Horn Rock

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  1. Horn Rock

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    ^^ I've got a mountain bike that I cart to an oval to take my mutt for a run. Ebikes look interesting though.....
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Bloody pandemic has screwed with the shipment of my rower. Too hilly for bikes around here, so it's rowing for me.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Yeah curious to see whether they're still small volume foils. History would suggest they probably didn't. As I said elsewhere, ETNZ have a very good baseline on bulbless foils, with which to go forward in testing.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Well, that's a big kick in the face to "you must have bulbs" crowd.
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    Team NYYC

    Te Aihe is crossing Defiant's T. Should be able to get off a few broadsides before Defiant can train her guns.
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    Team NYYC

    Defiant's manoeuvers looked pretty good. Getting that windward foil out quick. May be not quite as slick as Te Aihe, but not far off.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    With the way their crew weight is distributed they might not be able to speed up their manoeuvers until B2 arrives?
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    On Mike's latest video - the 17 minuter, ETNZ is taking tacking/gybing to new levels. They're getting the winward foil out of the water very quickly, often while still completing the turn. Spending very little time on two foils. None of the other teams have shown this sort of proficiency. Defiant is spending twice as long, if not longer, on two foils.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Well spotted Sbd....
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Yeah that's the one.......lol
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    It's not just about straight line speed Alchy. It's how those set of foils work in a range of conditions, and getting around the race track. The challengers all seem to have had their bulbs on for quite some time, so will have a good baseline with those. ETNZ have their baseline without bulbs. They'll test these new foils for some time I'm picking, giving them a good comparison. It's a different approach to the others. Whether it's a better way to test, we don't know yet.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    ^^^ Awesome shot...!!!
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Okay just to add a sailing angle to this fish talk.....In my early twenties I noticed a school of Kahawai working the bay (Arkles). Had my starling on the beach, ran back and picked up a lure/hand line and sailed out - really light conditions. Managed to put myself right in the middle of the working school and snagged two of em, before I had such a tangle I couldn't get the line out again. Not easy trying to sail and troll at the same time. Two big kahawai flapping around in the cockpit - so funny......
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Love my smoked snapper - food of the gods......but yeah will try smoking some Kahawai one day......Off the coast here in Northern NSW we get Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, and Yellow Fin tuna - all premium table fish....