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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    IGES implies nothing because it is a file format that is neutral and can be read by a wide range of cad systems. I am not sure where you get the idea that the files simply defined a box rule. Each component of the wing was exactly defined and those components were a strict one design shape. To quote Seahorse https://www.seahorsemagazine.com/106-content/march-2017/460-unclipping-the-wings The shape of the components might have been fixed, by the construction and control systems weren't.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    All the sources say new boards and rudders have been developed and are being built at core. I think to call them "generic" is wrong, because because they are a development moving on from what teams had done for AC35. The comment I believe is that they will be faster than at AC35. As for the wing, the iges files were a 3d design that all the wings had to build to. That means the shape of each part is the same on all boats. What was not specified was the construction method or the control systems.Most knowledgeable observers suggest that nobody gained any noticeable advantage in construction but that ETNZ was way ahead of the others in control systems and Artemis was a little ahead of the others with the rest being pretty even in that department. I am not sure how they intend to equalise the wings, but with the shapes all being the same, I suspect people smarter than me will come up with a way.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    This is where you are so blinkered. The AC50 series isn't going head to head with anything to do with the America's Cup. You seem to be the only person to think that. The America's Cup is a development competition. This is being sailed in boats that will have been "equalised". The America's cup is about match racing. This is about fleet racing. The America's Cup needs a huge team. The AC50 series will not need anything more than a few sailors and a few shore team, say a total of about 10 people. You seem to be obsessed by the idea that they compete against each other. Does the GC32 series go head to head with the ACWS? Does any other series going head to head with the ACWS? It's just your perception, not a reality.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Wasn't the ETNZ boat flown in unassembled? I don't think they bothered to remove the bows, but they could have done very easily if they wanted to.
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    Team UK

    You keep talking historic geographical names, which are totally irrelevant. It is a simple fact that as a country recognised by the international community, the United Kingdom consists of 2 parts, Great Britain and Northern Ireland (which is why the full name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). If Northern Ireland ceded from the United Kingdom, you would be left with Great Britain. Please can you advise us which part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Isle of Wight is actually in. Is it Great Britain or Northern Ireland, or is the Isle of Wight not part of the United Kingdom?
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    I am seeing Ian Percy this evening, so I will let him know What a surprise. Better make the most of your posting opportunities, because once the announcement is made......
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    Team UK

    How about an NZer stops trying to give lessons in geography and history to Brits who know a lot more than him. Politically and historically, Great Britain was formed by the combining of the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland in 1707 Acts of Union. In case you were wondering, the kingdom of England at that time was considered to be England and Wales. The term United Kingdom is actually short for "The United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" which was formally established in 1800 as United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and which was renamed in 1922 after The Irish Free State (renamed Ireland in 1937) left. If the Isle of Wight is not part of Great Britain and it certainly isn't part of Northern Ireland, does that mean it isn't part of the United Kingdom? In political terms, Great Britain refers to the whole of England, Wales and Scotland and includes islands such as the Isle of Wight, Shetland, the Hebrides and the Scilly Isles. It does not include the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands because they self rule and don't send members to parliament. There is more confusion when it comes to a pure geographical definition, because some some say it is only the mainland and some say it includes some or even all islands. The use of "Great Britain" in geography is a fairly recent thing, but I personally believe it is a bullshit discussion, because what counts is the political and diplomatic use of the term.
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    Team UK

    While I agree with most of what you said, please reread my comments because I don't believe I said this. I think this is the key. If you are the national team in a sport, it's rather hard to argue you are not Team GB. It's funny how people who aren't British and who have never been part of the British Sailing Team tell Brits and past members of the British Sailing team that they are wrong about how we refer to the team we were in! Maybe the reason i don't associate with Team GB is because I didn't go to the Olympics, but Olympians are a very small sub set of those who are part of the British Sailing Team and what most of us refer to as Team GBR. As said above, if the team had used the term "Team GBR" I wouldn't have been happy because of all that implies, but i never even thought about Team GB because it is not a term used in sailing.
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    Team UK

