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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. Never even seen a C scow but Harken have. http://www.harken.com.au/DeckLayout.aspx?id=46471
  2. Cone.
  3. ?? Looked to me like ETNZ pulled the pin twice. In the first, after they nearly lunched it at 12:20 and AR caught them. In the second when AR pulls out, looks to me like they cross ETNZ in the background already head to wind. I will have to go back and see if I can pick the mark rounding, but ETNZ may have an edge upwind and gets ground down downwind in those vids. Who knows what the real situation is. Love the wing only stuff tho. Looks like a big A.
  4. Flair?
  5. Might have to explain that to our non league playing posters.
  6. AR matt black wing? Which one is it
  7. If you are changing the angle of attack for lift, wouldn't the board be curved front to rear rather than helical. Helical to me implies changing lateral resistance as the board goes up and down. Guess there is no reason why it can't be both. They certainly have appeared to be well on the right side of the speed/handling line so far.
  8. Few more match racing videos up from 16 May. OR quicker than SBJT twice AR quicker than GTF (best foiling tack by AR at about 5:15 I have seen any team do) ETNZ quicker than GTF
  9. From the commentary, I was wondering if I was watching a different video. To me LBAR looked very competitive with ETNZ (about the same speed or slightly faster) but not as neat turning the corners. I hope ETNZ are still using old foils or this is may not be pretty.
  10. Now that is what I have been waiting to see. Nice.
  11. Apparently yes. Looks like they need a set of peddles on the bowsprit tho. Having troubles keeping the windward kinked lightwind foil out of the water upwind when archimedian. Nice to see them trying a few different things in the light. May have a significant effect in some races if the forecasts are correct (or will foiling first win it in the light stuff).
  12. Artemis seem to have figured out how to sail stably (albeit a long way out of the water) with all 4 foils down = good control in turns. They also seem to have a bit more articulation in wing than OR. At 2:07, hugh camber in lower section, possibly negative camber in top section, reconfigures at 2:12, then smokes OR on the reach. OR breaks down about 2:45.
  13. Thats not really a useful timing for the impact of a tack or gybe. Far more useful is windward foil down to new windward foil up. Different teams will have different processes, the crew position doesn't neccessarily reflect how fast the boat is tacking, a team could easily send the first guy across 20 seconds before the tack and the performance hit would be pretty negligible, but if it saved them several seconds of having two foils in the water the gains would be quite significant. Noted. Many ways to measure. I don't see why they would send someone across until they absolutely had too (more RM). Surely board up/down completely controllable from both sides (ie no need to send someone early). My thinking was that it just a clearly definable start/end point. Will have a look a couple of board down/ups when next viewing.
  14. Well based on a few videos, ETNZ appears to be playing in the same ball park as the others. No blinding speed shown, no supreme board/wing control, but up there. ETNZ complete tacking/gybing 5-10 secs slower based a very small sample. Bring on the racing foils.
  15. Noted, but it is shot from a long way off and they are not that far apart = relatively small parrallex error