Top Shelf: flying boats, and a death race for the America’s Cup


The Verge’s David Pierce and Casey Newton get a behind-the-scenes look at the people and technology behind America’s Cup.

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    • GullmanRollger666
    • November 13, 2013
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    More complex than F1? Girl please…

    • McClain S
    • November 13, 2013
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    WASPiest Top Shelf ever.

    • Iordanis
    • November 13, 2013
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    its not really flying. The lift force used for this boat to not touch the
    surface by at least 90% is from the water.

    • Jim Dykes
    • November 13, 2013
    Reply

    I believe I can fly! an amazing story of Oracle Team USA Sailboat Racing…

    • Thembekile Shato
    • November 13, 2013
    Reply

    RX100 M2?

    • Ken Lee
    • November 13, 2013
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    Safety, please, the next time you want to ask about it, go skiing!

    • Richard Baguley
    • November 13, 2013
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    This video, whilst excellent, is NOT about sailing! It’s the Americas Cup
    and that isn’t sailing as the rest of us know it.

    • thenickman26
    • November 13, 2013
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    Boring.

    • AkbarProductions
    • November 13, 2013
    Reply

    TEAN USA, they all are not.

    • Zain Fiaz
    • November 13, 2013
    Reply

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    • Rust347
    • November 13, 2013
    Reply

    Team USA? I don’t think so

    • Steven Yang
    • November 13, 2013
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    These guys are thinking about hydrofoils the wrong way. They need to get to
    higher wind to fly. If they really wanted to go fast, they need to think
    about using hydrofoils to keep the boat down.

    • never4getthis
    • November 13, 2013
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    This was a brilliant video. I knew NOTHING about sailing before watching
    this and now I’m up do date in 24 minutes. Beautifully structured video btw.

    • Jason Wilkins
    • November 13, 2013
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    Only thing I didn’t like about this was the part where deaths due to the
    race were compared to pedestrian deaths. That is about the most dishonest
    and awful way to talk about somebody who died doing your completely
    optional and for entertainment boat race for billionaires and I simply
    don’t understand how somebody with her job doesn’t understand how cold
    hearted that sounds.

    • Stuart Falconer
    • November 13, 2013
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    Team NZ ftw!

    • Daniel Weeks
    • November 13, 2013
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    That face at 23:03 haha

    • Andrew Kalinin
    • November 13, 2013
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    way better than Engadget

    • spaminbox
    • November 13, 2013
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    but … but is it dangerous? given the charlie rose interview with ellison,
    it sure seems he’s peddling calamity rather than compelling racing. this
    episode of top shelf certainly reinforces the idea. but seriously, more
    complex than formula one? sure, the engineering challenges are as complex,
    but not the machinery. she lost credibility with that statement. this was
    more an Oracle TeamUSA / NBC / Americas Cup infomercial than reporting. you
    were co-opted. sorry, but it’s true.

    • Tanuj Chokshi
    • November 13, 2013
    Reply

    This was pretty boring

    • RustySeatbelt
    • November 13, 2013
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    Definitely The Verge. All that Casey hears at 17:10 is: TeChnOlOgY,
    TeChnOlOgY, TeChnOlOgY.

    • Francois Roy
    • November 13, 2013
    Reply

    Is this Discovery Channel or The Verge?

    • MrAndroidFanatic1
    • November 13, 2013
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    The boats running java right?

    • Fereli Yanez
    • November 13, 2013
    Reply

    some one please make that a gif

    • Hjalmar Jonsson
    • November 13, 2013
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    Hi there! just joined this comunity and thought you might enjoy this video!
    truly amazing sailing!

    • Sam McDonald
    • November 13, 2013
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    Flying boats!! 😀

    #americascup
    #oracleteamusa

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