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(SFGate)   America's Cup Team USA on the verge of the greatest comeback ever. Not even an Oracle could have seen that coming   (blog.sfgate.com) divider line 51
    More: Followup, America's Cup Team USA, America's Cup, United States, bobsled, Oracle  
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2013-09-24 05:55:26 PM  
Very cool.
 
2013-09-24 06:40:28 PM  
I wrote the whole thing off. No one has ever come back from that kind of deficit. Absolutely amazing.
 
2013-09-24 06:45:26 PM  
I don't think outspending the other team by a factor of a 100 to 1 and being tied before the last race is a great comeback.
 
2013-09-24 06:51:16 PM  
Sailing?

no1curr.
 
2013-09-24 07:19:22 PM  

DON.MAC: I don't think outspending the other team by a factor of a 100 to 1 and being tied before the last race is a great comeback.


To come back from this deficit has never occurred in the history of the sport. 1983 is the closest.
 
2013-09-24 09:42:19 PM  
I have about 500 pissed off kiwis on my fb news feed who are all going on about this race like they're a bunch of experts.  Even their commentary is farking boring.
 
2013-09-24 09:44:26 PM  
I guess cheaters  do win after all, sometimes.
 
2013-09-24 09:44:40 PM  

SJKebab: I have about 500 pissed off kiwis on my fb news feed who are all going on about this race like they're a bunch of experts.  Even their commentary is farking boring.


The irony being that the boats fly and kiwis don't

/well, maybe not irony
//absurdity, maybe
 
2013-09-24 09:49:36 PM  
Given that Larry set the rules he should have won by now.

And Team America is practically all Kiwi. Or so I've heard.
 
2013-09-24 09:54:52 PM  
Still don't care, subby. Call me when I'm 70
 
2013-09-24 10:15:08 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Still don't care, subby. Call me when I'm 70


You sounds poor, Plebian.
 
2013-09-24 10:19:34 PM  
put a motor on that boat and I'll watch.
 
2013-09-24 10:20:39 PM  
Down 6 to minus-1, tying it up?

Yeah, even the 2004 Red Sox and 2007 Rockies would be impressed.
 
2013-09-24 10:26:20 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Given that Larry set the rules he should have won by now.

And Team America is practically all Kiwi. Or so I've heard.


With America's 300 million plus citizens against New Zealand's four and a half I would have thought he could find more than one US citizen to crew his boat. Even the US team's skipper is a Brit (don't know if they have any Kiwis on it).
 
2013-09-24 10:29:54 PM  
Is Dennis Connor involved at all? He always struck me as being a prick.
 
2013-09-24 10:31:16 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Is Dennis Connor involved at all? He always struck me as being a prick.


He is a gigantic f*cking asswad.
 
2013-09-24 10:38:10 PM  
Sports.  This is the Sports Tab.  Sports.
 
2013-09-24 10:50:38 PM  

Argyle82: Sports.  This is the Sports Tab.  Sports.


Maybe op is kiwi, has dyslexia, and thought it was the strops tab.
 
2013-09-24 11:03:43 PM  

JolobinSmokin: put a motor on that boat and I'll watch.


with speeds up to 50 mph under sail, I don't think they need to bother with a motor.
 
2013-09-24 11:17:30 PM  

Tarkus: JolobinSmokin: put a motor on that boat and I'll watch.

with speeds up to 50 mph under sail, I don't think they need to bother with a motor.


omg 50 mph, I almost broke my monacle.

Have you ever been in a 43' skater doing 110?  That's racing, not a bunch of dude blowing each other's sails.
 
2013-09-24 11:18:04 PM  

Rev.K: Sailing?

no1curr.


Whenever I get dismayed that more people don't care about horse racing and that's lost almost all blue-collar following, I remember sailing. 
Actually I don't remember it.

I'm taking a sailing lesson in October though (on a lake).
 
2013-09-24 11:25:39 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Tarkus: JolobinSmokin: put a motor on that boat and I'll watch.

with speeds up to 50 mph under sail, I don't think they need to bother with a motor.

omg 50 mph, I almost broke my monacle.

Have you ever been in a 43' skater doing 110?  That's racing, not a bunch of dude blowing each other's sails.


There was a cool story on Real Sports recently about some crazy ass 90 day sailing race. 
Leave France, hang a left at South Africa, race around the Antarctic Circle, hang a left at South America, back to France.

