America's Cup Newport RI

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America's Cup Newport RI

Postby Craig » Mon May 28, 2012 8:20 pm

Is anyone planning to head to Newport for the America's Cup trials.
We are hoping to get there on our Freedom 40/40 ReJoyce.
Just had our first sail yesterday, and it was even better than I remember.
Post here if you think you might go- perhaps a rendezvous.
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Re: America's Cup Newport RI

Postby yarrow » Wed May 30, 2012 9:48 am

yes I will be their, not sure if my F25 will be in the water by then.
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Re: America's Cup Newport RI

Postby Meltemi » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:07 pm

I'll be there. I'm in Newport anyway.

I've been following the AC and, ironically, probably the best place to view the races will be from shore at Ft Adams. The cats are so fast, the races so short (20 minutes) and there will be no visable rounding marks. The course course and any course changes will be transmitted to the boats digitally. With no rounding marks if you are on the water you won't have any idea where the boats are going when they blast around at 20+ knots. The course will be shown electronicly on the big screen TV on shore at Ft Adams - like the yellow line of scrimmage line on TV for football.

Kinda weird if you ask me.
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Re: America's Cup Newport RI

Postby moosemcclintock » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:48 am

The marks are plenty visible, they're boats with flags up, no big difference there. What you can't see are the boundaries of the edges of the course but that will be sectioned off by support boats anyhow. If you want to watch from the water you would have to fan around the course they have set, minding the keep off boats as being as close as you can get, I think positioning yourself at the leeward gates would give you the best opportuity to see a lot of the action.
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Re: America's Cup Newport RI

Postby Craig » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:39 am

I am thinking of anchoring at Dutch harbor, walking across and grabbing the ferry so I can beat the crowds.
Anyone else have ideas?
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Re: America's Cup Newport RI

Postby unfetteredalexandria » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:37 pm

My wife and I will be driving up and we'll be staying in town at a the Sarah Kendall House B&B near Storer Park on Wed and Thu June 26 and 27. Might be fun to meet some of you folks in person! Send me a private message if you'd like to meet up.
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