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    ICEBERGS!

    But you get my humor..... Obviously American Magic or Ineos pre-Christmas....
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    ICEBERGS!

    AC36 foiler
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    AC 36 Winner Poll:

    Who will win the AC 36 Winner Poll poll ?
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    TVs / fans ruin AC

    Maybe one of these type of things .......
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    TVs / fans ruin AC

    My comment " Maybe the need to add in a middle distance race and an overnighter into the planned series " was a total joke (but I am sure you had that) - it was in reference to the TP 52 worlds when one owner boycotted the distance race (back when owners needed to drive some portion of the races) because the boats were "uncomfortable" offshore".....
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    TVs / fans ruin AC

    6-8 grinders to create hydraulic pressure is lame, big time lame. 6-8 grinders on a kite hoist with a big drum with a 2:45 ratio overdrive to pull up the kite in 4-6 seconds , while bringing a loaded guy back, snugging the downhaul and while trimming out the sheet is cool.....
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    TVs / fans ruin AC

    Observations from a my “beginner racing wife” who has sat through many campaigns , 2 European 52 tours, and has owned several cats and 49ers (not by her own decision).... 1. Prada looks beautiful 2. Wow they are fast ... 3. Is it over in leg one again? 4. They look really slow when they are are racing and not flying .... 5. Is this the next race? 6. Why are there only 3 sailors doing anything 7. What are the big lobster claws ? 8. Why don’t all the boats have two drivers it looks much faster.... 9. Why did they tack then bear away ? (She now says “cake or death “ at every weather rounding). 10. Why are there so few teams... 11. Why do they have out of bounds doesn’t that mess up the tactics? 12. What day does TNZ win again.....
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    TVs / fans ruin AC

    The races are so short so that they can fit the entire show in an exactly two hour window. Each race is 25 minutes long. Only 1 broadcast lasted more than 120 min.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Interesting that Reed said that air is channeled through the hull in the broadcast today.
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    TVs / fans ruin AC

    Maybe the need to add in a middle distance race and an overnighter into the planned series.
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    Prada Cup

    Dudes resting HR is likely in the 40s , that is as good as any 26 year old professional cyclist. 80 racing is like zero stress.
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    the JK

    JK https://www.sailingworld.com/racing/john-kostecki/
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    INEOS Team GB

    That would explain the 4 big exits both sides - thanks.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Thanks - So the water ballasted maxi I sailed on we discharged above the waterline why have them there ? Gravity vs. having a pump? Is the water discharged coming through the arms ? You certainly would not be pumping in... Just saw the other new thread - gravity fed cockpit drain apparently.
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    INEOS Team GB

    I tried to skim the thread for the answer so sorry if this has been asked 50,000 times before ..... Watching Ben’s interview last night after the race the vents under Ineos were really apparent. Have we found out what these are for ? I watched the footage of tacks and roundings and it does not appear that they are discharging water, what are they for?
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    Prada Cup

    I am giving real statistics for 16-18 year olds in a single US state not even NCAA. I could care less about football but I hope there are a lot of other feeds because that is not adding up to the millions of eyeballs promised .Tour de France measures on 15 minutes of viewership as an “impression” and they claim 1.2 billion impressions over 21 days.
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    Prada Cup

    Friday night Highschool football games in Texas get more viewers than that .... 120,000 watched the 2019 state championship alone.
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    Prada Cup

    I am kidding , the main clew alone is a thing of beauty.
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    Prada Cup

    If it defends the cup with a win it is a machine of beauty, but to me it looks like a ugly roto-molded hobie wave ....
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    Prada Cup

    They did not take Jimmy Savile”s and he was diddling kids , Ben is just losing boat races....
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    Prada Cup

    Gotta be the magnets ....
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    INEOS TO DO List if they want to start winning

    You forgot designer as well. Kind of like the people who write the checks at Oracle pointed out about Jimmy at the debrief after the last cup.
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    Prada Cup

    Love the huge $30,000 Panerai watch on Francesco , kind of like Julian Alaphilippe riding the TDF with a $168,000 Richard Mille on his wrist.
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    Prada Cup

    Shirley dropping “marginal gains” for Ineos - mantra and battle cry of Sky/Ineos cycling .... (we can overlook the TUE doping as part of that) .
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    Prada Cup

    Love the heart rate data on the feed - so the helm is at 57% max (60% is considered recovery) , so a super athletic dog walk at the most ....