Woolfy

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  1. Woolfy

    Team NYYC

    With 4 guys on the coffee grinders?
  2. Only if it's sideways.
  3. Woolfy

    Team NZ

    Just been watching them...fuck me that thing is fast! Not a lot of wind 8kts? But they were flying, dry gybes, tacks that I saw, not dry, but up on the foils very quickly. Too far away for pictures or video from a crappy phone, so sorry nothing to show. If anyone from ETNZ is reading this I'm a a couple of metres north of park point on Waiheke, a fly by would be appreciated!
  4. Woolfy

    Team NZ

    They should head for the back paddock, there's a nice breeze there. Oh and I'm overlooking it from where I'm working today
  5. Woolfy

    Boats and foils comparison

    I'm kinda hoping they announce that wind limits are at the discretion of the RC, just like most regattas worldwide. It's one way of ensuring boats are built well for the job, build a boat that can't handle 30 knots true and you're probably not going to do too well. To me one of the key things that I like is seeing the trickle down, put a set of rules in place that mean boats are designed and built for a narrow wind band and the trickle down is reduced. The last couple of cycles we saw no development in sails and rigs, this one is already showing some really out there ideas, design systems that work across a wide wind range and we'll start seeing it in the mainstream, just work to narrow wind bands and we won't as developing those to work across a wide wind band will be deemed too expensive outside of the AC.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    The FCS "problems" are total hearsay.... All the teams are sailing, so I'm afraid to say that yet again TE is talking out of his proverbial... just looking for increased hits on his show/collection of fairy tales. And any team that rocks up in Auckland without a decent set of light airs foils deserves to loose. The cup is in the summer, even a total spoon would know that the wind conditions in the area at that time of year can be light, so turning up unprepared for lighter conditions is a dumb move.
  7. Woolfy

    Boats and foils comparison

    The FCS "problems" are total hearsay.... All the teams are sailing, so I'm afraid to say that yet again TE is talking out of his proverbial... just looking for increased hits on his show/collection of fairy tales. And any team that rocks up in Auckland without a decent set of light airs foils deserves to loose. The cup is in the summer, even a total spoon would know that the wind conditions in the area at that time of year can be light, so turning up unprepared for lighter conditions is a dumb move.
  8. Woolfy

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Depending on how cold the water is I suppose
  9. My understanding is that if ETNZ retain the cup then the space remains available for a further defence. This includes areas not yet developed, as entries didn't demand more space, but available to develop if there were more entries for a second defence. In fact somewhere at the back of my mind I seem to recall that the base areas were to remain available for a longer period 20 years?
  10. Woolfy

    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    So how come it works for everyone else? TE is not always talking facts, he seems at times, to be either using somewhat unreliable sources or just making things up to boost his viewing figures. According to him he was about to announce a "big break" if I remember the phrase used correctly, implying LR had broken their boat.......still waiting for that news.
  11. Woolfy

    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    Personally I'd prefer an invite .........
  12. Woolfy

    Wind Limits - Where are they

    That's the point. Why is thread even in existence? The due date for publication of the wind limits is the 20th of December. That's been known for ages, it's not some new announcement. All the teams know this it's not some new attempt to screw anyone over. So everyone is just going to have to wait. Patience grasshopper.
  13. Woolfy

    AC36 - The Venue

    All of Ben's own boats have been named Rita, I think like his habit of never shaving during the length of a regatta it's just one of his superstitions.
  14. Woolfy

    Team NZ

    A big difference is that they can use a mobile crane, cheaper than the tower cranes they had to use for the wings and they need a hell of a lot less people to complete the process. Overall a lot cheaper. I must admit I'm surprised they haven't left the boat in the water with the rig up if they're planning in sailing the next day, an option they have with the current setup, perhaps they just like polishing her bum every night?