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(Stuff.co.nz)   As with everything else lately, American Magic capsizes during America's Cup   (stuff.co.nz) divider line
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624 clicks; posted to Sports » on 17 Jan 2021 at 9:12 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-17 7:52:04 AM  
Something something, captain's head in the trophy case at the Newport Yacht Club.
 
2021-01-17 9:35:05 AM  
It's easy to grin
When your ship comes in
And you've got the stock market beat

But the man worthwhile
Is the man who can smile
When his shorts are too tight in the seat
 
2021-01-17 10:09:27 AM  
I'm reading stuff on various sites, including the event's YouTube channel and they're all saying that it took a couple of hours; but the boat is back to shore. It did take on water thanks to a hole punched in the side of it.

The good news for them is that they were so poor this weekend that next weekend's racing means nothing. They could take the weekend off, repair the boat, figure out how to get their shiat together, and get after it for the next round.
 
2021-01-17 10:18:46 AM  

Altimus Prime: Something something, captain's head in the trophy case at the Newport Yacht Club.


What is that from?

\most likely conceived in Newport so relevant to my interests
 
2021-01-17 10:45:42 AM  

FriarReb98: Altimus Prime: Something something, captain's head in the trophy case at the Newport Yacht Club.

What is that from?

\most likely conceived in Newport so relevant to my interests


Looks like a Dennis Conner reference?
 
2021-01-17 12:18:47 PM  
If my experience with sunfish is of any help, all they have to do is go on the centerboard, right it back up, hop back in, and get going again.

Easy.
 
2021-01-17 12:37:06 PM  
Accidently put this in the wrong thread because I'm an idiot:

American Magic AC75 Capsize! Full story+aftermath of Prada Cup Day 3. America's Cup.
Youtube vBUTJG3Hf_s


And with it, this picture:

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-01-17 12:40:45 PM  

macadamnut: FriarReb98: Altimus Prime: Something something, captain's head in the trophy case at the Newport Yacht Club.

What is that from?

\most likely conceived in Newport so relevant to my interests

Looks like a Dennis Conner reference?


Heh, didn't read that one when I was writing a biography of him in 5th grade English....
 
2021-01-17 12:55:57 PM  

FriarReb98: macadamnut: FriarReb98: Altimus Prime: Something something, captain's head in the trophy case at the Newport Yacht Club.

What is that from?

\most likely conceived in Newport so relevant to my interests

Looks like a Dennis Conner reference?

Heh, didn't read that one when I was writing a biography of him in 5th grade English....


Just a wild guess, I seem to remember him speaking from the hip more than once. I went to school up the road from Newport in the '80s, was sort of hoping I'd never hear of the America's Cup or Rhode Island ever again...
 
2021-01-17 1:08:13 PM  

desertgeek: Accidently put this in the wrong thread because I'm an idiot:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vBUTJG3H​f_s]

And with it, this picture:

[Fark user image 850x569]


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-01-17 1:20:25 PM  
They're done.  Repachage time.  I've never been on a boat where the sail extended past the backstays like that.  I wonder if it was a mechanical failure, or if some poor scrub on the boat forgot to release it.  Would hate to be him.

/and by poor scrub I mean some highly paid sailing athlete.
 
2021-01-17 1:54:02 PM  
Should have named it Cock Magic
 
2021-01-17 1:54:02 PM  

macadamnut: FriarReb98: macadamnut: FriarReb98: Altimus Prime: Something something, captain's head in the trophy case at the Newport Yacht Club.

What is that from?

\most likely conceived in Newport so relevant to my interests

Looks like a Dennis Conner reference?

Heh, didn't read that one when I was writing a biography of him in 5th grade English....

Just a wild guess, I seem to remember him speaking from the hip more than once. I went to school up the road from Newport in the '80s, was sort of hoping I'd never hear of the America's Cup or Rhode Island ever again...


So I may totally be making it up, but I have this memory from back in the early 80's that there was a saying that the skipper who ever lost the America's Cup would find their head replacing it in the trophy case.  Having spent 15 minutes scouring the web, I can find no such reference.

But it sounds awesome.
 
2021-01-17 1:58:29 PM  
The Airbus logo is a nice touch
 
2021-01-17 2:07:13 PM  
Oh, a DeVos co-funded it.  I'm glad it crashed.
 
2021-01-17 2:10:15 PM  
Keels are out of fashion on racing sailboats now? Then again, maybe they should come back to keep the wet part in the wet.
 
2021-01-17 2:13:50 PM  
Not my thing and while I know there are notable achievements in other fields, the engineering work that goes into boats like these will never fail to impress me.
 
2021-01-17 3:12:58 PM  

Altimus Prime: macadamnut: FriarReb98: macadamnut: FriarReb98: Altimus Prime: Something something, captain's head in the trophy case at the Newport Yacht Club.

What is that from?

\most likely conceived in Newport so relevant to my interests

Looks like a Dennis Conner reference?

Heh, didn't read that one when I was writing a biography of him in 5th grade English....

Just a wild guess, I seem to remember him speaking from the hip more than once. I went to school up the road from Newport in the '80s, was sort of hoping I'd never hear of the America's Cup or Rhode Island ever again...

So I may totally be making it up, but I have this memory from back in the early 80's that there was a saying that the skipper who ever lost the America's Cup would find their head replacing it in the trophy case.  Having spent 15 minutes scouring the web, I can find no such reference.

But it sounds awesome.


I don't think you're making it up. I also remember people rooting for the Aussies just because he was such a drongo.
 
2021-01-17 6:27:42 PM  
Rumors are it will take 10 days for the boat to be repaired. Racing resumes on Friday (Thursday night US time). The "semifinals" begin a week later.
 
2021-01-18 1:12:48 AM  
Flex seal tape will have that fixed up in no time.
 
2021-01-18 3:13:15 AM  

The Smails Kid: It's easy to grin
When your ship comes in
And you've got the stock market beat

But the man worthwhile
Is the man who can smile
When his shorts are too tight in the seat


Spalding, get your foot off the boat!
 
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