProf....you can watch it on Amazon for $2.99
I may well have to do that, but im leaving for my summer afloat next Friday. I've been diligently ripping movies to a usb hard drive. Got a hundred or more now. (See the thread "Movie Night").
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Old 05-26-2017, 04:46 PM   #23
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Are you sure the movie wasn't called "Wind"?
Yeah, it's "Wind".
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We patrolled one of the Americas Cups in San Diego. The actual racing was about as exciting as watching paint dry. I welcome the faster boats of today. As least something is happening, and fast.
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:58 PM   #25
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Are you sure the movie wasn't called "Wind"?
I believe Dimer is correct!
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:12 PM   #26
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Now the sailors are spending too MUCH money? Based on another thread going on here I was waiting to hear that the AC crews will show up at the Yacht Club bar and eat all the free popcorn, then skip out on their slip fees.
This contest has always been huge money by the uber-wealthy...for a trophy. Sort of like offshore Cigarette boat racing.
Regarding the catamaran class, the AC has also always been about developing and using new technology - carbon fiber, Kevlar, etc. - it's never been a One-Design contest. (Remember Australia's new winged keel? When the US Americas Cup committee sued them over it...and lost. Very sportsmanlike!).

Good thing other professional sports aren't about big money. Certainly not Triple Crown horse racing...or the Super Bowl. I guess the difference on TF is, "these are just more of those @*#! sailboats...gettin' in my way, don't know what they're doing....not
payin' for that mooring ball...it's an outrage! Now, let me get back to ripping me some free movies."
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Gee, lots of excitement perhaps largely due to possible boat break-up or flipping over. Just getting over the finish line is a challenge for these boats built to sail "on the edge."
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:26 PM   #28
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I was originally dismissive of the trend.....but watching these vessels is pretty impressive. They can go close to 50 miles per hour !! When they get up on the foils its quite a balancing act, and the switch to match racing will most likely cause a more aggressive racing strategy. I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 05-27-2017, 12:11 AM   #29
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Yup.....If you get a chance, watch the movie "Sail" with Jennifer Gray and Mathew Modine. All about a shoe string syndicate and the boat being built in the desert to retake the Kiwi loss. Great movie and sailing scenes..A little hokey but fun for enthusiasts..
VERY hokey, but a great movie.
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Well do I remember that regatta Bruce.
Actually Dorsey, no Bruce. She has more sailboat racing credentials than most folks I have met.
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Actually Dorsey, no Bruce. She has more sailboat racing credentials than most folks I have met.
Oh dear, thanks Dave. So wifey D, Bruce B's better half is Dorsey, and the yachting expert. Sorry, my bad, but I'm sure she understood where I was coming from.

PS. This is the yacht I won the race with at that same time there was all that core sample talk by big Dennis C., prompting my fellow sailors to demand core samples from her back at the clubhouse. Boy those beers tasted good..

She was named 'Black Widow' by the way. By the original owner who was the builder as well. He named all his boats with intimidating names. He won lots of races. Always said Black Widow was the best of the bunch. My wife never liked the name much. Wonder why..? . Some of his other Gazelles were called 'Intimidator', 'The Wasp', 'The Black Adder'...get the picture..?
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I do not think anyone would put an AC on their mantle instead of a 12 Meter or a J boat.
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Black Widow looks fast even sitting on the trailer!
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Old 05-27-2017, 07:11 AM   #34
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I was originally dismissive of the trend.....but watching these vessels is pretty impressive. They can go close to 50 miles per hour !! When they get up on the foils its quite a balancing act, and the switch to match racing will most likely cause a more aggressive racing strategy. I'm looking forward to it.
I couldn't agree more! These AC boats are very exciting to watch!
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Watching the Louis Vitton pre-AC races being held in Bermuda. Gosh, Bermuda is gorgeous, and not many boats at anchor. 72 degrees, 0--.5 foot waves, 12 knot breeze.
So far, France over Sweden, USA over Britain
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Poop. My library doesn't have it, and video stores are extinct. BTW, the woman mentioned in the message above is Weatherly, named for the 1962 (successful) defender of the Cup.
Sorry for the brain infarction...The movie is titled "Wind" and still available:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Yeah, it's "Wind".
LOL..Correct....Sorry!
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I respect and appreciate what you are saying but for me, certain things are meant to be un touched and timeless ...... FB

And I get that, too...

But sometimes it depends on where in history you inserted yourself, so to speak.

Untouched and timeless could also mean Roman sailing (rowing) ships or Viking longboats or some such. Or Phoenician whatevers... Or Polynesian canoes.

IOW, the "good ol' days" were maybe preceeded by some earlier good ol' days... changes from which might in turn have been lamented by those who came before...

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The Movie from 1992 is here:https://www.amazon.com/Wind-Matthew-.../dp/B000085EFG
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I do not think anyone would put an AC on their mantle instead of a 12 Meter or a J boat.
No....but if I was going to spend the afternoon as a passenger on one...give me the Cat, every time !!! That would be a blast !!!
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