Big Show

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    2018 congressional cup

    It's all fine and well, you're sailing fast, winning races then you find yourself in the finals against Williams or Canfield at Con Cup. It comes to bear.
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    2018 congressional cup

    Year after year, major event after major event, all he does is win.
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    port!

    When I was a little kid in sailing school it was awesome when the big boats got close. Real close. Just sayin'....
  4. Apologists be like - 'i touched a mark that no one else saw, didn't spin and wasn't protested... but it didn't change the race outcome so I'm still happy to hold up this trophy....' It's a little thing but it's everything.
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    Star racing on TV is compelling to watch

    Thank you to whoever is the $ behind the SSL because for all the production expense there appeared to be less than a couple thousand on YouTube watching the final. Would like to see the drone get all up in there far more. It’s an event where they could really push the proximity. Watching I was also thinking of all the interesting birds eye opportunities missed. Also a nasty habit of the production to miss too many important engagements and manoeuvres. Too many important boat on boat tacks and gybes missed by switching to tracker IMO. Nitpicking... It’s interesting to see multiple Olympic medalists struggle at the leeward mark in the breeze. Olympic champions wide and wide with the main flogging - makes you realize just how hard it is. The Finn sailors seemed the best at it and those guys still struggled. Didn’t see any advantage being a small skipper in that boat. Certainly not in breeze. Don't get the anti kinetics crowd ... perhaps the most compelling aspect of the racing. Very cool to see the huge gains when done right.
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    RIP - Stuart Walker

    I try to imagine having another 45 years of racing. That would be sweet. I have a 1973 W.W. Norton and Co. printing of Wind and Strategy in hand. "The possibility of strategic gain is directly proportionate to the possibility of strategic loss... " Time to get reading again.
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    Team NYYC

    They won’t sheet out much and the boats won’t heel much so what’s the story on those windows?
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    Team NYYC

    Look at the mainsail window above. Either shopped or twin skinned.
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    Team NYYC

    Look at the shot from aft and look through the window. Twin skin sail which is separated far further back than the diagram above - unless shopped.
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Fair enough but Macif and BP certainly have more elegant solutions. Understood fully crewed vs single handed but Spindrift was such a good looking boat...
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    Sailx status?

    It would be cool if someone could bring back the 2D version. It was as far back as late '06 or early '07 that I was introduced to Tacticat, the precursor to SailX. At its best SailX was great fun and reinforced good tactical habits. + karma for Amando Estela.
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    Macif

    40+ in the dark on autopilot is all you need to know...
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    San Diego to Ensenada Race

    I believe so, yes. If you're going to allow any pumping at all. Larger boats have other strengths smaller boats have difficulty overcoming.