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    Gyrocopter

    ^ never thought of it in that way! I suppose snow boarding is similar also when doing the falling leaf which to a surfer can be a weird feeling going from natural foot to goofy foot?
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    My thoughts exactly, it may just be to fair the hull lines into the crew aero but looks draggy to me.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Whoops, thanks. This shows what I mean.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    good one mauri! A lot has been said about Te Rehutais’ designers attempts to reduce aero and this photo would seem to support that but in reality her bow is a hell of a lot chunkier than LRPP. (Not really visible in this photo) I’m not sure what her designers were thinking when adding that above w/line flare up forward? It would be interesting to see wind tunnel comparisons between the 2 boats.
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    Nuie

    ^^ plus one. When I was there I was told by a local that it’s pronounced ‘new way’
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    Bob Cooper sails on

    ^ best comeback I’ve heard for a long time RIP Coop.
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    Gyrocopter

    Well said Mrs O, kinda reminds me of when Robin Chamberlin an Terry Travers sailed Excess (a open decked cat) to Antartica from Tassie. The authorities tried to stop them an the armchair sailors said they were foolish but they pulled it off and completed one of the most amazing catamaran voyages ever.
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    Very minimalist indeed,check out the specs!
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    He’s been staring at my tits an now he’s going for a grope, better get my capsicum spray out!
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    Friday Tension Gauges

    More like the island south of Australia
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    2 ton of concrete? His kids must be fat!
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    I think Merlin is referring to the veneer being one of the several layers of the plywood making up the skin of the pod. I would also agree with Oysterhead that the joint would have been substantially stronger with a double bias tape over the fillet.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Haha! But what have the Romans put on their boat!
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    Prada Cup

    Interesting point snaerk, Dean looks to be the only one fighting the helm all the time? Did anyone else notice the swirly wakes coming of AMs lee foil after getting going again after the touchdowns? (Not talking about the blue circular graphics but did look like them) Seems to fit in with some of the other posters comments about flexing foil arms.
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    Team NYYC

    Wow! You are psychic. Not just one but two!
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    Did You Know...

    I can see what you are trying to insinuate there, actually i was told by someone who was on safari in Africa when their holiday took a terrible turn for the worse!!
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    Did You Know...

    Did you know that getting raped by an elephant is less painful than getting fingered by an elephant.
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    Rogue Wave Trimaran

    WTF is going on with the repair job on the port ama (2nd photo from top in the boat yard pics) looks like some of the rubbish from the boat next door has somehow attached itself to Rogue Wave! I think the guy running the yard might might be telling a few pork pies claiming he is a boat builder.
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    New winner - boom height/LOA ratio

    I’m getting vertigo just looking at that photo!!
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    Prada Cup

    Ps. Forgot to say that I thought I had seen a graph showing that it was 20kt max ?
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    Prada Cup

    Must have been an amazing spectacle to be there to see, just watching it on my iPad was a blowout!! I have raced fast multis for years so know how scary that top mark rounding can be but I sure would like a bit more depowering an steering control than these missiles have!!
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    Prada Cup

    Going by the amount of this style of wipeout (virtually every syndicate has had one or more) I’m wondering if there is a major design fault that needs remedying. Shit, the so called squall/gust was only 20 kts. Do they need to work out how to depower the rig faster or steer better with that tiny amount of rudder in the water??? They are amazing sailboats but I’m not sure if they are sorted out enough to race, let alone in the Americas Cup.
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    Hughes/Perry 63 tri

    Were Antigone and Sugar Blues your boats Harry? I remember reading cruising stories about them both mega years ago in the American Multihulls mag!
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    ^^ Yeah BM, thanks, two of them woul be real nice!!
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    Cat tails from over the horizon

    The Grainger sure is a nice cat at a good price but the 1.6 mtr draft would turn me off, may as well own a mono. Cats can easily be designed to dry out by using the hull floors and a longitudinal bulkhead under to strengthen the bottom along with several extra layers of glass where the hull connects with the bottom. Shallow draft is right up there as one of the best advantages of owning a multi.