Sunday, November 08, 2009

BMW Oracle to resume BOR 90 testing next week

[Source: BMW Oracle] The BMW ORACLE Racing team in San Diego is bringing its full resources to bear on the effort to be ready to resume testing on the BOR 90 next week.

The shore crew and boatbuilding team have been working tirelessly to have the new rig platform ready - on schedule - for installation next week, which will allow the team to start a new phase of testing.

“Our crew has basically worked non-stop since we got here (from Anacortes) just under a month ago,” said construction team manager Tim Smyth (NZL).

“We said we'd be ready by next week and we've worked the days and hours required to hit that deadline. It’s been a long stretch but the guys are pretty motivated and enthusiastic because it's such a cool project. We're on the final strokes now.”

For its part, the sailing team is keen to get back on the water. Sailing coach Glenn Ashby (AUS) has been putting his charges through some small boat multihull sailing this week, and many of the sailors have been drafted into the maintenance programme, but the entire team is eager to get back to full-scale testing.

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9 Comments:

At 4:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wastes of time. Alinghi will win, in RAK, Valencia or Australias.
Alinghi Alinghi Alinghi

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger Ramon said...

@4:06 Your right!

 
At 7:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:06 PM - don't you think SNG has got to get themselves out of court 1st. They keep breaking the Deeds laws before there is even a race which is typical SNG/Alinghi stacking the deck before they hit the water ie CNEV, worse text in AC history & the list goes on & on.

Btw the win it on the water line SNG uses is BS as The Cup can't be won in court. GGYC knows it & so does any AC informed person.

 
At 7:06 PM, Anonymous Stingray said...

Glad they fixed it, now they can break the next mast or whatever, and start repairing again. Maybe less lawyers and better engineers would be an idea ???????

 
At 9:12 PM, Anonymous JamieF said...

Hi Stingray,

Well, Alighi has broken masts before. If I get you right they also should have "less lawyers and better engineers" then...

 
At 9:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 4:06 PM anon

There have been countless "predictions" regarding AC on this website before, some of them were pretty naive, but most of them turned out to be wrong in the end. Why don't we simply wait and see until these boats actually race against each other.

 
At 2:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree withs all of you. I Alinghi fan, but I agree Alinghi should stops going to court and win on the water.
I still say Alinghi will win anywheres.
Alinghi Alinghi Alinghi

 
At 2:23 AM, Blogger WetHog said...

The BMWO wing has been revealed. Now we know what BMWO will be testing this coming week. Pictures of this "190 foot high" wing are on the BMWOracing website. Impressive.

 
At 3:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

08.11.2009 CET BOR releases to the public, 1st views of their wing measuring "190 ft (57 m) above the deck, it is 80 percent bigger than a wing on a 747 airplane (102 ft / 31 m)."

 

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