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Thread: America's Cup and Louis Vuitton Cup - Come on Emirates Team NZ

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    America's Cup and Louis Vuitton Cup - Come on Emirates Team NZ

    I don't know how many non New Zealanders are following the Pre America's cup challenger series in Valencia, but I hope you guys are cheering and praying for Emirates Team NZ to win . At the moment the Challenger series final is under way.

    Emirates Team New Zealand has won the first race (last night my time) against Luna Rossa (previously Called Prada) and leads the (Challenger Series) Louis Vuitton Cup Final 1-0 . The winner ith the Team that wins 5 races first (or the best of 9 races). Last night was exciting with Team NZ despite a great start and coasting mostly finally faced a challemge and pulled off an exciting 8 second win.

    Any others following it ?

    As a Sri Lankan in NZ , I find it very exciting.

    The winner then races Alinghi (the defender and holder) for the America's Cup.
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    Thanks for keeping me informed, Jason. I'm going to come back to this thread from now on whenever I want to get updates on the America's Cup.
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    T'was a good start to the Louis Vitton Cup for Team NZ, hopefully we can keep it up.
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    Have never been able to get too exciting about yachting. A sports not a sport if it doesn't involve a ball imo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Have never been able to get too exciting about yachting. A sports not a sport if it doesn't involve a ball imo.
    So you think, sport is only playing with Balls....

    Interesting thoughts, there from Fiery ..

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    Virtual Cup 5: 32nd America's Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JASON View Post
    So you think, sport is only playing with Balls....

    Interesting thoughts, there from Fiery ..
    yep, that's just me though, I only like sports that involve a ball. I'm not stopping others from liking sports that don't though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Have never been able to get too exciting about yachting. A sports not a sport if it doesn't involve a ball imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Have never been able to get too exciting about yachting. A sports not a sport if it doesn't involve a ball imo.
    Your thoughts on Olympic sports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Your thoughts on Olympic sports?
    I'll take an interest if a kiwi medal-prospect makes a final but if it wasn't the Olympics I probably wouldn't be too fussed about watching or following it tbh

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    2-0

    Nice. That was worth staying up for.

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    Good work boys, up 2-0. Let's keep it going.

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    Todays was a perfect race by Emirates Team NZ from start to finish and a very resounding win. Well done Team NZ..... I will rest easy once it gets to 4-0 only .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Have never been able to get too exciting about yachting. A sports not a sport if it doesn't involve a ball imo.
    Too right.

    Also, I hate yachties - they, as a group, are a bunch of the most rude, arrogant tossers that I've ever come across. I used to live near the marina in Southampton (where Shane Warne now lives) and it was unbelievable how rude they would be to the staff in the little Tesco Metro there and the bar staff in the marina-side bars. Just because you can afford a $1,000k yacht doesn't make you (a) interesting (b) exciting or (c) someone that Heath would waste his time talking to. Before you can fall into pot (c) you need to have something to say and have done something in your life which is of interest to anyone outside the upper classes and yacht brigade. The yachties who used to frequent Ocean Village in Southampton included the round-the-world yacht crews who congregated there at both the beginning and end of that race. Bunch of wankers. I doubt anyone in NZ would give a toss about the sodding 'Louis XVI' cup if the crew of every bloody boat didn't have at least one Kiwi in it. It the most self-serving, jingoistic and cynical form of support I've ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Too right.

    Also, I hate yachties - they, as a group, are a bunch of the most rude, arrogant tossers that I've ever come across. I used to live near the marina in Southampton (where Shane Warne now lives) and it was unbelievable how rude they would be to the staff in the little Tesco Metro there and the bar staff in the marina-side bars. Just because you can afford a $1,000k yacht doesn't make you (a) interesting (b) exciting or (c) someone that Heath would waste his time talking to. Before you can fall into pot (c) you need to have something to say and have done something in your life which is of interest to anyone outside the upper classes and yacht brigade. The yachties who used to frequent Ocean Village in Southampton included the round-the-world yacht crews who congregated there at both the beginning and end of that race. Bunch of wankers. I doubt anyone in NZ would give a toss about the sodding 'Louis XVI' cup if the crew of every bloody boat didn't have at least one Kiwi in it. It the most self-serving, jingoistic and cynical form of support I've ever seen.
    I hear ya Heath...that should go in the rant thread, it's a good one

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