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  1. How long before TNZ is denounced as evil?

    I thought they did a good job last time they were defending. I remember everyone saying that the Auckland events were the best ever. I don't see them doing anything different this time. I'm sure they will get canned for whichever boat they choose but I am confident they will make it a fair and exciting event and I'm sure there will be a thousand spectator boats out for every race. I'm looking forward to making the trip to NZ to watch.
  2. Team NZ

    Finally. After nearly four years I have been able to watch the final race from AC34. Couldn't bear to watch it until we had won it. The monkey is gone.
  3. Race Replays

    not bad for a first post.
  4. Team NZ

    If Slingsby takes over I would be happy to throw him a couple of races just to rub it in to Spit-Ball.
  5. Oracle Team USA

    Is some of that in slow-motion or is the rest in FF?
  6. Team NZ

    No. I like the setup we have. I think it is a huge advantage and probably the way PB would prefer to sail anyway. I want to change the narrative in the press conferences. I want the questions to be about how ETNZ are making better use of their whole team and the strengths of the helmsman rather than having the skipper doing most of the work controlling the boat. I was also thinking yesterday that with PB having less to do with controlling the foils, if he falls off the boat then the guy that takes his place at the wheel will have a much easier time.
  7. Team NZ

    I totally agree. Sharing the load has given PB the opportunity to get his head out of the boat rather than looking at the foils the whole time. What concerns me is that the opposition is ( especially ORTUSA) using every opportunity to take a dig at how much better at tactics they are going to be because of the fact that they have a tactician. Even if it is not really an issue they seem to be using it as a way of getting into PB's head and maybe sew some doubts. We saw last time how ruthless (and how unlikable) JS will get in the press conferences if we get there.
  8. Team NZ

    I have heard many questions and discussions with other skippers about the advantage of a dedicated tactician and the comparative lack of discussion on the ETNZ boat. Has anyone heard GA or PB's take on this?
  9. Team NZ

    Where is ETNZ when it comes to spare wings now? Do they have one?
  10. Team NZ

    I thought that it was more that if they did capsize they might have been blown onto their dock.
  11. Team NZ

    Given that it was day 2 after some mods and a few weeks off, I was impressed. But...
  12. Team NZ

    I wonder if anyone has noticed an increase in the number of fish being washed up onto the beach that have been sliced in half over the past couple of months.
  13. Team NZ

    11:30 reminds me how far we've come since the infamous "foiling tack" in the last cup.
  14. Practice videos

    That is a lot of grinding just to go in a straight line.
  15. Team NZ

    No winches...?? What about here.... and again here @ 1:02 https://youtu.be/MhqLKqfCtaQ?t=1m2s I can see the grinder pedestals but no winches. No winches is a new design feature of the latest TNZ boat. You get a weight advantage, but lose some control! I think that Pete will be steering with one hand, holding the mainsheet direct from the wing with the other while holding the jib sheet in his teeth. The grinders will be providing the power for the yet-to-be-installed pie warmers.