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  1. TimmyHate

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    So simple yes/no questions: Do you believe the ETNZ sailing crew (i.e on the boat) in AC35 were not the best all round crew? Do you believe that the ETNZ crew, with the same lead time, would not win in one-design boats? I fully admit I am as biased as they come, but in my opinion the ETNZ crew were the best sailing team in AC35.
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    Certainly in the prestart I think they'll go in stable mode (both down) - then try to go to 1U1D when they go time on distance. Could be interesting if teams make that call too soon too late. And assuming don't need to charge for dropping foils, how often do you see more than 2 tacks in 15 seconds during actual racing.
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    Do they need a charged cylinder to lower the foil or just to raise it? Assuming there is a cylinder per foil and no pressure is needed to lower it, that means two quick tacks should be possible: 1) Drop Left foil (cylinder stays charged) Raise Right foil (Cylinder begins to charge) 2) Drop Right foil (cylinder continues charging) Raise Left foil (Cylinder begins to charge) 3) Drop Left foil (cylinder continues charging) Raise Left foil (Cylinder begins to charge again)
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    Nothing really new we didn't see in the video but Stuff have published a story: https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/106983183/new-americas-cup-boat-closer-to-reality-with-successful-testing-of-foil-system The build for the radical new America's Cup yacht has taken a major step forward with successful testing of the foil system for the monster boats. Emirates Team New Zealand have been working on the development of the canting foil mechanism for the 75-foot monohull for the past six months and have spent the last two weeks in full-scale testing at their Auckland facility. "Everything has gone really well, everything fits the design and the model as we first imagined," Team New Zealand project manager Peter Thomas said. [...] Meanwhile, the boat has gained high praise from Luna Rossa's new sponsor Pirelli. Marco Tronchetti Provera, Pirelli's CEO and executive vice-president, said he had always preferred a monohull design despite helping back Team New Zealand's successful catamaran campaign in Bermuda last year. He felt this was a return to the true roots of the America's Cup while also pushing the boundaries of design and technology. "The AC75 is an evolution of the monohull, but it is still a boat that allows engagement with the opponents and the changing of sails rather than having a fixed wing as on the AC50," he told La Stampa. "In short, we are talking about boats for real sailors and not for cyclists, those we saw on board the Kiwi boat in the last edition. Now the human returns to the centre of everything ".
  5. Definition in the video (around 1:30) [g-tran] DIAL UP: Stalemate with bow in the wind especially during the five minutes before the start
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    I for one am disappointed that we won't have that this cycle - its the role I've been training my whole life for!
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    AC36 Auckland NZ

    Nothing pisses me off more than people who choose to live in the heart of the city, and then complain when it beats.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Foiling 50?
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    It Exists:
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Fuckin Horrible situation. Deepest condolences out to his family, friends, shipmates and, well everyone affected by this. To those complaining about the VOR not updating us and posting other updates - it is highly likely those other updates are automated/scheduled and not someone 'tone deafly' posting them. The social media team is likely the last part of the VOR organizers informed of this type of situation - Race Control will be too busy trying everything they can to tell the intern running the twitter and facebook accounts to post anything.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Oh shut up and fuck off.
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    Oracle Team USA

    A fair point.
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    Oracle Team USA

    I was riffing on Olympic Athlete from Russia. Trying to bring some humor into this clusterfuck.
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    Oracle Team USA

    So really they should have competed as 'Americas Cup Athletes from Oracle Team USA' (ACAOTUSA - catchy)
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    AC36 - The Venue

    I remember a debate when a music venue on K Rd closed down someone said "Don't move into the heart of the city, then complain when you can hear it beat".