Boybland

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    Morioka, Japan
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  1. Boybland

    INEOS Team GB

    I see you "rounders" have now even started altering videos on sailing forums to support your whacky round earth theories!
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Given that people as a general rule aren't allowed up there during racing / sailing it makes sense to finish it with something super smooth and possibly actually slippery, it may be both to protect the surface and ensure nobody goes ass over tits when wandering around up on the cradle.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Yeah really highlights just how much more leverage the foil arm is getting when it's slung right out to windward!
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    My preference is definitely for competitors as commentators, it was awesome having people who actually knew what was going on, giving technical explanations and not bothering to try and to dumb it down for none sailors. We don't need layline and windward explained fourteen thousand times during every race! These are things interested people should learn themselves or perhaps be explained as filler when we are waiting for the wind to build or during other delays, nobody bothers to explain offsides or thrown ins during a soccer match.
  5. Boybland

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    They may just be using pieces from B1 on B2, all the other teams have gone this route. I would imagine ETNZ want to get some testing and performance numbers in B2 first, then retrofit B1 to as close as the new configuration as possible prior to any two boat testing. I seem to remember them doing something similar is previous events in the way back when.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Looking at the relatively small changes compared to the other teams and the fact they all moved closer to the Luna Rossa concept you could get the feeling LR was the quickest B1 by some margin... Basically if they weren't you would have thought they would move a little further from their current design.
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    Team NYYC

    Oh we all want to be that dad!
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    Team NYYC

    Oh I don't expect to have my own one ever... But there is an aweful lot of trickle room available above my pay grade!
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    INEOS Team GB

    So who is still in the basically one design like last time camp now? These things are freaking awesome!!!!!
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    Team NYYC

    They are building yachts that potentially will breaks 55 knots, can go to windward like a bitch and potentially carry multiple people around in relative comfort. I find it pretty inconcievable that people are looking at this and not seeing potential ways of using aspects of it in smaller cheaper options. I mean the teams literally just about built the trickle down designs for us with their test mules!
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    Team NYYC

    Pretty certain the foils have just been transplanted from Defiant. Foil and hull development are not really so connected this time round, mostly because of the tight limit on foils. I imagine all the final sets will come out as late as humanly possible!
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    Team NYYC

    ETNZ might currently be skegless, but the bustle belly may serve some of the same function of closing the gap. I have to say though, those skegs do make the hulls an elegant wine glass shape. Who thought at the start that these weird things would actually end up looking more elegant than most other current high performance racers!
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    Team NYYC

    Secondhand rims on a new car...
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Very World War One battleship dazzle camo there.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I dunno, most trans atlantic crossings are probably one or two very long runs for 90% of those 4 days. I doubt they would be tacking very often and it's not like they are going to be bumping into the bouundaries of the Atlantic in a hurry... I wasn't implying the actual AC75 though of course, more something similar, outfitted appropriately to carry it's small crew across.