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  1. Stingray~

    Boats and foils comparison

    Nice work! Still wish we had better data though, you’d be even sharper!
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Succession could become a big issue down the line, given the CoR’s veto and other powers. Looks like a big hole, unless it was intentional?
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    Team NYYC

    Please post if you get Opera with the free VPN downloaded to an iPhone or iPad. The default (as you know) is Safari and I have not tried anything else - cheers. Not going there with any of my Win10 work setups..
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    OT but since I booked a frikkin pricey place for overlooking Piazza Navona for 5 weeks over October, am hoping Italy will be letting ‘health passport’ (vaccinated) people in by then. Maybe similar accommodations will be granted to healthy sailors by June, which must surely be the agreement with Bermuda.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    The ‘projection arrows’ were cool too, would have been very illustrative in for example the close-call on the last leg of ITA/GBR.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Here’s hoping, that data is basically the dynamite.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    The data that Dorox is pulling, does it include very-precise GPS coordinates at 10 times per sec? The (freely available) Race Data sets during the past 2 AC’s did include that data, the mark positions too. It made for extremely accurate COG and VMG calcs.
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    Bob Fisher

    I (like Rennie too) have his An Absorbing Interest book, it’s a brilliant treasure. Mildly funny anecdote.. There was an event held in San Diego at about the same time DZ sailed for the first time with its wing sail and I flew down there for it. RC had been knighted Sir Russ just a few days prior, LE was coming in for the event too. As a ‘joke’ the team had an enormous, long red carpet laid out down into the event for RC to make his entrance along. Some team members dressed up as royalty, queen-drag and all, waiting to Knight him. Around 100 of us were alongside the red carpet, outside the gold ropes that ran alongside while waiting to be let in. Bob Fisher arrived, undid the entrance rope, and marched with a big smile right down the middle of the red carpet, as if it was for him!
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    Bob Fisher

    Met him twice, once in San Diego and once in Valencia. What a great spirit! RIP
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    INEOS Team GB

    Been watching for the past 2 years but haven’t see it either. As you say, given the RM these boats have it must not be worth it and so not necessary to adjudicate.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Is their any collective sense here about who has used the most of their sail allocations? Is saving fresh sails for last a factor?
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    Team NYYC

    Curious too if it’s “real news” or not, maybe it’s just their target goal? Any test sessions will be hugely-hugely important for debugging the newly installed systems, if they go out for Races 1 and 2 fresh out of the box I seriously doubt they’d complete either Race! Here’s hoping... Would be good to see racing this weekend.
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    Prada Cup

    Today’s race live or a replay?
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    Team NYYC

    Yes, but reconfiguring a boat for a measurement takes time. Apparently foil changes, and whatever-all is involved with associated hydro systems, can take 2 to 3 days to sort. If conditions are higher-pressure this weekend than next weekend, and if the loser this weekend gets short on time to make a big switch, there’s a (small) chance AM could benefit.
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    Team NYYC

    If LR wins tonight against Ineos and Sunday gets blown out, maybe even Monday and Tuesday too, then are both teams disadvantaged by the Wed cert deadline for the (forecasted so far) lighter airs next weekend? It’s a smallish but still possible advantage to AM, given how they unlike the other two are not cert-frozen.