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Laxguy said:
Thanks, Gents; just in time; it shows here in 15 minutes, just when I finish watching the 49ers mess up big time.

I guess I'll have to add the 220 to my list of checks; DIRECTV Smart Search didn't turn up anything under "sailing". Now if that term is left out of tags, do they have robots doing the coding??
At that level, it's yachting not sailing! The difference - the number of zeros in the owners checking account ;)
 

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VDP07 said:
The 72's are quite impressive cats. Fast, Fast, Fast. 37+ knots today. Problem is, unlike many of the 12 meter Cup races of the 70's and 80's, the best 72, not the best crew, will end up winning the 2013 Cup. While much slower, painfully slow at times, I prefer the skill, tactics and variables of 12 meter Americas Cup racing.
I also enjoyed the 12 meter boats much more than anything since.
 

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Laxguy said:
I have very mixed feelings about this A/C.....the technology is awesome and watching those big birds hydrofoil through a jibe is incredible. The TV coverage and personal viewing is way better than ever before. Yet the drama and tension is somehow not as great. I'm not convinced that the crew isn't the major factor here, especially in the current series, where Artemis seems to have the same boatspeed, but can't manage to stay up on the foils the way Luna Rossa can....

I'd like to see boats limited to nationals, from skipper down to tailer/grinder.
so far, I personally don't care for the TV coverage. We will see if my opinion changes once we get to the finals..

The one thing I really dislike is the NBC personalities seem to have no clue a commercial break is upon them and are cut off in mid sentence.
 
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