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Forum Name: Olympic Sailing
Forum Discription: The top end racing in our sport
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Topic: 49er racing
Posted By: Skiffman
Subject: 49er racing
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 6:34am
Is anyone watching it this morning, I can not find it on BBC interactive but some one from bbc i just rang said you could watch it if you had sky on the BBC interactive. Getting really frustrated when the timetable says that its on from 6 till 10 am this morning.



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Posted By: allanorton
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:09am
its on now, gbr 4th in first race, now leading the second after a very average start.

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Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:15am
lost their lead to the Austrians. Almost twin wiring..

That tide looks vicious.


Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:27am
Was the Olympic village just described as "a bit sh***"?


Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:31am
AAAARGH. Bloody director. Cutting away from the line shot a second before two boats cross together is NOT COOL.

(I realise this isn't the BBC's fault)


Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:34am
And is Shirely Robertson going to eventually snap? I'm sure there's only so many references to "your former team mates" she can take...


Posted By: laser4000
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:37am
What about the rule observance in the 9er's - there looks to me like there's been a couple of collisions at the 1st windard mark in race 2 (usa & ukr) then on the 2nd round about 10th or later a gybe setting boat totally got in the way of a boat on portlayline..




Posted By: laser4000
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:38am
yeah I thought that about the tide as well, just watching the angles, speeds pre-start...


Posted By: simsy
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:38am
Its been online since 6 but the quality is a bit naff.


Posted By: laser4000
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:39am
Richard Simmonds the new motty??

completely missed the australians going round the other buoy in race 2, and yet we could all see it clearly...then seemed to be surprised when they turned up.


Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:39am

I need Sky! Only have Freeview at the moment so can't get the sailing coverage half the time!



Posted By: qimgdao
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:40am
driving me mad  where can i watch the sailing if i have not got sky


Posted By: simsy
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:47am
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/live_action/default.stm?
lmpid=b00cpfhv&sid=7534974
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/ olympics/l
ive_action/default.stm?lmpid=b00cpfhv&sid=7534974


Posted By: Stefan Lloyd
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:48am
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/live_action/default.stm?lmpid=b00cq14b&sid=7534977 - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/live_action/default .stm?lmpid=b00cq14b&sid=7534977


Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:51am

Stefan - many thanks for that. I hadn't seen the BBC text feed.

Also see http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/?article=142849 - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/?article=142849



Posted By: qimgdao
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:52am

i love you both

any idea why they have not got gps on there boats to watch online like they did in the youth champs 2 weeks ago.that seemed to work very well and was a good way to track the boats

Shirley very natural presenter (go girl)



Posted By: laser4000
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 7:57am
Originally posted by qimgdao

i love you both

any idea why they have not got gps on there boats to watch online like they did in the youth champs 2 weeks ago.that seemed to work very well and was a good way to track the boats

Shirley very natural presenter (go girl)



they're running 'gain lines' like they had in the AC but I suppose that is being done from the pictures rather than GPS tracking. I guess with the cameras on the back then you don't want to add any more weight on the boats..


Posted By: laser4000
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 8:09am
looking pretty naff now..

I wonder how many recalls...


Posted By: Contender 541
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 8:27am

Two or three attempts at that last start - stopped the sequence for wind each time



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Posted By: Contender 541
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 8:32am
GBR 6th ish at the first downwind mark - would put them 1st overall

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Posted By: Contender 541
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 8:36am
SWE just pulled back 15 - 20 seconds on ITA.  GBR went the same side of the course as SWE - so fingers crossed

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Posted By: Contender 541
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 8:37am
Mark 3 and GBR in 5th

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Posted By: Contender 541
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 8:43am

ITA

SWE

JPN

FRA / GBR for 4th and 5th

POL

AUS

 



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Posted By: Contender 541
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 8:48am

GBR got 5th - just missed out

GBR 1st overall on 13pts



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When you find a big kettle of crazy it's probably best not to stir it - Pointy Haired Boss

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Posted By: k_kirk
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 11:26am
You are all so lucky. I am based in Japan now and all I can see on the telly here are the sports that the Japanese team participate in and public seems interested. Got a lifetime appreciation of Judo, Lacrosse and air-rifle shooting. Can I have my sailing coverage now please??? Enjoy whatever you have! 

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Posted By: Stefan Lloyd
Date Posted: 10 Aug 08 at 11:47am

There seem to be a number of broadcasters with websites showing the same live coverage but with their own commentaries. SA (dinghy forum) has a thread with  links with a number of them. The BBC coverage most of us are watching appears to be available only to UK IP addresses but maybe if you look around you can find something available in Japan.

I haven't even tried to find sailing coverage on the TV.



Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 11 Aug 08 at 4:39pm
Well ben ans stevie nad a shocker today, and a snapped mainsheet?!? and tar? how does that happen?, would have thought they would have re-roped the boat every day, oh well s**t happens i guess, good luck on wednesday boys!

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Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 11 Aug 08 at 5:59pm
Originally posted by Phil eltringham

Well ben ans stevie nad a shocker today, and a snapped mainsheet?!? and tar? how does that happen?, would have thought they would have re-roped the boat every day, oh well s**t happens i guess, good luck on wednesday boys!


They reckon it chafed on the camera mount


Posted By: Guest
Date Posted: 11 Aug 08 at 8:57pm

Originally posted by alstorer

Originally posted by Phil eltringham

Well ben ans stevie nad a shocker today, and a snapped mainsheet?!? and tar? how does that happen?, would have thought they would have re-roped the boat every day, oh well s**t happens i guess, good luck on wednesday boys!


They reckon it chafed on the camera mount

I reckon you have read Andy Rice's report



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Posted By: Stefan Lloyd
Date Posted: 12 Aug 08 at 8:50am

Originally posted by Guest#260

I reckon you have read Andy Rice's report

Where?



Posted By: Chew my RS
Date Posted: 12 Aug 08 at 8:52am
sailjuice - excellent site

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Posted By: Stefan Lloyd
Date Posted: 12 Aug 08 at 9:15am
Where as in a link please! Andy Rice seems to have multiple sites.


Posted By: Stefan Lloyd
Date Posted: 12 Aug 08 at 9:35am
Thanks.


Posted By: Guest
Date Posted: 12 Aug 08 at 10:04am

Quote from his report ...

"In the first race the mainsheet bridle snapped after they realised it had been slowly chafing on the camera mount that sits on the rudder gantry of their boat."

 



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Posted By: timeintheboat
Date Posted: 12 Aug 08 at 10:26am
Not all the boats have cameras. How do they get allocated? How heavy are they - they are certainly noticeable? Is this a possible redress?

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Posted By: Graeme
Date Posted: 12 Aug 08 at 10:35am

Shouldn't happen at that level of competition, a risk not identifed and eliminated.




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