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  1. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Your 100% correct he is a duel national as far as a passport goes but I’m pretty sure japan makes you give up any other passport at a certain age so you actually cannot hold 2 there. Think it’s 25. and your correct in saying that it may have been an easier route for him to take but doesn’t change the FACT that he has aligned himself through the bureaucratic system that is world sailing that he is in FACT a Japanese sailor. right or wrong it’s the system for our sport so changing nations isn’t meant to happen whenever it suits a sailor to get a selection. This has been the case many many times through Olympic sailing where you have multiple top athletes for one country you can’t just up and change country when you miss selection. so again FACT is Leo runs a Japanese flag on his back and RNZYS Have chosen him as one of the helms. I highly rate Leo. he is a magnificent upcoming star of our sport will be a total superstar. Doesn’t change the fact that when it suits the kiwi mafia he is “our sailor” but he had for his own reasons chosen Japan over NZ. fact enough?
  2. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    So Leo representing Japan at the upcoming olympics doesn’t make him Japanese? And by sailing with Team Japan in sailGP he hasn’t declared his nationality to World Sailing as Japanese. Interesting. I thought that would have been facts, but obviously doesn’t fit your narration.
  3. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Why would the RNZYS choose a Japanese athlete to represent New Zealand’s most prestigious yacht club. Seems a little un-new Zealand to me. Not so team Tuff.
  4. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    There is not a lot going on in between those ears of yours is there champ. This is all too good, Best thing to happen in 2020. SailGP get another 5 - 6 great sailors and a great team to enter it, The cup is still going ahead and you have been proven wrong again, and can only conjure up that reply and ignore the rest as usual because you can't argue when its correct. Oh its a beautiful day for Yachting.
  5. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    That may be difficult when there is only one cup team in Sailgp. And that would be Ineos. The kiwi team appears to not have Team NZ associated with it. Hopefully they are as they are great team for the sport but doesn’t appear so. As for all your other million comments did you listen to the interview at the launch? Quote Blair “ some of the best sailors in the world are there...well most of the best sailors in the world are there...” so how is it your idols think that it’s a legitimate series with some, sorry most of the best sailors in the world are competing in and yet you being the keyboard warrior think otherwise
  6. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    I can’t wait to see the spin fourourselves puts on this. Guess it’s still a make believe series with second rate sailors that couldn’t make the cup right.
  7. agk470

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    InfoTrack is.
  8. 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.
  9. agk470

    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)
  10. agk470

    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?
  11. agk470

    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)
  12. agk470

    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.
  13. agk470

    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.
  14. 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.
  15. agk470

    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.