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  1. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    hmm. really shows how blind you lot are towards the one team. it wasnt a secret then and still isnt. It was mentioned in lots of interviews in AC35 and again in SGP. NO was asked about his starting method and he said he was just getting back into the software they developed in 35. I think it still is an Artemis Technologies product. just enter your course area, polars and you can have it for a fee. I wouldnt be surprised at all to see it on a few of the AC teams as it appears to be a weapon of a package.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    cant be that good, Its strait out of AC35 and those boats are all crap except ETNZ according to some (joking)
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    the F50 video you have posted there is a mixed crew, Nathan Outteridge, Luke Parkingson (kyle or Iain, draper (Unsure) and cant find the details) Sam Newton and Ky Hurst, they were the commissioning team that was released in an interview with ky i think. and quite sure that was day 2 or 3 from memory. each team had 2 weeks, split with a second team, Tom has confirmed this in multiple interviews. the boats were commissioned first with the above crew so no one was meant to get an advantage during commissioning. October was to be commissioning then november through december was to be teams training. fair call on ETNZ, i thought that they sailed with the 45 boards for quite a while after damaging the 50 boards strait up on day 1?
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    they teams have said that they had to share the yachts in NZ and only had 2 weeks so put in maintenance days and bad weather they had max 5 days, and then sydney the boats were all staggered on the water not sailing all together on each day, they were not allowed to sail wednesday afternoons and saturday/sundays so out of your 3 weeks thats a possible 13.5 days and they didnt sail everyday so yeah mate simple maths says that would have been around 18.5 days available, now the video you showed obviously isnt a race day so theres another 2 days off so yep say a max 16.5 days. I cannot 100% confirm but all the original videos i saw of the ETNZ sailing the AC50 they did not have the centre pod fairing on so i'm not sure your so accurate there but i cannot say that for fact so have to take your word. also still doesnt show a gybe. ha. (joking i know it shows a foil tack)
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    again comparing apples and oranges there champ. team Australia's what 15 something day in the yacht, and ETNZ what? not to mention you didnt actually post an ETNZ VMG gybe, it was a kiwi(mexican). I agree though it wasnt one of the best gybes thats for sure, but impressive catch of the foils, with minimal touchdown.
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    Team NZ

    The flex will 99% be in the arm itself, it looks like ally box section. Oil compression within the body of those 2 cylinders doing the work would be minute if at all. Guessing they would be running 5k-10k psi to lift that 1T load so there could be expansion in the hoses leading to the cylinder but that’s negated by putting the manifold on the cylinder and using hard lines instead. I think it’s simply the ally arm they are using. Looks awesome. Great to see a few designers from AC35 moving around teams. Nice work ETNZ
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    SailGP - Sydney Inaugural Regatta

    Ive not once said they look cool, IMHO they are slightly lighter on the aero package as we dont see and middle pod fairings any more(they were cool), and they have the similar artemis DB case fairing, the rear is similar but the noticable difference is the front on shots where you see the width extended through the DB being wider and that looks mean. I actually dont think they look that different than in BDA, and i thought Artemis looked the clesnest but ETNZ looked bad ass in BDA, I think they missed the opportunity with SGP, AUS, JPN and CHN stand out i think the others look rather plain considering. I do care about top speed but also understand VMG and VMC. If you actually look into the detail and data in BDA ,for example, the best tacks were often artemis as they usually had the best VMC with the big slow turn and upwind glide, where as SBTJ, OR and ETNZ did alot more of the snap tacks that looked awesome but usually they had to come out low on course to establish flow but meant getting to speed faster, this does not mean all boats but ETNZ were going the wrong way faster mate. Its actually quite well established that ETNZ were faster in a strait line as the had boards with a larger elbow and more down sweep which converts to speed and i know for a fact that 3 teams were rushing to change the horizontal part of the board (30% of original board once if i remember correctly) just prior to the LV to try and catch the slippery kiwi's. by the way what are you calling the wrong direction? as you keep saying over and over? "and ive always said that. ETNZ either had consistent 100% flytime laps through almost every race of the LV Challenger Final and Cup match.Those are also facts." - I