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    Wednesday. The Final Final?



    Predict winds prediction...Bob Billingham sez 50/50 chance...not real windy on coast yet...
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    Sure would be cool if they could capitalize on all the excitement and race on Saturday. Screw the fall keel, errrrr big boat series.

    If not hope it runs today while OR is still rolling.
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    A whole lot, like a WHOLE lot of 40-knot moments in that race. TNZ went 45+ coming out of Gate 3, but Oracle blew them out of the water...750 meters, 45 seconds ahead at the finish, and TNZ actually was ahead coming out of the first mark. Oracle was faster both upwind and downwind, but the real killer was upwind coming out of Gate 2 and up to Gate 3. Oracle just piled on yardage, all the way up the course....went from barely a boatlength between them to 350+ meters at the upwind gate.

    It sure LOOKED like it was gonna be a boat race at the Start and up to Mark 1.

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    That was one hell of a series!
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    The most entertaining races I've ever seen. Trying to imagine what the next AC would be like if the same boats were specified. How much more is in these boats and teams given the time. Amazing.

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    Just back from a mind blowing afternoon...it started with seeing DaWoody racing off to get on that contraption of his...
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    The start of the race looked VERY promising for the Kiwis..
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    But in the end, Goliath persevered...
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    The biggest comeback in sailing, if not of all sport had been achieved...
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    The Kiwis were absolutely gracious in defeat
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