I wish the seemingly NZ branded and owned term "chokers" would stop being used!
Agreed, I hate it.
It's not just a NZ term. Just ask any Aussie who followed Greg Norman in the 90s.
The way I see it, we're still in with a real chance. We have the favoured Port entry for both races tomorrow (according to TVNZ), and whoever gets that generally has a better chance of winning the start. And whoever wins the start seems to have a better chance of dominating and pulling away.
I think the real risk is not beating Oracle on pure "on water" wins, but beating them with overall points. We need to beat them with as little avenue for legal recourse as possible. These AC72s have really made this racing exciting to watch. It would be a shame for all this good work to be undone by a protracted legal battle afterwards.
Port entry, tks for that, I didnt know there were rules on that for the start. Surely if we have that, we would take out one race. Id love to see a very strong win for us, just to show that the start is king, and we arent choking or behind in the tech/sailing skills.