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  1. Redsail

    How many challengers will there be?

    A sixth challenger, this time from the Netherlands, has been accepted:
  2. I like this boat concept.
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    Team Norway

    I figured they deserved their own thread. This would be the first time ever that a Norwegian team challenges for the Cup. They are still hunting sponsors, but Norway actually has the sixth-highest BNP per capita in the world (USA - 11, Sweden - 15, NZ - 31, Italy - 33) mostly thanks to their oil, so there is plenty of money available if they play their cards right. Norwegian sailors? Well, since Roald Amundsen and Thor Heyerdahl are both dead, i'm not sure. Most research will take place at NTNU in Trondheim, Norways second largest university. "We will win the cup with Norwegian technology and Norwegian heads", said Christian Løken, one of the two initiators of the project in this interview.
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    eSailing World Championship

    Long time since i tried SailX, but i'd say that VR Inshore offers a smoother experience and better gameplay. Perhaps SailX is a better simulator, but I'm not sure.
  5. So, Virtual Regattas inshore game will now host a World Sailing-sanctioned World Championship in eSailing. My thoughts: + This is a great step towards solving the problem of an ever-aging sailing community. + I have already spent many hours in this game, and it's good fun. + This brings purpose and better competition to the game. - The game is not quite e-sports ready. The rules need better implementation and explanation, and there are too many bugs in general. - It's a bit of an arcade game rather than a simulator. - The game still does not feel quite done. Even if it just got a big update, it could use some refinement. The controls are still shite. - In-game purchases. This should not be a factor in an e-game. All boats should be alike. In general though, I'm positive. I will spend many hours in this game. Link to the game:
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    You both enjoy the constant arguing and bullshitting. Admit it. That's what the AC section of SA is for.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Probably so.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Yes. Oh god. Why do some people on this forum think that them being updated is a high priority when things like this happens? There is a fucking search and rescue operation going on, and family members that need to be informed first.
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    Wow! That is extremely well-spotted. Let's hope that is the case!
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    Very interesting. Fingers crossed!
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    Sounds about right. I think thats where Artemis stands right now. They probably don't know themselves if they are going to challenge, and that decision is of course TT:s.
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    From Artemis protocol statement: "The most important consideration for our team is the need for a cutting-edge boat design, one that results in speeds that are as fast or faster than in the last America’s Cup held in Bermuda. The boat and race format must be seen as bringing the sport of sailing forward and inspiring young and future generations." This fully-foiling gecko-thingy is supposed to be as fast as the AC50s, so what do you think? Could Artemis actually consider challenging in this edition now?
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    I spoke to Sam Hollis halfway through the cup. He told me that the luxury yachts in the harbour that day had just ordered alcohol, food, ice and other local services for multi-million-dollar figures. The ticket money was peanuts. The luxury spending sure as hell wasn't. The teams, us working around the cup and the luxury yacht program was probably the main consumers that summer. My team of 14 people was there for over two months. Just the hotel costs exceeded 100 grand, and those were some of the cheaper hotel rooms. And don't forget, a litre of milk costs 6 bucks on that island...
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    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    So, new waypoint in the real leg! Will this be updated for us as well?