Besides being a human tragedy, the
Cup now has boats that are so specialized that capsizing demolishes
both the rig and the boat. America
So, here's my prediction: there's a real chance that America's Cup final will be won not by the fastest or the smartest, but by the country that does not fall over. It's happened before:
"Those guys were going too fast, they lost control."
I don't think I've ever won a Laser race by being the only boat to capsize.ReplyDelete
But I did place very well in one Laser race when I was one of a very small number of boats not to be OCS. I think there were about 20 boats in the fleet and the race officer actually hailed, "Everyone is OCS except A, B and C." Not sure if that's considered best practice for race committee work but I wasn't complaining."
Keelboats often have radios on board and Pam crewed once in a race where the PRO said, "everyone over but [name]." Good for him and good for you.Delete
I meant "only boat NOT to capsize."ReplyDelete
You're selling the skater short... He was smart enough not to fall over. Same story in the semi as well!ReplyDelete
And as someone in the video says, he was good enough to make the Olympics and be close enough to the leaders. I remember watching the speed skating final live... it was an unbelievable event for Aussie sports!Delete
Then of course there is the "other" Australian way of winning.... :)ReplyDelete
Great planning, great design, great teamwork, and a never-quit attitude. The result was inevitable.Delete
BTW, a great sailing trivia question is this: what does Australia II designed by Ben Lexcen have in common with the Contender class designed by Bob Miller? Answer: same designer.
More trivia: why did Bob Miller chose the name Lexcen? Answer: it was the least common name he could find.