actually think you dont quite understand the meaning of fact, facts are something you actually back up, In the qualifier round i can think of at least 3 races that they didnt 100% fly so that not almost every, FACTS out of what 10 races they lost 2, they lost 2 won 5 in the semi finals(one capsize) and they lost 2 won 5 in the final, and only lost 1 won 8 in the Cup proper. lets do some FACTS. So 33 races sailed, and won a staggering 26(bloody awesome) that accounts for 7 losses and presumably(speculation) that the losses would be non 100% foilers, there for they were at 78% give or take assuming that they were 100% for every win. now if you want to talk final and cup only then lets do the fun fact thing again, 23 races sailed won again a staggering 18 so thats exactly 78% again, so Fact is Almost every race( in your world is 78%, ) maybe you almost understand everything i just said so give or take 22% went over your head ill let it slide. and one more point and this isnt saying that your wrong but maybe you can somewhat consider that a professional team that had 2/3 years training for said 33 races(on the back of 34) probably should have had some 100% fly times in 35. as should had the other 5 teams, with the talent of the other teams in 35 with 2/3 years training full time also not mastering 100% fly times and some teams didnt even get 1 race full flying how would one expect new teams to go strait into full 100% fly races? maybe wussel did hype it up too much and the poor guys racing the boats just couldnt get there, but look how bloody awesome guys like Phil, billy and dylan went having never sailed an AC50 let alone an F50 and only having somewhat 2/3 weeks in the boat. and also you know Phil is a kiwi right? ad going off your general ranting how bloody good everything kiwi is(excluding russel and core) shouldnt you be eating his ass as much as you do anything ETNZ? just saying.
  8. agk470

    SailGP - Sydney Inaugural Regatta

    Pretty sure I’ve proven you wrong multiple times there old china. Just saying. Not everything you say is true. From your posts most comments are opinions, generalization and speculation. And quite often cannot back anything you say with facts when questioned. Still havnt said what ETNZ’s top speed was or how man races from any boat were 100% fly time but continue to say that if they arnt 100% fly time it’s a failure. And they arnt better than the AC50’s? Again opinion and speculation. Nil facts.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    RM equals speed that is known fact so unless the DB have a cavitation point under 50 knts (and they wouldnt on the small boards(although i cannot confirm this) then they will push through 50, the drag of the wing will start to slow them as it did in AC35 but added RM in the boat should mean less inversion needed to achieve the same so less aero drag at the top of the wing. seems like a simple thing to me. For all the garbage and talking down the ETNZ fan boys claim no one seems to have any idea of a top speed. so obviously no one knows guys in the team enough to ask. agree we will see over the next few months what the boats can produce.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    "But given no AC team leaked their practice speeds (for obvious reasons) why do you think they didn't hit similar? I mean this boat is using OTUSA inferior Wing gear..." pretty simple really. the boards are 150mm outside sheer now with a much more opened angle elbow, so quite alot more righting moment, and rudder differential to 7 degrees up from 3 at the cup. again that a significant increase in righting moment, I'm no rocket scientist but combining more righting moment of DB with more righting moment of RD would equal ability to power up significantly more and get the big girl hauling towards 50knts. I see no reason the athletes would need to lie about the speeds, they are all just competitive nutters that want to push so seeing tom, kyle, sam, ky, presti and jason all posting the stoke of doing 49.7 and how disappointed they didnt hit 50 seems pretty legit to me. not to mention i know for a fact the 4 protectors couldnt keep up and they top out at 48knts. the wing seemed fine in AC34 when it beat ETNZ and the AC50 oracle wing was a smaller and more refined version of that, was it better than ETNZ, maybe not, maybe was. was the wing the deciding factor? maybe not maybe was, you would need all the VPP of wing and boards and platform aero to see what made the difference, probably was a good combination of it all that made ETNZ faster and possibly sailing skills also, but its speculation to assume the wing on either was better, I'd rather ask glen and kyle.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    you can see the video on the sailgpaus instagram also
