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  1. rh3000

    INEOS Team GB

    It's also interesting to see how much aero has been put into the wheel design.. we've come a long way since camo...
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    AC36 - The Venue

    You propose a solution already since offered by ETNZ, forourselves points out that this is what ETNZ has just done. Your response is 'not really' and then call his post 'garbage'? I'm confused.
  3. rh3000

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    What's the story with those two paintings? - they are both kinda great.
  4. rh3000

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    So it must be Te Kahu that people are claiming to be seeing up there. Makes sense, much more portable for clandestine testing...
  5. rh3000

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Imagine if they've been happily sailing it up in the Kiapara for the past few weeks whilst everyone was camped outside their base on the viaduct watching B1 get moved around, and a plasticwrapped empty frame being shipped in to further confuse Casper and co
  6. rh3000

    DQOTD: AC75 Sprit?

    Depending on foils and angles - 7knots-ish?
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    AC36 - The Venue

    From herald... Crisis talks will be held in Auckland tomorrow morning in an attempt to resolve the latest stand-off engulfing the America's Cup. The Herald understands Auckland mayor Phil Goff has requested an urgent meeting with key stakeholders of the regatta, including Nick Hill, chief executive of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (Ateed). The move to scrap the inner harbour courses B and C for next year's event will, according to TNZ, mean that the city views would be lost and that spectators would be "robbed of the best viewing experience". Last week TNZ said they were "outraged that after three years of planning a land-based stadium event" Luna Rossa had "wrecked" the concept. It accused the Italian challengers of conducting a "campaign through the arbitration panel" and "misleading the New Zealand public". ADVERTISEMENT Advertise with NZME. But Kiwi sailing legend and four-time America's Cup winner Brad Butterworth, who was hired by Luna Rossa last month, told NZME that the British and American teams had backed the Italian position. He said the challengers discovered they would not have access to those areas during the challengers' Prada Cup, handing a tactical advantage to the home team defenders. Launch of the AC75 Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team boat. Photo / Photosport In a letter to TNZ's Stephen Tindall and Grant Dalton, INEOS Team UK's Ben Ainslie and Grant Simmer, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team's Francesco Longanesi Cattani and Max Sirena, and New York Yacht Club American Magic's Hap Fauth and Terry Hutchinson, Goff on Wednesday expressed his "intense disappointment" to see the courses removed. "This decision has caused dismay among New Zealanders and Aucklanders who have contributed through their rates and taxes to host the event," Goff wrote in the letter, obtained by the Herald. "I cannot emphasise enough how much damage this may do to the support and enthusiasm for the event. Nor will the reputation of the event be helped by 'talking through the media'." Goff urged the syndicates to "collectively to do whatever you can to resolve the issues which have led to this outcome". "As a city we have played our part to make the event a memorable and worthwhile one for you and ask that you make every effort to ensure that the public can share in the event through being able to watch it from the shore when conditions allow it to be raced on Courses B & C." Goff's intervention is the latest development in a week of turmoil for TNZ. Leading Brazilian boat builder Manoel Chaves threatened legal action against the Kiwi outfit for allegedly copying his design for the foiling monohulls to be used in the regatta. Team NZ's Grant Dalton. Photo / Photosport In a letter to the Herald, TNZ rejected the allegations, adding they would "strongly resist any infringement allegations [Chaves] may choose to bring".
  8. rh3000

    DQOTD: AC75 Sprit?

    I believe that was boat speed not wind speed?
  9. rh3000

    AC 75 foils legal (shit)storm?

    "Web hits"? Yeah nah
  10. rh3000

    INEOS Team GB

    It suited your argument, but 24fps was just for old film cameras - no video is ever really shot at that frame rate unless it is trying to match film. So it's either 25 or 30 or 50 or 60.
  11. rh3000

    INEOS Team GB

    It appears he's... Lost On a painted sky Where the clouds are hung For the poet's eye Got that album on vinyl and CD. Can't say kids are a fan (yet). Philistines...
  12. rh3000

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Now that I understand what @Xlot means, I agree it is a very good question. I would have thought it a material enough decision to have documented.
  13. rh3000

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I don't understand what you mean sorry?
  14. rh3000

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I think the point being alleged by ETNZ is that everyone discussed and agreed with the configuration at the time. That statement isn't disproved by at a later stage someone going to arb to rule on the configuration to determine if it is compliant.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    You wouldn't need it to be electromagnetic and I think the forces at play would not make it worth it. You could just have rows of tracks with hydraulic cars running across the boat, each track can be adjusted to create shape, and pulled down to create tension where needed, could possibly also include rotation for even better shape. All of this under the deck with just small slots for fastening the sail to the boom.