enigmatically2

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  1. enigmatically2

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Hardly an original manoeuvre, in boats with spinnaker's they were just called drop-tacks. Not as fun as gybe-drop-tacks. Common anywhere with tide, e.g. solent
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    AC TV Coverage

    If the lines are orthogonal to the wind to then it's accurate and reflects shifts, otherwise it is garbage. I understand the difficulties of doing that, hence why I don't miss it. Watching day 1 again btw I can see some big distortions in the numbers. Forex UK measured more TWS than LR, even when to get were both on right etc. So part of the differences we are seeing is actually just differences in the sensor or its location. VMG was consistently higher on one tack or gybe than the other. This could well be due to wind twist with height, but with the height of these masts that's quite a distortion. So comparing figures can be dangerous
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    INEOS Team GB

    Live the tack round up and tacks in the AM race btw. Smooth and confident
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    Team NYYC

    But actially just rewatched and the yt coverage says UK has higher average speed upwind and downwind
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    Team NYYC

    But alchy was suggesting that IK were slower on average despite having more wid. So that doesn't fit with your thesis. Not slower on the same wind, but slower in the wind they had. I'd also note that at the start it was 10-11 kts. And they visually pulled away after the first tack. So if they are quicker in anything above 10kts it doesn't leave a very big window to lower limit, even assuming they are slower in that
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    Prada Cup

    An offshore breeze due to pressure helps a sea breeze start and strengthen, it doesn't fight it
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    Team NYYC

    But that doesn't make sense, UK having more wind wouldn't help them win if they are still slower, UNLESS they get better VMG. And the only time they are near they seem to have. UK weren't tacking on headers they were tacking to protect RHS so must be better VMG
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    Remember they are not allowed any measurement on the state of the boat either so he is not following the dot. It could be he is looking at video cams though. That's allowed. The way the rules are it would be clear if there any violation of this for auto trim unless it were a deliberate and massive cheat. And if you are suggesting that then you are talking bollocks
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    INEOS Team GB

    F1 approach - penalise them 10s on each of the races so far Hell be generous, make it 20s
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    That is what I suspect - the inner wheel perhaps, but i ddn't know there was evidence of others doing the same. What have you seen?
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    The main cannot move up and down the traveller except for as a result of direct manual instruction. If Bleddyn is not doing it, someone else is
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    INEOS Team GB

    Yeah the time is a pisser. At the moment I am just looking in the morning, but if we get through from Prada to AC my work life is going to be screwed, because I'll have to set a 3am alarm. Probably also means the spare room as well as I don't think my wife would be keen
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    Either someone else covers it during tacks, or we have found out what the inner wheel is for
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    Prada Cup

    Predictions for tomorrow? Yes I know the winds will be lighter, but I think LR and UK will win, leaving AM 0-3 and in an unhappy place.. I know much/most of their loss was poor tactics and that can change overnight, but they looked down on VMG to me
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    INEOS Team GB

    Because sail hardware only includes components for "pre-tensioning", not for ""adjusting" like an outhaul I guess