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Old 09-06-2007, 10:01 PM
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Wondering the same. Why are you grilling wcmarine?
Because I seemed to find alot of what he states here to be incorrect...

The videos tell it all....

The same steel bouy he said he had no choice but to go through the rooster of Extreme so that he could pass it on the inside without getting a penalty was false. The video shows him passing it on the outside on more than 1 occasion.
If he insists that he wasn't allowed to pass it on the outside, then perhaps a penalty or a DQ would be in order?
But no, that is not the case because the bouy was never part of the course. He knew that. If he didn't know it on Friday, he certainly knew by Sunday's race.
My theory is he saw that Outerlimits had passed them and that they no longer were going to try to pass the Extreme on the outside and dove in between the OL and Extreme.
My thought would be they could have kept up more momentum going to the outside of the bouy because it would have taken less of an adjustment in the wheel to avoid it. Instead they had to crank it hard to not only get around the bouy but the Extreme boat too!
He states they were running 100 mph through the corner.
If so, why would it take 32 seconds to get from pin to pin ?
Are those corners more than 3/4 of mile wide ?

I do give them an A+ for sportmanship on the podium though!
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Aside from all that, there are some new Cowes pics posted here.

http://www.proprider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=254
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Sorry,

I am not buying it that you were not able to see the OL or it's white wash in the turn. Take another look at the video you referred us to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYAfuys5we8


Stop at 21 seconds into the video. You have no rooster tail to your starboard and have clear view of 2 other white washes and wakes to your starboard.

100 mph through the turn for 23 seconds ??? Just how wide were those turns that it took you that long to get through it at 100 mph ???

Now that I reviewed the buoy you refer to,(25 seconds into the video) why was it that you could not pass that to starboard ? Perhaps you may have gotten a penalty ?
A penalty is easier to take than driving into the side of a competitor's boat...
gotta say....looked pretty careless to me mate....faasst fountain though....
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Maybe you guys can nominate each other as race course deputies.
I don't understand your problem with the choice the Fountain made. He carried more speed through the turn and did not have the luxury and slow mo multiple angle review. I wonder if WC will ever respond to this thread again.
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