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  1. Eiar

    Boats and foils comparison

    Recall finals race 2 in the last cup - ETNZ took off sailed into a hole, Oracle caught up a 500m deficit on two short upbeat legs only to muck up a gyre and fall back 500m in one gibe straight line sped - getting up and staying up on foils all come into it but iat what level of priority given the much more variable conditions in Auckland - including tide can”t wait for two to line up in anger
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    Team NZ

    It does beg the question - can a non foiler or semi foiler beat a fully foiler upwind by sailing higher and slower in some wind speeds and sea state,, for example low wind lumpy sea state?
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    Team NZ

    Wonder if the boat is also designed for a quick recovery from a (occasional) capsize - in that case the black strip could still be some kind of fast self drainer or Ventura.... still no no sign of a boom - think this might be a further surprise with maybe an A cat style setup?
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    Team NZ

    And ps without the staunchions no hiking on that rail - maybe only the heads of helmsman and tactician sticking out?
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    Team NZ

    Any sign of a boom?
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    Wonder if pumping the main is going to be part of popping on foils in marginal conditions of say 5 knots... again a parallel with windsurf foiling?
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    Team NYYC

    The trend in foiling windsurf race boards like the starboard 177 is blunt bow wide and voluminous
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    Instead of comparison with yachts like RAN - would comparison with kite and surf foil shapes be more relevant? Race foilers tend to be wide flat and stubby = To me they look more like skimming stones or flying wings designed to stay airborne and being able to be canted to windward for height
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    dutch ac entry

    As sailor of cloggy descent still find it a shame they have not gone with a Flying Dutchman theme that could have international appeal for funding - the dark horse and pirate imago let alone the black magic mystique of the myth could have so many wonderful angles to base a team culture and funding around...
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    At normal speeds it would be depowering, but the holy grail not found yet would be for an inverted head to have a windward force benefit against the normal lean of a monohull, and possibly even reductions in drag in the rig and below the water in the foils - flat is fast...
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    ETNZ's Bat

    Still reckon “the Flying Dutchman“ will have a mystique and allure that no animal can beat - akin o the black magic of 1990?
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    dutch ac entry

    http:// https://www.google.com.au/search?q=flying+dutchman&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-au&client=safari#imgrc=Wnoe0uwEOIeRKM:
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    dutch ac entry

    Yep first challenge but long involvement in design dating back decades to Australia II and proud ancient pedigree in naval development - Flying Dutchman, anyone.
  14. In windsurfers the trend for light wind boards is short and very stubby - interestingly for foiling windsurfers too this is the trend - match this with a proportional large canting sailplan and you essentially have an oversized overscaled foiling dinghy not unlike a windsurfer very fast very skittish and very unstable but foiling up and downwind should be feasible - the atlas moth AC class? A and the holy grail of course again foiling tacks and gybes...
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    caption contest

    Put a basket under it seafood basket