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    INEOS Team GB

    Cannot but feel that the team have gone "All In" on the design stakes. Very Casino Royale to draw parallels. I like the stepped hull. You can see how the hul will quickly diminish frontal resistance as it rises to the skeg portion. The extra step just inside the hinge points will reduce WSA massively at the unsticking phase. The central skeg is very reminiscent of a moth hull - particu;arly at the back and the front has hints of the TP bow on the JK design from what 10 years ago? Its ski like nose will enable them to fly the wjole show close to water surface for good endplating gains. Those holes are I think more likely viewing windows for monitoring the foil legs for immersion. Like the aero treatments - are those deck bulges a way of twinning down the Code Zero sheets more effectively? Bold, yes, and you have to be bold if you want to win...........
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    INEOS Team GB

    They might get to go that fast upwind, but even if the boatspeeds are only similar, the VMG gains from the angles they sail and the speed preservation they demonstrate in manoeuvres - particularly in the tacks - means the AC75 would slaughter the AC50's all day, everyday - and twice on Sunday.......
  3. This whole forum/board has gone to shit. Been away; trying to catch up with the latest, and the amount of festering cesspool effluent has risen from normal ankle depth to neck deep mostly everywhere. The amount of clueless posting makes the days of Doug look like the Belle Epoch. Seriously, if you dont know Ventilation from Cavitation, Surface Piercing from plain Struts, and Drag from Lift, and Windward from Leeward, then its time to put the keyboard down and go read Frank Bethwaite's book. Stop killing this place with infantile nonsense.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    What like cleaning the memory of all those nasty Ringtones you once had in your Old Nokia 3310 GSM phone.........????? Or Ketones - nudge nudge wink wink, Dodgy Mr Pharmacist will inject you shortly Mr Ineos.........?
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    The 90mm label on the aft face of the D was enough for me. But I hear You. Upside to all this: you know have another reference point to scale from.......
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    Rules is Rules. Glad you are a believer now.......
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Nobody knows; but seeing as the vertical and horizontal relationship between the 3 anchor points of the foil arms and rudder stock would want to be both practically zero and predictable, as well as considering that the relationship between Forestay, Chainplates, and Backstays is also critical to maintaining forestay tension, which is highly sought after, you can comfortably predict that TeAihe is rightup there in Platform stiffness and torsional rigidity. I have suggested some time ago that the Bustle/Skeg shapes of NZ and LR - which seem to now be widely adopted by the others - is not just better aero and hydrodynamically useful, but adds helpful section depth to the hull for logitudinal stiffness. Think of the Hull as a rudimentary I-Beam - now it is a much deeper section. No viagra required......
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Thanks Mike. Interesting part that I noticed was the part on Port Tack Upwind circa 3.50 where they seem to go very up on the traveller to windward, held there until 4.10 and then there is a roll to windward in heel, the boat accelerates as the traveller is eased and yet points higher.. Watched a few times and it's all done by 4.30 but does not seem to be video distortion. Anyone else see this?
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    Team NYYC

    Well then; Your comedy skills match your knowledge. My English is just fine. Yours Less so - see highlighted part above Keep polishing that hat.....
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    Agreed - just responding to the upwind comment. I am long time on the record that VMG improvemnets will win the regatta. Boatspeed is just a number - direction matters.
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    Team NYYC

    You certainly do, and you polish it so well. The gleam is positively blinding! If you actually believe that TNZ have waited til now - to see what the other teams have built before starting their own B2 then No amount of Help can assist you. Dan Bernasconi was on a Foiling Week Video Seminar just last week or two ago, saying how B2 hull for TNZ was signed off and handed over to the build crew 10 months ago. This is not a TV reality/trickery show where they build a house in a week...... This shit takes actual time.
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    Not so sure on this. With Boatspeed towrds the realm of 3.0x windspeed - at c.15knots TWS the foils will be approaching those Cavitation limits. So Certainly upwind gains for VMG through better sailing angle will have been high on their agenda for sometime now, over hunting directly for Boatspeed gains. Furthermore, high pointing modes will give teams lots more tactical options for clearing out and keeping their Air clear. Even if not butting into the brickwall of Cavitation, More modes equals more options for solving problems. One trick ponies rarely win regattas over the long run - and Auckland does not have Weather patterns that you would set your clock to.....
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    Mast Profile is part of Rules supplied componentry - no alteration is permitted other than what is outlined - so very liitle scope to altering the "bluntness" and only a small area around each corner is designated for the teams to mount their proprietary batten/boom systems
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Please refresh your Geo-political general knowledge. Antanov are a Ukranian outfit, and whilst once upon a time the Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union (USSR/CCCP) and I am sure that the impetus and funding for these weird aircraft was initiated by Moscow, it very much is no more. Look at how Russia/Putin Annexed the Crimean Peninsular for a clue as to how close the 2 countries are not these days. Not exactly best buddies anymore. Despite the best efforts by Trump/Fox News; facts matter.......