Monday, March 01, 2010

the America’s Cup is NOT about sailing

This from famed photographer Daniel Forster, following his attendance at the 33rd America's Cup:

Some musings, or müeslings as the Swiss would say, from a photographer.

I could send you some helicopter pictures from the second race where I froze my assets off, but instead will send you the following thousand words:

In the spirit of Jon Stewart, here is some fake news:

The 2010 DoG match was the first America’s Cup race started by the radio message: “Gentlemen start your engines”.

Russell Coutts never said:
“Show me another letter from somebody giving us suggestions what boats to use and how to change the event and I will puke”.

When will people realize that the America’s Cup is NOT about sailing?

• Do you want exposure? Run the races during the Super Bowl halftime show!
• Do you want to experience sailing? Go to the Olympic Rolex Regatta, Key West Race Week, or the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
• Do you want to spend sponsors money and get exposure around the world? Join the Volvo Ocean Race or the future 60 foot catamaran round the world race.

Speaking about Russell Coutts:
There is no truth to the rumor that he got fired by Ernesto because he could not prove that Lake Geneva is on an arm of the sea and that he is having nightmares now because he has to prove that San Francisco Bay is on an arm of the sea.

Speaking about Tom Ehman:
There is no truth to the following claim that, after copying and pasting the 1988 NZ challenge papers, Tom Ehman is now copying and pasting the Ten Commandments to create a new Deed of Gift.

Now to the movie:
Mutiny on the Med. With Johnny Depp playing Tom Ehman and “Silence of the Lambs” actor Anthony Hopkins playing Vice-Commodore Fred Meyer.

You might have noticed that there are no women characters in this movie, it would need a Mata Hari to make it a blockbuster, or: Kimberly Skeen-Jones where are you?

In the meantime, here in Rhode Island we take the predictions one step at a time, San Diego today, Newport tomorrow.

Final thought:
What will Russell Coutts do for his retirement? Go back to New Zealand and engineer wings for the flightless Kiwi.

PS...Message for Larry Ellison:
There is no more room on Mount Rushmore and it is not for sale..

Daniel Forster Photography, 57 High Street, Jamestown, RI 02835 USA

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At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spot on!
No women characters because women are not really considered part of the team. The only real team members are greedy, selfish men, looking for their pay day. You can hear the negotiations now "I am worth twice as much now, I won the AC".

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At 4:35 AM, Anonymous US Medical Insurance said...

Alinghi took full advantage of this rule change and hired many of the world's top America's Cup sailors particularly from New Zealand. New Zealanders saw the defection of key members of Team New Zealand to Alinghi as an act of disloyalty to their home country which was understandable next to a background of strong nationwide public support for Team New Zealand which they saw as representing their country rather than just representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.


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