Boybland

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  1. Boybland

    The new sailing twin skin setup

    There is one piece of pretty compelling evidence to suggest two people might be involved. On almost every boat the onboard audio has clear announcements to changes to the traveller almost every time. This would be neccesary if there was someone else (like the primary trimmer) who was required to immediately respond to the change. Almost none of the other trimmming calls seem to be announced except when it's a request asking for it to happen.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Ben gave Jimmy just enough rope to hang himself. Ben waggled the bum out in front of Jimmy, Jimmy saw the hook might be on, started to go for it and blew his numbers to the line before he realised it was basically a trap. The rest is history!
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    INEOS Team GB

    How about that time they changed the class of boat six months after everyone had actually started designing and building.... Oh yeah that was last time. How about that time the wind limits and racing rules were changed so much that they pretty much perfectly fitted the boat the defender had been designing for several years and clearly disadvantaged the eventual challenger... Oh yeah that was the time before that. Intentionally or otherwise and for a variety of reasons the defender always has an advantage. Not least of which is that they are extremely unlikely to ever make changes even in an emergency that are likely to disadvantage themselves.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Actually what if you maintained windward heel and a solid deck / tramp? Shouldn't you be able to effectively endplate the rig if you had the right shaped hulls or at the very least force the air up over the windward hull and onto the rig instead of under the boat. I wonder how closely they need to be aligned given the gunwales of an AC75 are pretty far from the bottom of rig already.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    To be honest having a rule that might rule out a simple single flap is a pretty dumb idea in the first place. It's a bit like not allowing a single jib car on a single full width track. Making it complicated for no other reason than to make it comlicated... LR wanted to see people pull on ropes and adjust things like in the ye olden days.
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    I was impressed at just how much more interesting he was when he was talking about sails. What he was saying in that interview is literally exactly the kind of stuff I persoanlly want to hear while watching yacht racing. It's really the same for any sport for me, the better the insights from the commentator the better it is to watch. I firmly believe that sailing has so much down time between races and during delays etc... there are hours and hours when the dumbed down explanations can happen. During racing just give us the good stuff ken!
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    AC75 class rule and interpretations

    Someone clearly didn't like Luna Rossa's clean look.
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    The new sailing twin skin setup

    He definitely becomes far more interested and animated when the conversation turns to the technical aspects of sails doesn't he! He should start talking technical like that when he's commentating, stop trying to dumb it down bring new fans to sailing in general and start trying to bring in new America's Cup fans that already understand sailing.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    There was a query in the list of interpretations posted about using a code zero on the foresail halyard. I didn't click through to see the result was.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    I honestly think Auckland harbour and the surrounding gulf are variable enough that anybody serious about winning the AC match Defender or Challenger is going to have to have some pretty good alround performance. 4 days before up until the last day of racing is almost 3 weeks. You might get away with being optomised for a couple of knots less to account for prevailing conditions, but your still going to have to cover the majority of the range and your definitely going to have to be able to lift off in about 8 to 10 whatever foils you choose regardless of what phase of the event your in. The biggest advantage to the defender is simply time, they don't have to build that last set until they have another 3 weeks or so more data than the challengers do.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Actually I was responding to one stupid comment with another one, this is Sailing Anarchy... But now your here... What launch vehicle was that? I'm genuinely curious as I'm really not aware of a UK built launch vehicle used any time recently. As for launching from the UK itself, it's pretty similar to New Zealand as far as the way the earth rotates and I know there were plans for UK launches a few years ago but they were shelved so it's no just the location preventing it. As for why I said, well that is obvious if you read back to the implication by the other poster that. A: Space programs are somehow linked to America's Cup campaigns. B: New Zealand doesn't have one. As for the first one, funnily enough the New Zealand space program is far closer to the AC than anyone else's given the materials the rocket bodies are made of and where the production capability for that in New Zealand largely comes from. The second one is just flat out wrong.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Ahh that makes perfect sense.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    I'm just surprised we are not seeing anything in general on the back of the arms. They are a huge thing that creates masses of drag yet the trailing edges all seem to be remarkably simple and at first glance pretty much the same on all boats. Looking at ETNZ's solution they are clearly given a fair bit of leeway here so it's surprising we aren't seeing much variation. Strangely I couldn't actually find how far back the trailing edged is allowed to go when looking at the rule (just glanced through) but they have to have a symetrical cross section relative to the arm. and your allowed 6 total (3 sets probably as the arms are asymetrical). The attached diagram looks to show a trailing edge larger than anything except the lower part of the ETNZ solution.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Before you get to far along your "it's not rocket science" argument it might be worth noting... The last time the U.K. put a rocket in orbit was 1971 and they had to launch it from Australia. New Zealand is throwing something into orbit from a commercially operated spaceport every couple of months these days.
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    INEOS Team GB

    If your running on the same tack for 10 hours like an IMOCA I'm pretty sure there are a number ways of recovering sufficient charge for the next turn. Heck they could have an electric emergency drive system that used the same batteries that were charged by regening off the prop when you need it to.