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    AC36 CLASS RULE

    Whether the maths scales up or not in reality will be interesting. No surrogates will not answer that.
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    AC36 CLASS RULE

    2 posts on this thread in 8 weeks! I hate to say it but I have a feeling that the front page article has some merit. I still struggle to believe these things will work, and I have been playing with foils for over 20 years. overcomplex rules are never a good starting point.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Would it be more meaningful if he was asking dad if he was rooting for Rothmans or Tokio? Or for Flyer or NCB?
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    ClubSwan 36

    Wouldn't two straight daggerboards do the same job? Or actually, if there was enough lateral area to the keel fin, wouldn't that do the job? Add a trim tab if you want to and that would be far simpler. The foil case must take up the entire interior.
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    Gonet Monofoil

    There are safety requirements, but not ones that meet any standards required for any other racing. AVSwc is just an example.
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    Gonet Monofoil

    Dog watch, true, but the same can be said of any 23 footer. The question is whether the quant can be scaled up. The AC75 doesn’t need to meet any safety rules, which is why they can remove the keel entirely and put the ballast in the foils (AVSwc must be way below basic minimum), so apparently can scale up. The interesting thing will be if a keel boat can fly scaled up. Not that I ever see it becoming mainstream due to the huge cost and complexity relative to a normal toy.
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    Gonet Monofoil

    Dog watch, to me the question then is why 3 times the weight and only 1m longer? if you want a fully foiling monohull the quant approach seems a relatively simple solution. What is the Gonet solution trying to prove/achieve that is different from the Quant?
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    Gonet Monofoil

    Looks like a complicated version of the Quant 23
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    ClubSwan 36

    Can’t imagine Juan accepting someone else came up with the idea first! Or being willing to pay the patent! Suspect it is something different to try and prove he knows better.
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    ClubSwan 36

    50 was originally priced at €850k minus sails. If what is said here is true, that price has doubled. I hear the 36 does have something sticking out the side. Should be a bargain!!
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    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    There should be an announcement any minute now
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    New imoca boats

    Basalt fibre I suspect. 100% recyclable, Similar thermal properties to carbon, so good for tooling, but similar Modulus as e-glass.
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    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    The welsh also tend to hide downs pits
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    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    ABN Amro Too held the 24 hour record for a while as it was the stronger boat and the boys could push it harder than the rest of the fleet could. We don’t know if any of the 70s would have beaten this in the same conditions or if they would need to back off to stay in one piece. Straight line and on paper the 70 is clearly faster and the brief for both designs expected that. The ability to push harder and keep your foot down is the unknown factor that Nico is probably best qualified to answer.
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    VOR AUCTION - OPPORTUNITIES LOST & STILL THERE?

    Modify the 65 as suggested would cost far too much. New deck, New mast, New keel, increased RM means new deck gear. You are looking at over €2m easily per boat for something that is already an old design. Then play fools and systems and you have spent another €1m. Add new sails and you aren’t too far off the cost of a new build.