atwinda

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  1. atwinda

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    pretty hard to add sail cloth back to a molded main, so they marked out where they thought it should go and verified it before fitting the window and cutting it out back at the loft/base.
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    INEOS Team GB

    I'm not sure those are new design approaches for blubs- if you do an image search for "IACC keel" you'll get a ton of examples- but basically keel bulbs have been shaped with aft chines and flat trailing edges for quite a while. I don't know who did it first, but it appears commonplace among the IACC, TP52, IMOCA 60, VO65 fleets.
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    INEOS Team GB

    I'm going to suggest the simplest option- It's two tracks that allow in/out adjustment side to side. they still have to tack the jib onto the new sheet lead through the opposite car. And besides, isn't the mast step somewhere in the middle there. in the video showing their b1 mock up, you could see their floating lead arrangement- so they must have decided that a in/out car was a superior option than a full floating lead.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Interesting... Wasn't it also LLPI who wanted the lower wind limits? Would those two courses be considered higher breeze compared to the others?
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    My intention was not to suggest these loops would in any way be associated with the testing of the FCS. Again, that will have all taken place ahead of splashing the boat. The box of loops is more likely for attaching a load cell to another system on the boat.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I doubt they are load testing the foil arms in the water. That likely happened in the shed or before shipment to AKL. Otherwise, we would have seen them wheel it out as AM did.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Loops as in spectra soft attachment loops. They probably have specific ones they use for load/cell testing so that if they are compromised, they aren't used elsewhere.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Does this seem like a desperate move to anyone else? Boat 1 was so far off the pace, that you look at the other boats and go "well ya know what, we think we nailed the top sides, but the others have a skeg.. let's go all-in on that and cross our fingers". Again, I feel bad for the boat builders who had to diligently work all those man-hours to carefully make a pile of dog shit.
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    INEOS Team GB

    The Taniwha must have told them to keep that garbage out of the water.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Was that short video seriously it? I see from the web cam they are splashing it... why didn't they live stream that would be WAY more interesting... useless team.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Is that "red tarp" an old ETNZ IACC or TP52 spinnaker?
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    Team NYYC

    Out of curiosity, at what point did NYYC and (at the time) BAR challenge compared to the release of the class rule? Serious question, cause I didn't keep track of that. Would it be fair to say at whatever point that was, they knew that ETNZ and LR had been developing the rule and would have a head start? If the challengers knowingly continued to enter their challenges without the rule in hand, and that ETNZ and LR would potentially benefit from developing the rule without consulting them, why are we doing this song and dance? They have obviously accepted it and moved on - so should the collective we.
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    What features will the winning boat have?

    This is a really great comparison- same builder, same nationality (you know some do-nothing-brown-nosing-pomie-cunt on the respective planning teams proposed the idea "it would be better if we collaborated with so-an-so to divide responsibility and arrive at converging result faster", or however that sounds when you have your nose up someones ass), however, considering the horses for courses factor, ie, Ineos Team Uk Barge features forward top-sides which are (Airbus ©) optimized for air-flow, while the better-chance-but-nooooooooooot-quite-capabile-of-producing-a-first-place-podium Hugo Boss is optimized for somewhere between air-flow and frontal wave impact and water shedding (knowing they are going to be plowing into "a couple" of waves around the globe). finer entry (Hugo Boss) = can handle waves wider entry (Ineos Future Party Barge) = can handle air Ben should just give both his hulls to the carbon-chipper now to be recycled- they would be more effective as recycled bunk supports for another team, or a junior programs laser/finn dolly if they were feeling in the mood for chairty. Think of all the Sterling and/or carbon emission credits (because they are soooo focused on sustainability) they would save NOT shipping those dogs around the planet, to get eliminated from the Challenger Series (again)... I seriously pitty the boat builders who had to spend so much time, effort, and professionalism producing such off-pace disgraces.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Not so fast... Alinghi DID propose a larger class, the AC90. They, via proxy, even built a boat. It was pretty widely known at the time within the sailing circles that the JV66 Numbers was an R&D effort for the AC90, even though they denied it. https://www.sailingworld.com/sailboats/numbers-judel-vrolijk-66/
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    Team NYYC

    Good work outta them for concealing the bunks and lower hull shape...