Rules: 
No stopping, docking, etc
Solo
Don't go insane or die
 
2013-09-24 11:34:06 PM  
I wonder what they did with the boat this time...
 
2013-09-24 11:46:37 PM  
So shocked I dropped my monocle.
 
2013-09-24 11:51:51 PM  
The boats are just plain cool:

static5.businessinsider.com
 
2013-09-25 12:24:28 AM  

JolobinSmokin: Tarkus: JolobinSmokin: put a motor on that boat and I'll watch.

with speeds up to 50 mph under sail, I don't think they need to bother with a motor.

omg 50 mph, I almost broke my monacle.

Have you ever been in a 43' skater doing 110?  That's racing, not a bunch of dude blowing each other's sails.


Someone's never been on a racing boat. I used to crew on a J120 and a J105 among others (plus a few 4-knot sb's). Probably the most fun I've ever had in my life. Watching a mast snap under load while I was 4ft away hanging onto a lifeline was terrifying but holy hell was it awesome to watch. The stresses on the sails are amazing. The strategy too. You're 43' skater is the equivalent of NASCAR. A proper regatta takes the planning and strategy of F1 racing.
 
2013-09-25 01:10:21 AM  
Well done Sir Charles Benedict Ainslie, Commander of the British Empire and prototypical American Hero.
 
2013-09-25 01:21:06 AM  
I say!
 
2013-09-25 01:31:23 AM  

bionicjoe: There was a cool story on Real Sports recently about some crazy ass 90 day sailing race.


One of several round the world sailing races. There's a couple for solo sailors, the one you mentioned and one that is run in stages. My palms always start getting sweaty when they show them sailing in the South Sea. Day after day of 20 foot sweels? NOPE. Oh hell NOPE.
 
2013-09-25 01:41:41 AM  
ukrmedia.biz
 
2013-09-25 02:25:26 AM  
By a sheer coincidence I am in San Fran on business Wednesday.  Is there something special you have to do to watch the race, or just go down to the wharf area and find a spot to watch?
 
2013-09-25 02:44:41 AM  

thebigearl: By a sheer coincidence I am in San Fran on business Wednesday.  Is there something special you have to do to watch the race, or just go down to the wharf area and find a spot to watch?


Just head to the wharf. They have some big viewing area on Embarcadero (near pier 30?). Not sure if that costs money, but walking along, you'll be bound to find a spot somewhere.

/Please don't call it San Fran
//Frisco is worse
 
2013-09-25 02:45:45 AM  

thebigearl: By a sheer coincidence I am in San Fran on business Wednesday.  Is there something special you have to do to watch the race, or just go down to the wharf area and find a spot to watch?


From what I understand, the area by the finish line (Pier 27-29) is ticketed. But you could probably find a spot along the shore to watch them at least. Maybe the Pier 39 shopping complex would work.

Meanwhile I just finished watching Tuesday's racing on Youtube. The Kiwis look defeated. They can say whatever they want, they just look lost. That 2nd race was like a dagger to their hearts.
 
2013-09-25 02:49:42 AM  

desertgeek: thebigearl: By a sheer coincidence I am in San Fran on business Wednesday.  Is there something special you have to do to watch the race, or just go down to the wharf area and find a spot to watch?

From what I understand, the area by the finish line (Pier 27-29) is ticketed. But you could probably find a spot along the shore to watch them at least. Maybe the Pier 39 shopping complex would work.

Meanwhile I just finished watching Tuesday's racing on Youtube. The Kiwis look defeated. They can say whatever they want, they just look lost. That 2nd race was like a dagger to their hearts.


Correction: Pier 27-29 is free.
 
2013-09-25 02:51:37 AM  

Gilliam317: thebigearl: By a sheer coincidence I am in San Fran on business Wednesday.  Is there something special you have to do to watch the race, or just go down to the wharf area and find a spot to watch?

Just head to the wharf. They have some big viewing area on Embarcadero (near pier 30?). Not sure if that costs money, but walking along, you'll be bound to find a spot somewhere.

/Please don't call it San Fran
//Frisco is worse


San Fran
Frisco
SF
SFO

Who really gives a shiat?
 