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    adjective comparative adjective: faster 1. moving or capable of moving at high speed. what was ETNZ or any teams top speeds that we know? Artemis openly got 47. something, ETNZ? OTUSA? SBTJ? was it faster than 49.7knts? if so it was faster than the current F50 if it wasn't then it is slower than a F50. seems relitivly simple even for you. So your assuming that coutts was saying faster around a course? is that fact or speculating, i take it he wants them to be faster as his statement says, might have already achieved the design brief? I dont know and havnt asked coutts his exact meaning but seems he is alot smarter than most as he sits in a 10+ million dollar house and most of us do not so maybe saying ''significantly faster than the AC50's" he has covered his ass both ways so now your saying you cannot get info from the place you get your info from? and that you dont need to ask questions about it because you can get the information from the place you cannot get information from now? so if you cannot get information and you dont ask questions to the right people why are you still commenting as if you know what your talking about? as clearly you do not by nothing other than your own statements. this might be a shock to you I'm not gullible rather well informed being in the industry. Also your not answering the questions that you seem to know alot about by your information from the site you cannot get information from. "Only because i cannot be assed to go back through and most of you muppets have nothing better to do but knock it do anyone have the top speed of the cup or training from AC35? I thought Artemis pulled the highest official speed in the LV at 47. something. what was the cups quickest? or ETNZ training? quite interested to know so as we can judge if the F50 is faster. so far the F50 has done 49.7knts so this passes any top speeds from the LV series. that appears to be a step up from the AC50 is it not?" and ''also how many boats actually got 100% fly time during the LV and Cup? my memory was probably 8-10 races saw full 100% fly time by at least 1 boat, most of which i thought were ETNZ and Artemis. It very well could have been more i just cannot exactly remember, i know someone on here will make some wild statement saying ETNZ did every race at 100% ha. would be interesting know know the actual stats, seeing as though a few here think every boat every race should be 100% fly time or its a failure. ''
  13. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    They have been out there and raced, 6 boats racing last Thursday, and from where i was watching the teams are all still getting used to the systems and boats, saw some bloody good foil tacks and most foiling gybes but when it went bad it was pretty bad. Making an educated guess id say teams will commit to touch and go tacks as they appear to be more consistent and often faster (VMG/VMC) anyways. Only because i cannot be assed to go back through and most of you muppets have nothing better to do but knock it do anyone have the top speed of the cup or training from AC35? I thought Artemis pulled the highest official speed in the LV at 47. something. what was the cups quickest? or ETNZ training? quite interested to know so as we can judge if the F50 is faster. so far the F50 has done 49.7knts so this passes any top speeds from the LV series. that appears to be a step up from the AC50 is it not? also how many boats actually got 100% fly time during the LV and Cup? my memory was probably 8-10 races saw full 100% fly time by at least 1 boat, most of which i thought were ETNZ and Artemis. It very well could have been more i just cannot exactly remember, i know someone on here will make some wild statement saying ETNZ did every race at 100% ha. would be interesting know know the actual stats, seeing as though a few here think every boat every race should be 100% fly time or its a failure. For someone who get all his information from youtube its amazing you were in the room when the design brief was spoken about. amazed that you know exactly what the design brief was, is there a link to that for youtube? Word has it they were using auto flight system strait out of the box (i believe someone here has posted on here) so maybe that explains it? all the video i saw from auckland was a huge amount of crashes whilst they were learning like the rest of the teams. They just learnt better and quicker than the rest and or had a boat with superior foil control systems and wing systems to enable better tacks and gybes and good on them for doing it and getting there that quickly.
  14. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Or your “it’s not happening” quotes for months on end. And the no press conference so it’s not happening. Your constant bagging of something you know little about is getting old. You had a chance to get up to Northport to see the boats in action they were in a free public boat yard up there you could have asked all the question you would have liked to. They sailed from the port yes but setup and pack up was a normal yard. Your on the outside speculating constantly about something you know nothing about and have no idea what it’s like to sail on, you and many others expect so much should be free to watch, hows about you stop being tight asses and spend some $$$. It’s really not that hard. If you don’t want to then it’s your choice and stop whining like little bitches. The boats are extremely hard to sail on made look easy by the great teams that were in the last cup training for more than 2 years on similar boats. Guys like the Poms, China, France and USA are doing incredibly well just to get them up and ripping. Credit where credit is due.