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  1. Team NZ

    Yeah he said that they were initially really worried about the measurement side of things "after what happened in SF". I was surprised nobody seemed to pick up on the comment
  2. Team NZ

    So proud of our team. I've been lucky enough to be involved in several cups in the past but this feels different. Might be age, might be thoughts of 2013, who knows, but they have outsmarted and outsailed the worlds best. Magic
  3. Team NZ

    Easy tiger. Anyway who would be stupid enough to support the Wallabies...
  4. Team NZ

    Thought you were busy with the Lions tour?
  5. Team NZ

    Was thinking the same. Maybe some should go and watch the 2013 debacle again.
  6. Team NZ

    Just re watched the last gate mess in race one. Looked to me like PB thought they had finished - was about to congratulate one of the grinders before someone called him over!
  7. Team NZ

    Probably better not to say Mudsy. He said that when the the broken board was sent back for repair he noticed something wasn't right - in his words they were cheating.
  8. Team NZ

    Ironically I heard the exact same thing about Oracle's boards - from one of their boatbuilders no less. I don't know how you'd check other than cutting them up?
  9. Team NZ

  10. Oracle Team USA

    Not sure what they are up to but they definitely did fly a bunch of guys up there. Stranger though was a story I heard from a reliable source who told me that Oracle were cheating with regards to some construction rules. I figured they were talking about the last cup with the 45's but they said that it was just recent, and in regards to the foils. Made me wonder if maybe Oracle was behind the revisions to the foil rules - would be ironic no?
  11. Kiwis guide to the AC

    Come on Mudzy, you'll be all over it. You taken up tiddly winks or something?
  12. Team NZ

    Haha. Tell yourself whatever you need to sleep at night.ETNZ are fast! Take a close look at that boat. They are the only team i can see that doesn't have a wing sheet. Cycle grinders look super aero, they looked like one continuous shape today. Nothing sticking up and moving around in the airflow. GA and PB tucked in really low as well. Foils all riding super high in the water. She was screaming along, barely in contact with the water. I just don't see anything innovative on the other teams 50s. I'm sure there are innovative systems in play, but it's easy to get excited about a boat so outwardly different. ETNZ makes pulling on sheets feels old fashioned now. If nothing else it's one less piece of parasitic drag. take a closer look buddy the wing sheet goes inside the rear botom area of the wing and forward and down thru the mast base to the hydraulic ram in the beam.You can zoom in and see it in the earlier pics in this thread Ok sure buddy! What I mean is there is no wing sheet extending from the trailing edge of the wing to a winch on the edge of the cockpit, as there is with all the other teams. I'm not trying to say they have no internal control system for the wing....But ETNZ solution looks very aero and innovative. (Waiting for the"it's not new, been done here and here and here, dick" abusive reply. Why are people here so angry?!) They have been pushing the design boundaries. Do you disagree? <snip> But they are inferior in wing design and manufacture compared to BAR and OR. <snip> What is this opinion based on? Southern Spars is the most successful mast builder out there and they have the advantage of TPT
  13. The new AC 15m class rule V 1.2 (june 2015)

    Put it in human terms.Farr 40 OD approx 3000kgs Hull weight. +/-3% is 2910kgs to 3090kgs. Delta of 180kgs... That's not a small amount. Now same at +/-9%. 2730kgs to 3270kgs. Delta of 540kgs. Half a fucking tonne in the delta!!! So do you order multiple batches and an excess amount and pick and choose which batch is used where? I know at least one team has done this so they probably all do it.
  14. Team NZ

    Gee you guys are really thin skinned if the media from little old NZ can get you all wound up. Maybe if the brains trust at OR could organise a piss up in a brewery the media could comment on things like the venue, race schedule or even what the boats will look like.
  15. Team NZ

    incorrect, they were reporting, belatedly, on an interview from a senior team member(Australian), and you have been whining ever since. Carry on, the Kiwis will be along soon.