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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    That "Fin" is the same on the Big Boat. An extension of the rudder stock that permits fore and aft rake changes to the rudder from a more mechanically advantageous longer lever arm...... So nothing new here then. Sorry to disappoint. But agree that the tack fitting for the rig could have been closer to full J length. Will see whether they run higher aspect ratio jobs, to preserve slot but on a smaller area. Does the rule for full size stipulate tack point remaining at max, or could they drift aft with smaller jibs? Anyone have the rule book to hand?
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Not a massive backdown with respect to more dense material optuions but ridiculously more expensive alternatives, and the rule choices have at least taken some budgetry pressures off the teams. By staying with Carbon and Lead at least we will see some clever Carbonology being further developed for the industry - The horizontals of the main foils with continous upper surface is a good example as is the choice to bury small actuators directly within the foil body rather than Torpedo bulb. Has anyone speculated yet whether all the lead can be housed in a Carbon Foil Exo-skeleton? or is some buried in the bottom of the foil arms or even low in the hull under the mast, extra to the foil volume? Enquiring minds would like to know, but suspect we will never find out.......... Maybe Hollom will have a crack at the numbers for his next discussion paper.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Well it's a classic case of shoot first and ask questions later, and it fits the M.O. of cognitive bias that is so prevalent here and elsewhere: See something that 'might' fit your argument, and present it in a manner that will support your (unsubstantiated) point of view...... No need to be even handed or reasonable. Why not throw in some more Jet Fighter analogies? Because they were so relevant....... Or Team up with Ranty Dave for some real technical insights........
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    So is the Name in Maori Te Kahu - The Cloak (very AC appropropriate.....) or The Hawk?????
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    The best shot of the foils (so far) is the cover photo from the Video above. They seem to be persisting with the continuous upper surface hingeless design of full size but have dropped the upward winglets of the full size. But cramming the ballast into a bulbless design will now be verified in anger against say Bulbed variants. Agree with @Horn Rock that the foils look much larger than required - will need to see how this plays out. Think we will see a whole quiver of foils being tested - these first ones would be to verify the simulator preditions and change in scale that the team will need to adapt to. Being so much smaller and less inertia as a total package, will yield a very different behaving beast as Ineos would testify to.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Lack of Rocker is interesting. But as the cross sections are so V'ed then nothing really to it. But cross sections do suggest that scow flatties are not in favour for hull release or touchdowns. The persistence with Bulbless foils is telling. Though the planform of the horizontals looks more Delta on the Flat side when compared to Big Bruvva'. Get to work @weta27 need your best work and cleanest lens please!
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    INEOS Team GB

    How Dare You! Go Home and wash your mouth out with a large bar of soap. The unlikeliest possibility that this might happen, will stir those of more trolling capacity and infinitely superior internet knowledge to reign down upon you, more than Ezekial 25 and Samuel L Jackson ever could.......
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    To what photo or video are you referring?
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    INEOS Team GB

    Hang on, this would suggest that they are not all awful. I am not political - but please - do elaborate, and make clear....
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    Showtime capsize on return trip

    @fastyacht "DBTT or ductiel to brittle transition temperature which is a characteristie weirdnessof BCC crystal structures" Is this phenomena the same that caught out the series of Iron Ore & Bulk carrier ships that were lost? c.30+ years ago?
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Well..... Try mixing up the names of your Girlfriends, with that of that of your Lovers and Wives. That will give you a clue....
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    Team NYYC

    What does any of this discussion above, bring to the pool of debate here? The AC has always been an eye wateringly expensive excercise. Its success has waxed and waned through various cycles. And depending on arbitrary points that lead to personal support - be that location, class of boat, type of boat, nationality, team members and syndicate heads (or more importantly, a subtle Venn diagram approach to each of those contributing effects) - then commentators show their support or opinion of how glorious or parlous the current cycle is. But remember, opinions are like arseholes..... And places like these just allow those opinions to be aired without consideration for correctness or validity. So you have to take the good, considered and knowledgeable with the bad, stupid and argumentative. I personally like the design and development that the AC has undoubtedly brought to our sport. The political shit fighting is just an unwelcome side show that some here thrive on. But often they are just opinionated wankers, who when push comes to shove, are hoisted on their own pricks, and can't sail neither......but probably feel they could've, should'av been a world famous lawyer or politician, and the world would be so much a better place if only that would happen. Now can we just get back to discussing actual NYYC business..... As if the DeVos family can't find a few more coins down the back of the sofa......!
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    ^^^^^ Sucks to be there obviously.......
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    INEOS Team GB

    This is much closer to the effect than Cheshirecats' explanation. As the point of effort is NOT moving in relation to the rotation of the stock then far less change to the feel upon helmsman. BUT massive change to the horizontals attitude and AOA. So think what the I14's go through rather than rudder rake on traditional rudders. Importantly, when you start flying horizontals at a heeled angle its direction of lift starts to steer and throw the stern around in non-intuitive directions. Again I14 sailors would understand but others may need to digest that for a little while. The fact that they have so much forward rake capability may be the rudimentary Moth style way of discouraging air entrainment down the vertical. But they wouldn't be wasting rake capability without an upside. Bow down trim would certainly be one up side - but requires other systems and architecture to be complimentary to that trim state. They will all be searching for that skittish yet barely controlled feeling rather than planted and stodgy point the boat is too embedded to really run. Speed gains at this point on the control spectrum are large, but need to be tempered with the flirting on the edge of disaster. Expect to see lots more splashs crashes and worse. For ALL teams.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    JFC you muppet. The only thing that I am astonished by is your belligerent and warped view. You quote an article to frame and reference your opinion. So I quote back the very same article from which the references to being too expensive and to Juan K as being the leading designer at the time that they were trying to write the rule in a manner that would prevent his flair for lateral thinking becoming a rule breaker. But instead you attribute these views as being those of mine. So whereas I asked, and others have suggested, whether you are just doing all of this to be a Trolling C##t; then I think you have answered this with great clarity and a resounding YES. I can only hope that the New Year brings a change in your character and behaviour for the better. Prosperous 2020 & New Decade to All.