2013-09-25 03:01:14 AM  
Thanks for the info, I'm gonna try to arrange to get down there tomorrow to catch the race if work allows.  If not, I maybe I can at least swing by Wed. night.  I imagine there is a pretty nice party if you win the cup.
 
2013-09-25 03:29:16 AM  
Hold on, let me be that annoying guy in soccer threads...

OMG WTF THIS IS NOT A SPORT, ALL OF YOU ARE RETARDED!!!...!!!.!.!...!(one, exclamation point).!11!

Except, I'm actually right here.  Seriously, this is not a sport.
 
2013-09-25 03:31:36 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-25 03:33:32 AM  

Argyle82: Hold on, let me be that annoying guy in soccer threads...

OMG WTF THIS IS NOT A SPORT, ALL OF YOU ARE RETARDED!!!...!!!.!.!...!(one, exclamation point).!11!

Except, I'm actually right here.  Seriously, this is not a sport.


Trolling about what is and is not a sport IS a huge sport though.
 
2013-09-25 03:38:46 AM  

mikaloyd: Argyle82: Hold on, let me be that annoying guy in soccer threads...

OMG WTF THIS IS NOT A SPORT, ALL OF YOU ARE RETARDED!!!...!!!.!.!...!(one, exclamation point).!11!

Except, I'm actually right here.  Seriously, this is not a sport.

Trolling about what is and is not a sport IS a huge sport though.


True.  I win.

Fair?
 
2013-09-25 03:42:47 AM  
 
2013-09-25 04:28:21 AM  

Argyle82: mikaloyd: Argyle82: Hold on, let me be that annoying guy in soccer threads...

OMG WTF THIS IS NOT A SPORT, ALL OF YOU ARE RETARDED!!!...!!!.!.!...!(one, exclamation point).!11!

Except, I'm actually right here.  Seriously, this is not a sport.

Trolling about what is and is not a sport IS a huge sport though.

True.  I win.

Fair?


Fair
 
2013-09-25 04:31:36 AM  
Truly a great comeback, I hope Team USA pulls off one more win today.
 
2013-09-25 04:36:02 AM  

SJKebab: An open letter to Emirates Team New Zealand, from Team New Zealand


Damn. Now I almost want New Zealand to win
 
2013-09-25 04:37:22 AM  

bionicjoe: JolobinSmokin: Tarkus: JolobinSmokin: put a motor on that boat and I'll watch.

with speeds up to 50 mph under sail, I don't think they need to bother with a motor.

omg 50 mph, I almost broke my monacle.

Have you ever been in a 43' skater doing 110?  That's racing, not a bunch of dude blowing each other's sails.

There was a cool story on Real Sports recently about some crazy ass 90 day sailing race. 
Leave France, hang a left at South Africa, race around the Antarctic Circle, hang a left at South America, back to France.

Rules: 
No stopping, docking, etc
Solo
Don't go insane or die

 
2013-09-25 04:42:20 AM  

wesmon: bionicjoe: JolobinSmokin: Tarkus: JolobinSmokin: put a motor on that boat and I'll watch.

with speeds up to 50 mph under sail, I don't think they need to bother with a motor.

omg 50 mph, I almost broke my monacle.

Have you ever been in a 43' skater doing 110?  That's racing, not a bunch of dude blowing each other's sails.

There was a cool story on Real Sports recently about some crazy ass 90 day sailing race. 
Leave France, hang a left at South Africa, race around the Antarctic Circle, hang a left at South America, back to France.

Rules: 
No stopping, docking, etc
Solo
Don't go insane or die


Try this again.

You should check this documentary out, named Deep Water, about the 1968 around the world solo yacht race. Really crazy story and worth the view.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460766/?ref_=sr_1
 
2013-09-25 05:53:28 AM  

mikaloyd: Trolling about what is and is not a sport IS a huge sport though.


i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-25 08:34:03 AM  
So Tony Stark's team has made a great boating comeback. Must be that Mark V tech he has on the boat.
 
2013-09-25 12:14:38 PM  

gwowen: Well done Sir Charles Benedict Ainslie, Commander of the British Empire and prototypical American Hero.


That's Sir Charles Benedict Ainslie, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. If you are going to use his full name at least get it right.

/if you are going to be correct you need to be technically correct
//the best kind of correct
 
2013-09-25 12:37:22 PM  
What is this article doing in the Sports tab?
 
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