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  1. The curved top of the foil is likely to increase the range of rake adjustment available.
  2. Why does it have to be so black and white? - yeah I know it's SA, there is no compromise. I think it's a potential to be 'pumping', 'flapping', 'trimming' and 'depowering' options all in the same solution. Hard to engineer into a typical soft rig, as the mast and sail need to be different stiffness, yield and optimal draft/twist to achieve all these. But with a wing, these options all become variables that can be fine tuned at will - if you have the systems and power.
  3. https://goo.gl/images/Faah1s
  4. ^ so does 15.1(c) mean that the hydraulic wing controls on ETNZ can only be options like 'ease' or 'on', and not 'flap wing'? (Obviously simplified nomenclature!)
  5. A lot comes down to the mutual trust and respect in your competitors ability. I know I am more comfortable putting myself in very tight situations with regular training partners, than I am with other skippers you don't know at a regatta. Ben is one of the best sailors in the world, no doubt, but that trust factor from his fellows racers has just dropped a touch. Maybe that will play to BARs advantage...?
  6. Maybe - 'yeah shit thing to happen, thanks for coming around and having the guts to do the right thing. We will call in the favour later. Your shout cobber - top shelf thanks.'
  7. I wonder if Ben has wandered around to the ETNZ shed and said sorry for the brain fart.
  8. It is on the pin at the start line and both boats are bearing away for the reach to the first mark. BAR has been locked out and are trying a big dive below ETNZ and forget they are not racing 45s anymore.
  9. Windward rudder?
  10. AC Class Rule - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0NtdGLCvfmeV0cyVjNNazZuYlU/view Sailing weight rule 6.11 is the one you are after.
  11. Spithill was on the leeward side - I think the uncomfortable body language is him trying to trim the foil with the twist grips while the windward helm is actually steering the boat - hard to twist something accurately when it is being pushed and pulled out of your hand. He looked to be about to climb out to cross the boat when the weird dump and inversion of the wing started, which the new helm then reacted to. Despite being a gybe, the scenario almost played out like the dreaded 'almost' capsize of ETNZ in the last cup.
  12. Good to see OR pushing on and will bounce back stronger, but you got to wonder if there is a little loss of confidence given that this capsize again is not much more than another blowover as a result of cascading little details. It's not like smashing a dock or a massive bury where you can point the finger and say 'that's the problem - don't do it again!'. Those 'little' details are always the hardest to solve without hours and hours of training and trialling solutions (and personnel) across all conditions. And time is the one thing they can't buy...
  13. Vid just up from Jason - the cyclor is definitely behind Jimmy. Seems to sit on the rear fairing at the moment, shifting around a bit bit when the boat moves so may not be a permanent fixture as yet.
  14. Little wonder OR will be looking at extra hydro if they are go to a full hydraulic wing control like ETNZ. That first few minutes of the part 2 video today, where thy are coming at the camera, the top of the wing looks more dynamic than any other wing I have ever seen. Takes some serious hydraulics to be able to adjust it like that.
  15. Ah ok. I was hoping there was a 'off the shelf' option. My two B panels have the usual cracked corners and are looking a bit ordinary - would love to be able to give them a facelift.