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  1. Hemi

    Team NYYC

    Seems to me there is no significant gap between (any of teams') leeches, just a big offset between them due to leeward surface having significantly more camber than the windward. Pretty amazing how much volume these soft wing setups have. Got to be way more powerful and efficient than a regular single surface. Also, flow attachment must be hugely helped by the D section mast. I seem to recall learning from someone involved in the wings that it was the very front part of the wing that was critical for attaching and keeping flow attached..
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I really hope the spar is intact. Otherwise that's gonna be a real setback : (
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Or a few clews as to which battens snapped and which didn't, that's all I think.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    What a waste of a thread. Most people come here for the boats and now we have to scroll through pages of this rubbish. Take it to DMs, dicks. Can the admin delete all these junk posts?
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    Recycled AC50

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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Curious to know if helmsman was to leeward during gybe and if so, what does he do in this situation, as he's under the deck sweeping main which sounds a little freaky, especially as they did a big ease as they went over. Does he swim forward to the mast or swim back under the main?
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    Youth America's Cup

    I'd love to know more about this concept - like why does it need the centreboard? And is it ballasted? Can the boat capsize / be righted? Also, only 20 knots?? Etc.??? And with my critical design hat on, I'm bummed this wasn't more thoughtfully launched. The presentation of this Youth AC boat concept is pretty poor; The branding is terrible, renders look like low res. CAD screen shots, lack of information on the actual workings of the concept, etc. I prefer the AC over SailGP any day of the week and the minute I saw the headline I wanted to be blown away. Instead I feel a little embarrassed and like Russell and co. will be laughing at how juvenile this announcement is : (
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Best shot yet of Luna Rossa sailing, from their Instagram..
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    Team NYYC

    Top of main doesn't look so great in the second half of the video, no?
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Fascinating boat. The one thing I really don't get is the rudder skeg. Reminds me of my old Farr IOR. Everything else looks fast except for that skeg..?
  11. Hemi

    Team NYYC

    Edited NYYC video to show just sailing. Download for better quality: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qfcz7gplc1b9jf2/NYYC.mov?dl=0 PS Having earlier labelled the NYYC boat ugly, suddenly seeing it sailing, she's getting prettier by the minute. PPS Interesting to see a sharp chine running all the way forward, like a giant windsurfer.
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    Team NYYC

    After the first sailing shot of NYYC's AC75, I thought the boat was beautiful, but then from every other angle it really is pretty ugly. Still, if she's fast then she's pretty I guess. But she's still ugly, especially those foils..
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Luna Rossa Instagram story showing very briefly their foiling test boat..