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    Team NYYC

    This is my favorite pic from this bummer day... helming from the low side - photo has been corrected to level the horizon as they launch upward...
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    Team NYYC

    NZL is sponsored by McDonalds but at the request of AM brought pizza to the tow in .... funny to see a good natured sponsorship joke .
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    Team NYYC

    it took them 8 days to transfer parts, that is a lot of stuff to commission Patriot.
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    Team NYYC

    Chatting with some of the boys, we are thinking through this, all those planning , design, management, shipping logistics and sailing hours for what , three years. If you do a linear timeline they all stop at the point that the runner failed or someone did not do their job of release as they were looking down course. Also interesting is that they did a tack/bear-away with the main trimmer and helm on the low side...
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    Team NYYC

    I think most people are overlooking this, if they stripped parts off of Defiant to build Patriot, and now need to replace all the electronics alone, that will be a big task.
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    Prada Cup

    Yup, last time i saw that it was done on CAM at Copa. Not good
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    Prada Cup

    Juan Vila is INEOS weather guy ? I think he has a couple Volvo and two cup wins as navigator and weather specialist. INEOS seem to have sailors actively sailing the conditions not just going fast until the edges come up.
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    Prada Cup

    My wife of over 20 years who has lived through and sat on powerboats for Olympic campaigns, AC, European circuits, F50s just looked up from her book and asked , “Prada is a good looking boat, so what is up with the lobster claws...?”
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    Prada Cup

    I thought that was Bradley Wiggins ...
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    Prada Cup

    Please don’t make me post the videos of the F50s all self destructing 30 min before the start in NYC with just 20 knots of wind - this continued Cat discussion is just lame.
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    Team NYYC

    Well written , I was thinking something similar but in the end this is where my thoughts went. Russel may be the real deal.
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    Prada Cup

    Opposite directions 180 degrees from each other, zero meters separation on the same ladder ring..... gross.
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    Prada Cup

    In longer races you take less risks , keep the dog on the leash/chain and avoid any messes. In short races you may not have that option especially if the other team is backed into a corner , if you don’t have boat speed , you better let the dog off the chain...his words not mine.
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    Prada Cup

    The first observation is great and reminds me of a coaching clinic I was at with Hutchinson. He said: 1. In college racing and short/constrained course racing 90% is protecting the right side and last starboard (granted different boats than what we were being coached) 2. You have to control the start since so few races in short courses are won from behind. 3. Know when to keep the dog on the leash and when to let it off, in most short course racing, you have to let the dog off the leash or you will get eaten. These races are only 20 minutes long, so I thought is was interesting to see how things played out in race 1.
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    Team NYYC

    Thanks so much for this informative sailing post. I am almost as excited about this as the fact that in the UAE as of 2021 you can not longer kill your wife or daughter as long as you can prove it is an "honor killing" (new law in late 2020, seriously) and get away with a different standard of justice.... Or Sir Jim pushing Brexit and then moving out of the UK. Can we stick to sailing or do we need to pollute these threads as well.