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Old 10-02-2013, 12:08 PM   #41
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Gotta give 'em full marks for innovation if it was indeed a hand powered gyro. How cool is that?!
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:06 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Peter B View Post
...the UK press is abuzz with the fact Oracles sudden significant speed increase, (apart from a Brit being the replacement tactician, that is), was due to the fact during that postponement they called after 3 straight losses, they fitted a gyroscopic stabiliser, which helped it keep up on the foils much better, especially upwind.
Complete bullsh*t, of course.

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Old 10-02-2013, 11:39 PM   #43
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AC 2013 has birthed a whole new crop of conspiracy theorists! Gotta love it!! But I must admit, Oracle's complicity in the AC45s cast a poor light on the whole operation and cause for reasonable suspicion of their actions.

I posted on another thread here that Naval Architect Paul Bieker with Oracle has given an interview describing some of the foil adjustments that helped them achieve the performance that allowed them to retain the Cup. I have the mp3 file but it's not a forum-compatible format. I can email it if we can't figure a way to post it here on TF. Any ideas?
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:25 AM   #44
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Letís try this;

Our highest compliments to Emirates Team New Zealand for putting up such a terrific fight. Great sailing guys.

Congratulations to Oracle Team USA for successfully defending the Cup. Fantastic sailing guys.

It was an exciting, thrilling race. Iím glad I was there for it.

How about if we leave it at that? KJ
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:06 AM   #45
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Thanks KJ we will accept that.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:46 AM   #46
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Works for me...
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:57 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
I think you Aussies better slow down on picking venues, that cup will be safely in our possession for some time to come.
I dont think so
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