Brian Weslake

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  1. Brian Weslake

    Team UK

    This was definitely an issue for BAR, they were too keen to get the best British designers, engineers etc. rather than getting the best in the world. Maybe they needed to do that to push the nationlistic aspect in order to raise funding, but it was a stupid approach. As for the F1 guys, definitely valuable in terms of design and engineering process, this is where companies like McClaren are outstanding. But possibly not much they could contribute directly to the design of the boat.
  2. Brian Weslake

    Team UK

    No, it's not what we all want. We want an America's Cup, one challenger, one defender, every 3-4 years. Fuck you, Ainslie
  3. Brian Weslake

    Oracle Team USA

    Maybe it's just for popping the camber in the wing early in a gybe to get powered up on the new side
  4. Brian Weslake

    Team UK

    An article from Jack Griffin on BAR's simulator http://www.cupexperience.com/blog/2015/3/f1-style-simulator-ben-ainslie-racing-ac62
  5. Brian Weslake

    trickle down

    Looks like BAR has developed a simulator of their own - http://www.mysailing.com.au/news/ben-ainslie-racing-develops-flight-simulator-to-practice-foiling Here's Princess Kate having a go -
  6. Brian Weslake

    Team Alinghi

    Yep, just like 2007, they were really stuffed without Russell.
  7. Brian Weslake

    Team UK

    I seriously doubt Sources have a clue how much he has raised. Or that you'll need US$150M to get to the start line. If he's raised £35M already (which I doubt) that would be game on.Encouraging: http://www.sportspromedia.com/notes_and_insights/sir_ben_ainslies_americas_cup_team_were_in_about_as_good_a_position_as_we_p/ Looks like that Sources guy knows what he is talking about. What else has he got to say?
  8. Brian Weslake

    Team UK

    As always, an unfortunately named position, but this time for a lovely person. How many women sail on the ESS? Good to see another join the ranks. I thought blue eyeshadow was out.
  9. Brian Weslake

    Team UK

    The Italians will never put together a team that isn't full of egos, infighting, bickering, dummy spits and firings. The AC is a first of all a management race, and as such the Italians have lost before they start. and the French? They co-operate so badly that they will start 4 or 5 teams which will all die from lack of funding, just like last time.
  10. Brian Weslake

    Team UK

    The Italians will never put together a team that isn't full of egos, infighting, bickering, dummy spits and firings. The AC is a first of all a management race, and as such the Italians have lost before they start.
  11. Brian Weslake

    Team UK

    You really don't have a clue do you? errrm... have you forgotten that he managed Alinghi to two cup wins?
  12. Brian Weslake

    Team UK

    You really don't have a clue do you?