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  1. hoom

    Team NZ

    That. Stingers has mentally warped it around to fit into his face-saving myth that Orifice would have won in heavier winds.
  2. hoom

    Team NZ

    More like under the top of C.
  3. hoom

    Team NYYC

    Kinda interesting how when TNZ took a couple of outings & non-sailing weather days to get sailing all was doom and gloom but there's scarce visual evidence or even reported sightings of AM sailing and none of LR or Basher but there's none of the same doom and gloom
  4. hoom

    Team NZ

    The water sloshing around the lee of the cockpit shouldn't have been a huge issue, the issue was that inexplicably given the almost non-existent side-decks & design intended to gain a heap of un-measured waterline by sinking the stern via sail-bags stored aft, the deck wasn't actually sealed -> the hull was filling up. There was too much thinking and yet not enough thinking in that campaign.
  5. hoom

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    So is that actually a slot through the deck at the end of the cockpit? That guy does appear to have his lower leg in a hole rather than awkwardly placed if that was a traveller. I'm not entirely sure I see the point in having a boom inside the hull like that Sure no boom in the airflow, weight a bit lower & they go fast enough you don't really need to ease more than a few degrees but it surely can't give the kind of camber control the TNZ version has?
  6. Did know about it sinking, didn't know about no loos lol. Surely they could have fit some port-a-loos in there somewhere?
  7. hoom

    Team NZ

    Heh, by random chance I actually happened to spend some time foiling in this area this afternoon lol. Great pics & vid
  8. hoom

    Boats and foils comparison

    Wow reduced over half a meter
  9. hoom

    Boats and foils comparison

    Yep. The rule was changed before the arm issues were known & before tests we've been shown. I think this change represents changes during design of the original failed spec.
  10. hoom

    Team NZ

    Can you actually take a 5m draught boat much out of the channel area in upper harbour?
  11. hoom

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Weight concentrated aft (& possibly extra ppl aboard) but its clearly got a decent proportion of weight floating on the bottom rather than mostly on the skeg/TNZ belly.
  12. hoom

    Boats and foils comparison

    Original rule was a bigger radius, might have changed again in the non-public versions of the rule.
  13. No they didn't. The Council/Govt made clear early that public funding would be provided, the arm twisting was TNZ trying to have it spent on making the venue this And you should be happy that Council/Govt were correct.
  14. hoom

    Team NZ

    How well were the windsurfers keeping up? From recollection the AC50 left them in the dust.
  15. hoom

    Team NZ

    Took me way too long to recognise the significance of that