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  1. agk470

    Foils fail.

    There appears to be more to them than you know may have been that you havnt asked them to do any.
  2. agk470

    Foils fail.

    Ive seen QI do destructive testing with my own eyes on multiple boards and yacht parts. why would they need to do it for large aircraft, they have a huge amount of expertise in carbon construction testing and fault finding.
  3. agk470

    Teams?

    The first foiling test boat was a converted ac45 strait board boat that was done during ac34. I believe they used it when the 72 was out of action. The second (T1) was a converted AC45 strait board also used within a year of ac34. And the third was another converted ac45 T2 launches just before the team moved to Bermuda. So they retrobuilt 3 yes. And one AC50. Quite a bit of difference when you reuse something you already own.
  4. agk470

    Teams?

    How many boats did artemis build new for ac35?
  5. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    It is likely that they will do more maneuvers to avoid boat for sure. But shouldn’t mean that the teams would be doing that up here now? Without another boat in sight? Seems impractable to do that rather learn the fastest VMG/VMC tacks and gybes Each team had a person flying the boat through the tacks and gybes that wasn’t the helm. You hear it in the comantary(my rake) meaning G2 was in control then (my wheel) meaning helm back in control. In a strait line I believe your right and it was only NZ that had Blair and Andy doing it but I know OR, AR, SBTJ and BAR all had grinder 2 staying to fly the new board.
  6. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    I can assure you that teams are doing foil tacks and gybes, some better than others but there are dry laps being sailed. why would you want to do fast sharp turns? they were actually terrible for VMG, the coast upwind was far superior as far as VMG and VMC is concerned just with the smaller foils and less righting moment in BDA meant that was pretty sketchy/inconsistent to do. also battery power has no bearing whatsoever on a tight turning arcs and most teams had a designated flight controller through tacks/gybes in BDA as well.
  7. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    ....Mic drop...
  8. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    What country won that again? isn’t that all that matters mr mfludder ;) legends. they all sailed really well. By all accounts was some great racing throughout the the whole fleet.
  9. 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.
  10. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    It’s on slingsby, newton and hurst’s Instagram. Thing looks bloody fast.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.