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  1. Don't call it a Comeback

    I watched the vids also and I didn't catch any meaningful pumping done by mainsheet either. BUT: What if the pumping is done by "racking" as in Hobie 16 you yank the windward stay? If I recall correctly this was exspecially banned in the class rules. This technique would not have been show on the videos I looked at. The movement of the stay would not have to be very big to achieve meaningful movement at masttop. I would presume the loads are HUGE and it is technically very hard to achieve. I also dont know if the force cretated would cause forward movement. Those pumping claims sound like booksellers to me.
  2. Well, compared to this disaster, Tin Can actually did quite well.
  3. Artemis?

    The straight hull with the buyoancy on the low part of the hull and relatively flat bottom makes Artemis look sitting low in the water and draggy. Its probably a semi-foiler concept and the flat areas are needed for planing and the straight hull for planing earlier. Also the daggersboards are well front, wich indicates a semifoiler too. The main beam is a forward V because of the foil postition.
  4. espo is a dick

    And we care because......?