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  1. Stingray~

    Teams?

    Iirc then in the Protocol rules it says the best-finishing Challenger out of the ACWS racing gets #1 seed in the Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series. IF that’s the case and there are still only 3 Challengers then there would be no round robins, right? Just Chall 2 vs Chall 3 in a best-of, with the winner then doing the same against Chall 1.
  2. Yes, although an article in Italian preceded Jack’s CE report. I think I posted a Gtran link to it but can’t remember how long ago or which thread. Shortly after, I also posted a snarky remark about ETNZ’s breaking-foil problems in AC35, is why I think the design reference this recent time had also referred to ETNZ.
  3. This may be where I read of the Naples rumor. . The pre America’s Cup regattas will be held in the Mediterranean Sea, two at least (on pole to host them are Cagliari, Naples and Trieste). https://www.lastampa.it/2018/10/09/esteri/we-wont-let-luna-rossa-win-the-americas-cup-Uoia6ReNejsjf4FWaYDDDO/pagina.html
  4. Yes, could have been LR who got tagged for a redesign. The article may have been in Saily.it if you’d like to try find it; I spent a few minutes there recently but did not.
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    Dumbing down?? Lmao
  6. May be the wrong thread but I think the article in Italian that preceded Jack G’s info about the foil arm failure also said they would require a redesign by ETNZ; and spoke of Napoli.
  7. Stingray~

    Team NYYC

    If you refuse to see the blatantly obvious facts that both the cooked up design and the supplied parts have been all under the control of ETNZ and their long-time, money-influencing BFF LR, then you are being just willingly, blissfully ignorant. That those two teams maintain the right to change the rules at any time in the future to benefit themseves as they wish, had apparently escaped your notice too Both parties want PRADA to win the PRADA CUP and want PRADA to be in the America’s Cup Presented By PRADA. NYYC may have an army of sharp lawyers to call on but the going-in situation was already stacked!
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    In the comments Slingsby says “47 knots again. Slightly less wind than yesterday.”
  9. Stingray~

    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    On design? Don’t think so..
  10. Stingray~

    Team NYYC

    I will agree that everyone is simulating, not just ETNZ. It’s not a binary choice of test-boat or simulation, the ideal is surely doing both in part because your simulator software can learn and improve from the data collected on the test boats. I expect we’ll see a variety of things tested on AM’s Mule; perhaps another Fracker T being launched soon, and with LR and ETNZ eventually launching test boats too. If the supplied parts become an issue worse than what we already know about then Yes, it could get a bit messy fairness-wise if it impacts Boat 1 launches in an unfair way. Surely the timing of supplied parts deliveries is required to be done properly in the Protocol somewhere? On that note, how will Challenger teams know for certain if the supplied arms and FCS systems and batteries are as good as everyone else’s? It was one of the main points Bertarelli gave for not being interested in creating an Alinghi entry for AC36. A lot of it appears to be being organized by ETNZ and their BFF LR - just like the design rule development was too.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Thanks, sweet!!! That is frikkin’ screaming fast!
  12. Stingray~

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Where did you see that? Dang, that was the fastest official recorded speed by any AC50 ever in Bermuda, achieved by Artemis in their battle against SBTJ.
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    Team NYYC

    Will all teams get these supplied parts at the same time? You’d hope so..
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    Team NYYC

    There was a report somewhere about how the first foil arms that Persico produced broke in stress testing. Later, we got the ETNZ video showing them testing the FCS, but using an aluminum (was it?) arm designed to simulate the characteristics of the real arm, perhaps because of them not having a real arm to use.
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    Team NYYC

    from https://www.sailingworld.com/confirmed-flight-for-american-magic .. There are two individual aft cockpits for helmsman Dean Barker, who steers from a pair of small silver wheels he salvaged from Softbank Team Japan’s AC50. Seated in his swiveling go-cart style seat, Barker has his own control buttons and grip adjustments at hand as well as a clear view of the horizon that allows him to scan for changes in wind strength, as well as the lobster pots that dot Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. Hooking one of the Mule’s foils while flying at 30 knots is a major concern, says Barker. .. As allowed by AC75 class rules, Individual mainsail tracks either side of the mast’s aft face hint of a double-surface mainsail concept, all of which is in very early stages of development. ..