Olympic Races

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by RalphPerreca, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. RalphPerreca

    RalphPerreca New Member

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    Hi everyone

    Has anyone caught the olympic coverage for sailboat racing? only saw two quick spots on the laser class. Does anyone know if the ILCA or someone else will be releasing a DVD or video with all the races? The closeups on TV are good and I have a feeling I could learn alot if I could see all the races .

    Ralph
     
  2. ralfeez

    ralfeez New Member

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    I second that Ralph. I would definitely buy a tape or dvd of the laser racing in the olympics. I video-taped everything that was shown on the stations that I have access to, but it just isn't enough. If anyone is out there reading this that has some pull in these matters, I would be the first to buy a copy.
     
  3. laser dude

    laser dude New Member

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    Yes, I agree. However I am disapointed in the coverage by ussailing.org. I can't think of a better way to thank the patrons by posting pictures and a little video here and there. Opps, I hope I didn't go overboad there. But to the average member - the bulk of the patrons. I don't see much value in paying the dues, except to help the elite few.
     
  4. yachtie2k4

    yachtie2k4 New Member

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    Any one in australia who can get SBS can view sailing on thursday night at 11pm for 1/2 hr, apart from that i have seen all of 2 seconds on the tv, & in the paper's that i have brought, there was only a tiny article. i know we are doin shit in all the classes except for the tornado where we are starting to pick up, we are now coming 7th.
     
  5. Alloy

    Alloy New Member

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    :D Aussie Aussie Aussie OI OI OI :D :cool:
     
  6. Siege

    Siege New Member

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    I second the call of Aussie Aussie Aussie OI OI OI.

    Siege
     
  7. yachtie2k4

    yachtie2k4 New Member

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    NO, Mitch Booth, the ex ozzy (in other words a traitor) is beating Bundy & Forbes, the gap between 1st placed yankee's & 7th placed ozzies is 10 points, yanks on 20, ozzies on 30. lets hope that Bundy & Forbes can get their s*** together for the next races & win the olympic gold!
    OZZY OZZY OZZY, OI OI OI, OZZY OZZY OZZY OI OI OI, OZZY OI, OZZY OI, OZZY OZZY OZZY, OI OI OI,
     
  8. ben661

    ben661 New Member

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    I managed to watch the whole of the last laser race but what was surprising is that there was not much to be learned from the sailors. They were all doing bad habits like dropping their extensions on tacks and things like that (except Scheidt)
     
  9. Alloy

    Alloy New Member

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    omg really the pressure must have gotten to them. dam :(
     
  10. yachtie2k4

    yachtie2k4 New Member

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    Mmm, in the tornado's, our ozzy team have moved to 3rd spot over all (37 pnts), 11 points behind the austrian's (26 pnts), with the 3rd spot yankees 4 pnts in front of the ozzyies, the ex ozzies, Mitch Booth is 4th on countback (37 points). with like 3 more races, we need to beat the austrians.
    OZZY OZZY OZZY, OI OI OI, OZZY OZZY OZZY OI OI OI, OZZY OI, OZZY OI, OZZY OZZY OZZY, OI OI OI,
     
  11. MDsailor170758

    MDsailor170758 New Member

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    Does anyone know what channels have sailing coverage on them at all?

    Bravo apparently covers Olympic sailing for like 15 minutes at 1am, but that's a premium channel I don't have...

    I was wondering if DirectTV (or some other satelite) was able to carry any of the Australian or New Zealand channels? Do you locals get sailing coverage, even?

    It seems to only be basketball, football, hockey, and baseball in the states...

    And the America's cup every 4 years...

    Once in a while OLN (outdoor life network) shows a 30 minute clip.

    Any suggestions? I'd love to find some dinghy coverage.

    I checked some of the AUS and NZL news channels on the internet, but even those didn't have anything on sailing. I thought it was their national sport?

    IDEAS?
     
  12. Murphs

    Murphs New Member

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    hahaha, sailing on tv in Australia?

    all we see is swimming and athletics, diving and both forms of volleyball
     
  13. keiran searle AUS

    keiran searle AUS New Member

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    stupuid sbs (aus gov station) they said sailing @ 11:00 pm so i stayed up 2 watch it & it was cancelled out because hocky whent 2 long go ausies go :)
     
  14. Tom

    Tom New Member

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    yeh im outraged at the tv station for not showing the sailing last night that they said they were going to show "live" im going to e mail them i believe that this is false advertising is this true? IM REALLY REALLY P'ED OFF
     
  15. yachtie2k4

    yachtie2k4 New Member

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    man, i am more than p'ed off
     
  16. yachtie2k4

    yachtie2k4 New Member

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    i dont think it could be classed as false advertising because on their website, they say that the program can change without warning
     
  17. Tom

    Tom New Member

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    Im like super UBER p'ed off i havent seen any sailing coverage on the tv yet the australia team was the top 3 (was told this by a friend) sport to earn medals for australia in the 2000 olympics. They show every other sport under the sun but no sailing ARHHHHH!(*#!&#*&
     
  18. yachtie2k4

    yachtie2k4 New Member

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    mm, well, we definately aint winnin many medals in sailing. i have seen 2 seconds at the most. it f'ing sucks
     
  19. Murphs

    Murphs New Member

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    they even show bloody european handball and we dont even have a team in that.......quite crap
     
  20. MDsailor170758

    MDsailor170758 New Member

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    So they NEVER have sailing on Australian TV?
    How bout in NZL?

    Guess we all have to wait for the America's Cup... (and big boats aren't nearly as interesting)

    I'd love to see some Aussie-18 skiff racing, guess I need to buy a DVD...

    later
    :(
     

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