America's Cup, Wed, Sept 18
The Cup Races live again today, here are some links which will enhance the experience.
America's Cup races 11 and 12 today wind and crews depending.
If you are outside the U.S., try this for a possible world feed starting just before the race, load early, it may require adjustments or downloaded utility.
If you are in the U.S., quickly try to install TOR for your browser and pretend you are not in the U.S.
You will probably be able to get live technical data feeds at http://www.americascup.com/en/about/ac-liveline.
The graphics were invented by the people who developed the first down line for U.S. football.
Two losses today by Oracle and the Kiwi's will win the Cup.
America's Cup YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/americascup
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/americascup
Twitter handle: @americascup
Live race tweets: @americascupLIVE
The official twits in other languages are:
Find Twitter Feeds
Tune into https://twitter.com/americascupLIVE for the live feed.
To make things more comprehensible here is a brief guide of some terms you may hear.
PRO - Principal Race Officer determines the course.
UMP - Umpire.
USA - United States - ORACLE TEAM USA
NZL - Emirates Team New Zealand
MDSS - Media Data Server System, boat telemetry
TIM - Telemetry Interface Metadata - ?? could be anything related to the data but not generated automatically
WND - Wind guage
OCS - On Course Side - a foul, crossing the start before time
LM - Leeward Mark
WM - Windward Mark
kts - Knots, or 1.15 m.p.h. 1.85 k.p.h.
PDT - Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-7 hours
A message might be sent from PRO to a boat or all boats, for example the start time, or
a penalty notice, or the official race finish time.
The other day we saw "PRO Rave 1 Terminated" which told the boats the ongoing race had been cancelled.
The reason was high winds but the boats didn't need to know a reason.
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