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saltysam

RO# 26



Posted - Feb 14 2010 :  12:11:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
VALENCIA, Spain Larry Ellison's space-age trimaran BMW Oracle has won back the America's Cup for the United States by speeding across the Mediterranean to rout two-time defending champion Alinghi of Switzerland for a two-race sweep.

The 65-year-old software tycoon was onboard his incredibly fast craft Sunday.

Alinghi raised a red protest flag on its giant catamaran late on the first leg of the triangle course, but then dropped it after the race.

Ellison's victory over rival billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli sends the oldest trophy in international sports to San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club.


Cheers!
Bill

Homeport: New River, Ft Lauderdale

Radioactive

RO# 3238



Posted - Feb 14 2010 :  12:29:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
USA17 was clocked at over 30 kts during the 3rd leg...

One heck of a race and while ( for true believers ) the result was predictable, it was well played and beautiful to see.


Bill

"No matter where you go, there you are." -- Buckaroo Bonzai
"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." - Kenneth Grahame

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saltysam

RO# 26



Posted - Feb 14 2010 :  15:20:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So tell me I am an old fart--I still yearn for the 12-meter boats. True beauty under sail.


Cheers!
Bill

Homeport: New River, Ft Lauderdale Go to Top of Page

Veg

RO# 20854



Posted - Feb 14 2010 :  15:39:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

+1 Bill. And I'm in my thirties. LOL



2001 Tiara 2900 Open - "O Sole Mio" - Stillwater, MN

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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Feb 14 2010 :  16:04:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill:
you would love the J boats that preceded the 12s

http://www.jclassyachts.com/


Bruce



Edited by - pdecat on Feb 14 2010 18:46:43

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KiDa

RO# 16492



Posted - Feb 14 2010 :  17:00:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's almost as if the cup has come full circle.

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David
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Robbins29

RO# 22313

Posted - Feb 14 2010 :  17:37:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can you feature a J Boat race being cancelled because the breeze was over 15 kt and the seas were over 3 feet?

Robbins29

Homeport: Solomons, MD Go to Top of Page

gaineso

RO# 10303

Posted - Feb 14 2010 :  19:50:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can picture a J-Boat race being canceled because the breeze was UNDER 15 knots And the seas UNDER 3 feet


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