Raptorsailor

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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    So a material that deforms elasitically? There’s a precedent in F1 for this. Rear wings in the early noughties were very flexy. And I think (not sure here) that ferrari had a flexxing rear wing in ‘07 after the the FIA clamped down on the practice. Genuinely wouldn’t surprise me if ETNZ or any other teams were experimenting with this.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Has anyone else noticed the new or modified foils? Raked wingtips and lots of fences in another photo.
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    charlie enright

    What is your opinion on the VO65's?
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    Possible, but the ATR team is far from stupid and will probably have done something without telling the world. Which is probably the more likely explanation given how hush-hush they are. edit: interview from VPLP says they have v2 foils. Doesn't look like they've been installed yet...
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    Random PicThread

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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    could we also some designers try out proper wave-piercing bows for the next VG ?
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    250/500 kilos. In that ball park I think.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    I'd have thought they look a lot more like the papers ones.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    PRB had rudders like that in the 2016 VG and I believe one of the Ramblers had or has the same type of rudders.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    won't that give it less RM or are they getting it back through the chunkier hull. or am I missing something. As a sidenote, that cockpit looks like it's going to get very wet. Hope I'm wrong for the sailor's sake.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    That's what the article said. He probably meant that they won't lose as much on upwind.
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    As if Honey bees weren't under enough duress...

    At this point, I wouldn't be at all surprised if in June NASA says an asteroid will collide with the Earth and that we as a species have only days to live.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    That article says that HB has v2 foils which VPLP says the team will be able to test soon. Same for Charal and Malizia. For a less literal translation, the new Charal foils are much more versatile and will fly lower along with being less extreme than the older pair while being more optimised across all points of sail. HB foils required a lot of work but no indication on what's changed beyond the fact that they don't have to change the foil box to fit them. Malizia foils are identical to the MACSF ones.
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    Random PicThread

    Kiev class aircraft carrier propeller/screw photo taken from a swiftsure class submarine in 1977 either in the Barents sea or off the coast of Egypt.
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    Movies I've Rewatched due to Covid-19

    Not exactly a movie, but rewatched the BBC's Life And Death Row documentary series. Definitely the best documentaries I have ever watched. They are definitive. Everything else is derivative. On a lighter note, I rewatched Melancholia and The Right Stuff. All good movies and worth a watch.