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Friday, June 01, 2007

America's Cup Sailing Replicates Early Nineties Coin-op Video Games

The final of the Louis Vitton Cup kicks off today with Luna Rossa Challenge (ITA) and the ridiculously named Emirates Team New Zealand going head to head in a 'first to five' victories final.

But once either team has won their five races they don't automatically become the America's Cup Champions. Oh no, winning the final only gives them a shot at the current cup holders Alinghi (SWI), or as I like to think of them 'THE BOSS'.

Remember those old video games where you would get to the final fight or level or whatever only find that there is an unexpected super boss from Switzerland who you have to beat in order to win the game?

Well ok, I made up the Switzerland thing, but you know what I mean. I really wish I was a big sailing fan, the set up for this tournament is awesome and I would be glued to my seat if I was watching I'm sure.

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