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Alinghi: Alinghi won Race One by 35 seconds and Race Four by 30 seconds

Team NZ: Team NZ won Race Two by 28 seconds and Race Three by 25 seconds

So, even with a catastophic sail tear, the Black boat still looks to be the faster of the two.

Let's hope for a good wind tomorrow.

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Grant Dalton live: "sail must have got a slight nick in it as we hoisted it, didn't notice straight away... By the time we did it was too late it blew out so quick, we then made a mistake that we shouldn't have...



"We'll debrief before we think fully about all the aspects.... We very disapointed, shouldn't have happened....



"Alinghi looked like they had their fingers in their ears, it had that kind of feel about it (laughs) but yeah we'll see about that tomorrow."

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Dean Barker is stony faced, he's usually pretty stoic but his face looks like granite now.



Still, plenty of reason to feel positive about tomorrow. Alinghi didn't seem THAT fast... Certainly not the thoroughbred that some mysterious pundits were picking to 'smoke us' in heavier conditions. If only that sail hadn't...



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is this not over yet ???

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No sorry, there will be at least two more races, but possibly, and more likely more.

It's a first to 5 thing!!!

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I reckon the next race will be called off


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Well I missed the saturday commentary due to the last cigarette celebrations in the yeoman.

But the kiwi's lost, so it's 4-2 to Alinghi and they have two match points.

The race is about to start, but I want to watch the French Grand Prix also..... argghhh!

Go the Kiwi's...... Please god.

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Just to keep the informaton coming ( I know how excited you all get about sailing!! ), todays race was cancelled due to light winds.... racing will resume on tuesday.

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We are sailing.....We are sailing..........Home again, cross the sea........

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It's already been done... do try to keep up man.

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Ah, exactly what I said when Rod Stewart sang it. But who recorded it first? smile

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Sutherland Brothers and Quiver

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Know all! wink grin

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Quiet in here today............I wonder if Westie f@rted in the bath, and sank his little sailboats......... TIDAL WAVE!!!!!! laugh

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The race is today fool!

Probably be sails up around 1.30-2pm

I bet you all can't wait..... it's gonna be a nail biter!!!!!

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I have been to Valencia twice in the last 12 months


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Ok, here we go again.... please don't blow it kiwi's!!!!

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Alinghi: Alinghi: Bowman: Pieter van Nieuwenhuyzen. Pitman: Josh Belsky. Grinders: Mark McTeigue, Matt Welling, Will McCarthy. Trimmers: Simon Daubney, Lorenzo Mazza. Mainsail trimmer: Warwick Fleury, Strategist/traveller: Murray Jones. Runner/pitman: Dean Phipps. Navigator: Juan Vila. Afterguard: Ernesto Bertarelli. Tactician: Brad Butterworth. Helmsman: Ed Baird.

Team New Zealand: Team NZ: Bowman: Stuart Bettany. Grinders: Rob Waddell, Winston McFarlane, Jono MacBeth, Chris McAsey. Trimmers: Chris Salthouse, Grant Loretz, James Dagg. Runner: Tony Rae. Mainsail Trimmer: Dan Cowie. Strategist: Ray Davies. Tactician: Terry Hutchinson. Helmsman/Tactician: Kelvin Harrap, Skipper: Dean Barker

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Racing set to commence at 1am(NZ Time, 2pm BST) approximately, wind conditions allowing.


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Murray Jones used to play for Brentford
I think Rob Waddell is Sid's son
Ray Davies used to be in the Kinks

dont know the rest, sorry

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The story so far:

Alinghi: Alinghi - Race One by 35 seconds, Race Four by 30 seconds, Race Five by 19 seconds, Race Six by 28 seconds

Team New Zealand: Team NZ - Race Two by 28 seconds, Race Three by 25 seconds

Therefore Alighi lead TeamNZ by 4 races to 2 in this first to 5 contest.




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