Sunday, October 10, 2010

The binary blog

The RC 44 World Championship Islas Canarias Puerto Calero Cup begins tomorrow with the match racing portion of the regatta up first. The conditions are forecast to be windy and wet, as a cold front brings squally weather in the morning.

“Somehow, the weather gods got word that a regatta is to happen and will arrange for a somewhat unusual week of conditions,” Bedford said. “Winds are expected to become somewhat fickle and changeable this week as a series of weather systems moves across the central Atlantic and toward southwestern Europe, disturbing the normally reliable trade winds that blow across Lanzarote.”

The first warning signal tomorrow is scheduled for 1130 local. Team crew lists for the RC 44 World Championship Islas Canarias Puerto Calero Cup.

BMW Oracle Racing: Russell Coutts, Juan Jose Calero, Dirk de Ridder, Ryan Godfrey, Ross Halcrow, Colin Orsini, Revelin Minihane and Chris Schirmer.

17: Jimmy Spithill, Skip Baxter, Jonas Hviid-Nielsen, Kyle Langford, Joey Newton, Bryce Ruthenberg, Piet van Nieuwenhuyzen and Matt von Bibra.

In honor of today’s binary date, a “dockside mystic” presented his top 10 reasons why BMW ORACLE Racing could win the RC 44 World Championship:

No. 10: Two boats entered.
No. 9: Heads-up navigation.
No. 8: A grey mare not ready for the glue farm.
No. 7: Exalogic.
No. 6: Two hulls? Not this week.
No. 5: The weatherman digs the moon.
No. 4: 1851 – A long, long time ago.
No. 3: Local guest helmsman.
No. 2: Cloud computing.
No. 1: The team CEO founded the class.