Sunday, February 7, 2010

America's Cup - Livestream

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Grudge match set to start - The America's Cup

"I don't like him" said Larry Ellison of Ernesto Bertarelli, his rival, in the best of three grudge match in Valencia that is the most litigated America's Cup match in the race's 160 year history. Ellison wasn't even on stage at the owners pre-race press conference. It wasn't like this when Sir Thomas Lipton, the original tea bagger, wanted to take it from Cornelius Vanderbilt, the railroad baron.

In those days the Fife boatyard in Glasgow labored against the Herreshoff yard in Bristol, RI.

This one will be over soon.  I hope that BMW/Oracle wins so that the next race will be in San Francisco where they have wind, and the Golden Gate Bridge.  And mono-hulls.  Match racing in giant multi-hulls is no fun - close maneuvering is what makes match-racing.  And you can't do it with 90X90 catamarans.