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  1. Good stuff, am intrigued too about the possibility of achieving ww downforce. — A Paul Goodison interview (audio), he speculates a little about the JC75 starting around 26:00 http://sailjuice.podbean.com/e/another-americas-cup-opportunity-for-paul-goodison-after-winning-his-third-moth-world-champs/
  2. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    https://www.ecodibergamo.it/stories/Economia/luna-rossa-torna-made-in-bergamola-persico-firma-due-imbarcazioni_1276791_11/ Luna Rossa torna made in Bergamo La Persico firma due imbarcazioni La Persico di Nembro torna a lavorare per il team di Luna Rossa.La società fornirà due imbarcazioni al team di Bertelli per l’America’s Cup del 2021.
  3. Team NYYC

    Day 3 is live now https://www.thecongressionalcup.com/
  4. Team NYYC

    May be from yesterday
  5. AC36 - The Venue

    I forget, does ETNZ as Defender get first dibs of bases or does the Protocol give that choice to the first entered Challenger?
  6. Larry's AC50 Circus

    Surely you’re right. The designs won’t work, nothing Core builds ever gets built properly, alterations are inevitable, the whole design job is incomplete, and the fastest boats ever built will simply never happen.
  7. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Was a real pleasure seeing you in Roma, Xlot! You are a real charmer on a big variety of subjects and the ladies who were at the table are looking forward to our next trip, and to the next Roman lunch invitation. So am I.
  8. Larry's AC50 Circus

    The designs could be largely complete by now since the builds at Core are already underway, it’d be no surprise if Fresh has added Design input.
  9. AC36 - The Venue

    Has LR chosen which base site yet?
  10. Oracle Team USA

    at https://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/ian-burns-sets-goal-for-ais-to-be-world-leader-in-sport-technology/ America’s Cup-winning engineer Ian Burns has set a goal for the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to be the world leader in sport data, technology and innovation after returning home to take up a leading role for Australian sport.
  11. Larry's AC50 Circus

    The biggest ACWS crowd ever was in Naples, an event LR won, it was pretty cool. This new series could also attract local interest in nice locales on beautiful weekends but: Crowds are likely not a big factor behind why the AC50 NextGen series is getting funded by infinite-money LE and whoever else. It has to be all about a passion for pressing the limits in sailing performance. Those seeing ‘spite’ as motive are surely small-minded spiteful people themselves. $B’s don’t waste their fun-money on silly shit like malice. They do it mostly just for fun - and good on them no matter the yachting style, J’s or otherwise. These boats will very likely be extremely hot!
  12. Larry's AC50 Circus

    Correct, they won’t overshadow the AC in the sense of massive crowds, broadcasts, attention, history, all of that. But for those of us who love the extreme edge of course-racer boatspeed that Ellison’s AC era ultimately produced, it will be terrific if these boats reach yet another level of performance. The suggestion it is being delayed into ‘19 may be a sign of even bigger ambitions on that front than the original notion.
  13. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Fischer is being given that title in several recent articles and including at ~:35 secs into this. But it does not necessarily explain his exact role(s).