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    Ben Ainslie

    We only do Dean Barker bashing over here.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Have you seen Te Rehutai? And from what we know, she’s not slow.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Well. We almost got to the Cup. I think the debrief is going to be particularly harsh as it’s hard to see where they made big ass mistakes. Sure they had a slow boat but what were the fundamental mistakes that led them to making a slow boat? It’s hard to see them.
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    INEOS Team GB

    I’m pretty sure they can sail with a deeper main. What surprised me the most is LR were NOT easing the main out of a tack/gybe and UK was. That’s really weird, and I bet there’s some pretty nice gains to be made from changing that.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Compared to Lr, Ben’s main looked flat as fuck. It looked flat even compared tk what they were running in the round robins. Also LR were pointing slightly closer to the wind and weren’t losing ANY distance in tacks/gybes. I think UK boat handling was worse than team handbag by a considerable amount in AC terms.
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    Where are they now? - Retired America's Cup Boat

    A5 might have a slightly brighter future ahead of it ^-^
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    INEOS Team GB

    NYSC: New York Supreme Court.
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    INEOS Team GB

    What makes the America’s Cup what it is and what separates it from all other sports is precisely what Ratcliffe dislikes in this article. The fact that it is unfair. Besides war, it is the apotheosis of design competition. It’s not about the best sailors, it never has been. I sincerely hope it remains this way. Although a bit of stability in the class of boat would be nice. Besides if he wants F1 on water. Go to the TP52’s. They are precisely that. Extremely stable regs, lots of teams, the pinnacle of modern yacht design as we know it, while still being relatable to what boaties have in the marina.
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    INEOS Team GB

    It's part and parcel of the AC, in fact, lawyer'ing up is what sets the AC apart from any other sporting competition.
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    INEOS Team GB

    They have new inboard winglets.
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    INEOS Team GB

    They've done it before in racing when immediately or almost immediately tacking/gybing after a mark rounding or in similar quick 1-2 manoeuvres in the start box.
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    Caption Competition

    Should've used pie warmers.
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    hugo boss already for sale?

    I don't think there's a sponsor in the offshore big enough for AT after Hugo Boss. Maybe banque populaire but I don't ever see him going to Brittany. Ineos could expand its sailing operations, but the America's Cup is very much all or nothing.
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    hugo boss already for sale?

    The boat is for sale but they're not getting rid of it just yet. Rdr and TJV. Also I wonder if Apivia would be the most saught after IMOCA, it was demonstrably the faster boat but we never saw HB in the southern ocean. They can always sell it to some billionaire otherwise. The bigger question is... what happens with the team? Will AT continue past the TJV, will they find a new skipper, sell everything or what. My money's on a new skipper, if I was AT, i don't think I'd want a 6th crack at it. But then again, if you're that driven...
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    INEOS Team GB

    No more mods allowed after measurement? Or is it a time prohibitive to remeasure? I foresee big changes from everyone in the next few days.