THOUGHTS WHILE WATCHING OLYMPIC SAILING FOR THE FIRST TIME

I thought I was getting it. But I wasn't
  1. Why are they all just milling about?
  2. A horn just sounded but it doesn't look like anyone is making moves....
  3. Ohhh that horn meant that they have three minutes until the race starts
  4. Thanks, superimposed starting line on the TV screen
  5. Why are there no announcers for this?! Announcers would be so helpful
  6. Okay they're all lining up. The race is going to start
  7. And they're... Off?
  8. No one is going in the same direction. This makes no sense
  9. (After some googling)
  10. Okay. Okay so they have to go around buoys.
  11. But you would think that they'd be going in the relatively same direction....
  12. Ahhhh they have to zig zag. Maybe some are zigging more than others because that's their strategy.
  13. WHY ARE THERE NO COMMENTATORS
  14. The boat with the 1 is behind the boats with the 2 and 3? That doesn't seem right
  15. What is the scoring system?
  16. Are the other boats stressed out that they aren't in front? Do they have time to make it up?
  17. OH WOW THEY ALMOST COLLIDED
  18. But they didn't.
  19. This race is so long
  20. I assumed sailing was fast
  21. Definitely could not just hang off of a boat like that and duck under things. That seems really difficult
  22. It's really hard to root for a team without knowing their backstory
  23. I bet some people are on the edges of their seats right now, though
  24. Go Denmark? New Zealand?
  25. At one point I saw a USA flag but I haven't seen it in like 20 minutes
  26. Wow, why am I still watching?
  27. This is oddly mesmerizing
  28. DENMARK YOU WERE IN FIRST WHY DID YOU GO WAY OFF COURSE LIKE THAT?
  29. Was that on purpose? Is that some sort of strategy? Or did the wind just push you way out?
  30. Okay there's the finish line
  31. But wait, some boats are already past it. Does that mean the race is done? Or do they need to go around more buoys?
  32. Also how do they know when they've reached the finish line?
  33. Those flag marker boats are not very big
  34. This is impressive but confusing. Am I bored or entranced I can't tell
  35. Go sailing? I think it's over?
  36. Again, commentators would be nice
  37. Oh okay New Zealand won. They look underwhelmed
  38. Wait, is this just a qualified race?!
  39. I can't do this again.