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  1. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    His posts has the boat built in a tent and the wing. Maybe still bolting her together? So looks like using Rome’s for the week.
  2. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    It’s on slingsby, newton and hurst’s Instagram. Thing looks bloody fast.
  3. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    47.2knts. Team Australia pushing it hard. Looked like that speed was on a reach not on a bear away and in 16knts of wind. Highly likely that they will blast through the 50knts. How awesome is this going to be. China and USA have finished their training and by all accounts were sailing dry laps so looking good for racing fans.
  4. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    You said the F50-GP50 wouldn’t happen. Guess that’s one thing. im almost certain oracle learnt a lot from NZ in both of the last 2 cups. All teams learn from all teams. No different to any sport. We all learnt from different teams last time.
  5. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Not entirely sure where you get that comment from " The general consensus from those who matter is the AC75 is a big step up from the 50's last time" as only 50% of the people talking in that video sailed on an AC50 and maybe look at 0:25 to see petes thoughts "It Could Step up on last time, It COULD step up on what the 50's could do" no one said its a big step up. there will 100% be more crew work in regards to the sails up/down trimming a zero etc which i think will be awesome, but no where does anyone say its a big step up. if you had any idea of what it involved in timing etc to get a 50 around a course you may respect what the guys did over there, I have huge respect for the new boat and cant wait to see them send it. I don't think Bertelli will be worried at all so don't agree with that I think he has done no different to what larry did going to cats, just another billionaire wanting a boat to go his way as he should. no complaints here. going to be awesome to see both. On another note the few sneak peek from Insta coming out looks like USA is up there and some of AUS guys looking at the insta stories. and seems like the new boat is performing well, boards look mean similar to NZ with much wider elbow and more S in the vertical, obviously getting away from the rule they can kick her outboard all they want. And word from USA says the magicians lit it up with the test boat getting very high numbers day one.
  6. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    you dead set must be kidding, surely your not that stupid,,,,,, surely. i know 1 guy that may not make it to the worlds but im sure the pay packet at the 50's wont worry him I know that the AC effects multiple classes by people having to choose it over other sailing. why is it any different? stop to think of it like this... what is your job? has it ever effected your ability to compete in a sailing regatta that you do not get paid to do? going off your logic here If answer is yes than your job is negatively effecting sailing events therefor should be stopped. does your boss ever check with your local sporting commitments before arranging work on a given day that clashes? going off your logic here If answer is yes than your boss is negatively effecting sailing events therefor clearly doesnt give a shit about your sporting commitments. The people sailing these boats CHOOSE to do so as it is their job, Its how they pay their mortgages off, put food on the table for their families pay for the Christmas holidays, If that clashes with 20 events the holy shit welcome to LIFE!! sailing for a very long time has been a shitfight with classes clashing, you choose a class and sail it, pretty simple, Its another awesome sailing event, you lemons just dont get it.
  7. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    No i've actually been sailing a real boat and getting involved in a foiling 50ft cat circuit. not sitting there doing FA on a computer. September? i cant remember putting a date on it but i seem to remember you have nothing better to do than troll on here so i'm sure you'll find the post. Its happening so best get ready for it.
  8. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    My understanding is Artemis are out, and a Japanese team and Chinese team are going to take the last 2 boats. my guess is USA - rome kirby UK - giles scott or Leigh Mcmillan France - frank cammas or billy besson Japan - nathan outteridge chinese - pete burling or jason Waterhouse australia - tom slingsby
  9. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Ok so back to this. Let’s put $$$ aside it’s obvious I won’t get you guys to see the other side here. And I 100% see your point. NZ isn’t the only place where this happens by the way. Over here in Aussie land isn’t that dissimilar Answers to the other parts of my reply? Again you honed In on one part then have gone off on a tangent. Care to comment on the other points?
  10. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    But the guys playing for the all blacks and super rugby teams are getting paid quite adequately. So your comparing apples to oranges. They can earn a great living playing super rugby then the bonus is the all blacks. No one plays only all blacks. Agreed national pride is very strong there as it should be. How many any of those rugby guys do you think would hang around if there only paycheck was the few tests a year and the World Cup year? And in that year the all blacks asked them to play for less? How many would be able to afford to live? To setup for a future? get a home loan? Have enough job security to start a family etc? Not a balanced argument really. The super rugby is one of the best comps to play in but a lot have to leave to set themselves up.
  11. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Mate your having a lend arnt you? Whats say LE offers double what TNZ does, what does Pete do? curious as to what your thoughts are here. and who threw in the towel? sponsors or team owners appear to have left to me leaving athletes without teams to be able to compete, well estblished teams joined the cup cycle and there isn't room for all the guys from last cup. some guys were able to jump, some are still trying to get sponsors to do the cup, Frank as you said is trying to find funding for a French team Slingsby has been reported to be trying to find funding for an Australian team Outteridge and Percy seem to be trying to convince TT to go again. If these guys cannot find the funding to join the cup why wouldn't they join an awesome world circuit in boats that they all loved? what Trophy have they bought? LE appears to have a trophy and these bloody good sailors will compete for it on a world circuit. this is happening mate like it or not and i wouldn't be so sure that Pete and Blair wouldn't look seriously at it. the cup isnt the be all end all for everyone champ.
  12. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    I would imagine they would still be on retainer but there doesnt seem to be anything actually saying who is signed. No press release so I’d imagine they will start talks after Volvo. I have heard that burbling has been offered a team if he wants it. I wouldn’t expect he would take it but surely Russel would have hit him up. I’m sure a lot more will come out soon. I heard one team is out will be interesting to see what comes of that.