Olympic coverage/Rio 2016

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  1. LaserBill

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    I have been looking forward to watching the coverage of the Laser sailing in the Olympics. It was supposed to start today but the NBC online feed is not working. Does anyone know how to see the coverage, or when the day's summary will be on broadcast TV?
     
  2. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    Once I turned on the live stream, I saw a bit of RSX (men) sailing.
    Waiting for the Radials but it looks like another RSX race will come first.
    There seems to be plenty of wind
    Olympic sailing Day 3: Men's RS:X, women's Laser Radial

    I think (!) that one can watch 30 min for free; then one has to sign into your program provider to see if your subscription 'qualifies'.
    Not sure about this; somebody please confirm
     
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    Thanks. I keep getting a message that says:"This video is not available due to location restrictions or authorization failures." I have no idea what that means since I can get streaming Olympic coverage for other sports, just not the sailing. Anyone know what is going on?
     
  4. Wavedancer

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    1:45 PM on the East Coast
    Laser Radial race #2 is about to start, although one never knows...
    Annalise Murphy won the first one; Evi van Acker was 2nd
    Page R finished 15
     
  5. Wavedancer

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    Race 2
    Murphy was patient and won the boat end. She is looking good going upwind
    Xu went the other way
    System (?) conked out and I missed the windward mark rounding.
    After the downwind leg, Scheidt first through the gate, Xu second, Railey fourth
     
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  6. Wavedancer

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    Upwind again (3rd leg): Xu and Scheidt are battling it out;
    First cross: Xu ahead, but second cross Scheidt; it's close
    Scheidt first around the windward mark, Xu second and Railey (who came in on port tack and had to duck) third. All within one boat length of one another. Xu tends to be really fast down wind...
     
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  7. Wavedancer

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    Fourth leg:
    Notwithstanding what I wrote, Scheidt continues to lead and Croatia has joined the battle up front.
    Through the gate and going home (a short reach) Scheidt, Railey, Mihelic (Croatia), Xu, Bouwmeester.

    PS: Gintare Scheidt is sailing under the Lithuanian flag.
     
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  8. LaLi

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    This 2D tracker is pretty cool (when you've first updated your Java, and finally catch the signal after a number of tries): Online Race Viewer
    Some info here, too: Live Blog
    The results show up much faster on the Rio site than the WS site: Sailing

    Also tried to watch TV footage provided by our national broadcasting corporation, but the feed kept stopping every few minutes. Hope it was just some bug they can fix for the rest of the games.

    Just like predicted, it looks like it's going to be a wild week of ups and downs.
     
  9. Wavedancer

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    Even though Xu was fourth across the finish line (second race), it looks like she was disqualified.
    And did Gintare Scheidt get dq'd in the first Radial race?

    What happened?
     
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  10. Wavedancer

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    Xu did her turns but too close to the 'action'. That must hurt!

    From the ISAF website:

    Protest No. 2
    Event:
    Race:
    Protestor:
    USA
    Protestee: CHN
    Protest details:
    Description:

    Facts found:
    1.CHN and USA were close-hauled on starboard tack about 3 boat lengths from the windward mark. CHN's track was ahead and to leeward of USA's track 2. CHN tacked to port onto a collision course with USA. USA immediately bore away and passed astern of CHN. 3 USA hailed "Protest" immediately, and again 5 seconds later, and again 4 seconds later as CHN passed the mark. 3.CHN heard the second hail of protest when she was on starboard tack approaching the mark. She rounded the mark and began her two-turns penalty, 10 seconds after she first heard the hail of protest. 4. There were no boats to windward of CHN as she approached the mark on starboard tack.
    Conclusion:
    1. CHN on port failed to keep clear of USA on starboard and broke RRS 10. 2. CHN did not get well clear of other boats as soon after the incident as possible, Therefore, her penalty turns did not exonerate her for her breach of RRS 10.
    Rule(s) applicable:
    Decision:
    CHN DSQ in race 2
    Short decision:
    CHN DSQ in race 2
    Jury:
     
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  11. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    Xu is an extremely aggressive sailor.
     
  12. LaLi

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    The WS Twitter said she got U-flagged.

    Sounds like she did her turns too late. Ten seconds is too much (if there's space around you)!
    Aren't they all, at this event?
     
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    Tina Mihelić got disqualified, too, in the first race for a totally useless windward/leeward contact with Philipine van Aanholt.

    Protests
     
  14. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    From what I remember in 2012, she's particularly adept at messing with other sailors' heads.

    edit - Though it appears she got the better of herself in yesterday's race. That sometimes happens.
     
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  15. LaLi

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    Ok. I don't doubt it, but would you remember a specific example of this?
     
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    After the second day of racing and four races, Xu has a five-point lead... and requests the reopening of yesterday's protest.
     
  18. jaas75

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    but wait i thought she always was too many points behind to make a comeback!!
     
  19. LaLi

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    She gets to throw out her DSQ now (which she wants to get overturned anyway).
    Laser Radial Women

    On the Standard side, Julio Alsogaray is somewhat of a surprise leader:
    Laser Men
     
  20. jaas75

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    wow, where can i watch race 3 and 4?? nbc is just streaming rsx and fin races today:mad::mad::mad:
     

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