Monday, September 09, 2013

Buff reports on AC races 1 - 4!

G'day all! Buff Staysail here! Buff by name and Buff by nature!

Well hello everyone from San Francisco where your's truly has come to see the AMAZING racing at the America's Cup and report for Queensland Community TV (and JP of course).

I've been sussing out the scenery and got to be honest haven't managed to find anything looking like that amphitheater we saw in Turkey, but, hey, it's only day three! I'll find it!

Alas the budget wasn't that great and accommodation is in short supply but luckily I remembered I had a mate out here so am crashing at O'Dock - its what he would have wanted (I think - haven't actually seen him to be honest. Hope he's ok!).

Due to jet lag etc slept in Saturday and Sunday mornings so missed the actual racing but caught the tail end of the interview with Butterworth.

Loved the line about putting "the cuckoo back in the clock"!!

I decided that phrase was too good to waste so was determined to try it out, but alas don't think it translates well into American as the girl in this bar didn't seem to understand and got a bit shirty.

Oh well, at least today I'm up and ready for action. Time to head down to the quayside to see day 3 of the racing!!

This is Buff Staysail, his cuckoo back in his clock, over and out!


Noodle said...

Isn't it just amazing how often they need to tell us how amazing it all is? Usually a chef would tell you what's in the dish, but he'd never tell you how great it tastes. Looking forward to your report from race five, where a complete beginners mistake gave the race away... World class racers, huh!

JP said...

Buff was up and running with his commentary for Race 5 but you will not be surprised to learn there was a [technical] hitch.

Transcript to come when get time....

But yup, Oracle's calls on the upwind leg were "surprising" shall we put it. Their starts have been good though.

I'm looking forward to the day when the America's Cup will be New Zealand sailors against mostly Australians and Brits