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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. Is some of that in slow-motion or is the rest in FF?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. Where is ETNZ when it comes to spare wings now? Do they have one?
  6. I thought that it was more that if they did capsize they might have been blown onto their dock.
  7. Given that it was day 2 after some mods and a few weeks off, I was impressed. But...
  8. 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.
  9. 11:30 reminds me how far we've come since the infamous "foiling tack" in the last cup.
  10. That is a lot of grinding just to go in a straight line.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. I was wondering that too. I decided that it was to identify that they are the defender
  14. That was all snakes and ladders, everyone had leads at some point. In that deciding final race, it was intuitive of Ken Read to point out the wind streak in the middle of the course. I like to think ETNZ was more than just lucky and that they saw it too, intentionally hooked into that flier. I was watching the TNZ feed. RD was talking about the gust for a long time before they got it. Not sure how they got into that position because the app won't let me watch the full coverage.
  15. No, there are limits to everyone on numbers of boards and such built, but any team can build more than one AC45-bottom-hulls-compliant platform, and then use those boards on whichever platforms they built. And Yes, but: The Defender can build two AC50's although they can't sail the two AC50's at the same time until after they are on their own, which starts only after the (fleet-racing) Qualifiers Series which is when the Challs progress into head-to-head Match Racing. Also, the Defender has to race their first boat built barring some catastrophe to it. Thanks Stingray