    The name situation isn't quite as straight forward as it might seem. Team GB is not a name that most sailors use or are familiar with. The sailing team is formally called British Sailing Team" and is shortened by many to Team GBR because of GBR being on the sail. I have never used the term Team GB is sailing or seen it used. If they had called themselves "Ineos Team GBR" I think there would have been a huge stink from people in the sailing community, but nobody said anything. It was the British Olympic Association who kicked up a fuss, not the British Sailing Team. You could argue that they should have made sure the name "Team GB" was available, but that wouldn't have come from having "so much experience of the inner workings of Team GB" because the name isn't common parlance in British sailing. Notice how nobody in sailing kicked off about it. In my case, if they had called it "Ineos Team GBR" I would have been seriously pissed but I actually thought they had been smart dropping the "R"!
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    No rumours or anything like that but a solid confirmation that the event is going to happen. To set the ground rules, how would you consider a picture from Core with a caption "we are modifying the AC50 fleet for a series that will take place next year"? Or Larry Ellison saying in an interview that there will be an AC50 series which will; be properly announced soon soon? Would you try arguing they were "rumours", gossip or hearsay?
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    You are so confident how about this. If there is no announcement before the beginning of September, I will never post again, so long as if there is an announcement, you agree to never post again. No sock puppets etc. A simple exit and no return.How about it?
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    I forgot. Unless it is in a press release, its not a fact Fact - when the series is announced, you are going to look even more stupid than you do already.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Only in your mind. There are many different sources and they seem very consistent. What they say so far is Core are making identical foils. The boats will have identical foil control systems. The boats will have the same electrical power packs. The rest of the boats will be "equalised" so that no one boat will have an advantage, and most people will view them as being one design as per the definition you kindly gave us a link to. Work has already commenced on the boats. Ian Murray will be the event manager. Garda has been approached to be a venue, as have Barcelona, Dubai and San Fran. Louis Vuitton are going to sponsor the series. So what keeps changing?
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    One thing that puzzles me about this. You think that the Ac with boats that are not the same sailing one on one will be spectacular, yet you think that a fleet of equally fast boats that have had their performance equalised won't be. Most people would think it would be the other way around. Close racing at high speed will always be better than one on one with big gaps, as we saw in the last edition. Most races were a boring procession and it was only a few extraordinary races such as between ETNZ and Artemis that were real edge of the seat stuff.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    More stupidity and irrational comments. Why do you think the series won't happen unless the boats are identical. Anybody with any common sense wouldn't care less if they were identical or not because that is irrelevant. What is more important is whether one boat will be faster than another. Anyway, the owners and people putting up the money have already spoken, because the boats are being modified right now and the series is being put together. they don't seem to care if the boats are identical. You do know there is very little racing where the boats are identical, don't you? As for the teams, why would anybody need to keep a team together just to do this AC50 series. All you need to do is employ a few sailors for the duration of the racing (plus whatever practice is allowed) and a few shore crew (probably 3) who would also only be employed on a regatta by regatta basis, rather than full time. It doesn't matter if teams have disbanded. Are you really trying to tell me that if Ellison offered work to some sailors and shore crew for the AC50 series they would turn it down because there is no formal team any more. Why would anybody keep a full team going just for that series? It makes no sense. you don't need designers, boat builders and all the other support staff of a team. You just need a few sailors and shore people. There are more than enough world class sailors around who haven't signed for AC teams. For starters, it looks like Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge aren't going to be doing the next edition of the AC, and you cannot claim they aren't right at the top (you probably will because you know fuck all). Chris Draper is another who will be sailing and he did a pretty special job for LR in the AC34 ACWS. There are others around as well. If you think that all the best sailors in the world are signed to AC teams, you are even more clueless than i thought.