Posts Tagged ‘OTUSA’
It’s not too fragile a limb that we’re on when we tell you that this is the last day of AC34. Let’s watch it all happen (including the expected protocol signing aboard Imagine) right here (unless you’re in America or New Zealand, of course). If you like to jaw about your sports, go here.
EDIT: With the Kiwis looking absolutely stunning in the light air, it looks like ACEA already knows their tenure is over. At least that’s what it looks like when they auction off hundreds of thousands worth of furniture, boats, and America’s Cup gear!
September 20th, 2013 by admin
Like everyone else in the entire world, we’re amazed at just how pathetic the Louis Vuitton Cup ‘racing’ has been. And with Ainslie’s rudder snapping clean off in Defender trials, the home team is no better than the visitors. Listen above to hear Mr. Clean sum it up well, as recorded live this morning with D’arcy Waldegrave on Radio Sports NZ.
Meanwhile, remember we told you Oracle was threatening to protest Luna Rossa and ETNZ for ‘trespass’? As much as it sounds like it, we weren’t joking.
As a final sum-up for the ‘summer of racing’ thus far, here’s a good look at the what, the why, and the how of the AC72 debacle including an interview with a rapidly aging Russell Coutts, from our friends at the good ship Outside Mag. Thanks to Kahlessa for the find, and don’t forget to spend a few hours with the America’s Cup Anarchy forums if you’re looking for the best Cup discussion on the web.
August 20th, 2013 by admin
Hallelujah! Yesterday we saw the first close race in an AC72, with Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA-ish taking the win. It was the closest race yet.
It wasn’t particularly fair, but an effective publicity stunt needn’t be fair, real, or sporting. It just has to be fun – something surf/SUP/kite superstar Kai Lenny does very well. Enjoy some ‘real’ racing with a Red Bull edge.
July 19th, 2013 by admin