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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    Given they had a Pommy tactician I'm amazed they didn't finish the race beached at Gallipoli.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    sailing those things probably takes a lot of skill and it looks ****ing awesome but geez, by all reports most of the oracle boat is automated and they paid a bunch of blokes a quarter of a mill each to basically rebuild oracle during the race.

    the whole thing seems to be getting a bit far from sport and closer to a space race. the r + d is getting to the point where the skill of the crew is being taken out of the equation. they might have even overdone it to the level formula 1 gets to occasionally. do the sailors see any of this unlimited budget? and how do you earn the right to get a place on one of those things? i know in other expensive sports like equestrian and motor racing people get sponsored to go overseas and play for random overseas teams/owners but how does someone go from your local yacht club to this?

    the patriotism is what does my head in for this. they're not a new zealand team, they're a new zealand based franchise racing against other franchises. but then i guess super rugby is a thing...
    To be fair to Team NZ though, it seems most of them actually came from NZ. Not so Team USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    Given they had a Pommy tactician I'm amazed they didn't finish the race beached at Gallipoli.
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