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  1. Team NZ

    Obviously the kind of thing that should be saved for PA but uuuh, not been paying attention to the news last couple of years? Turns out its easier & more effective than carbombs for ISIS etc to do just that. Lol LR foiled long before Orifice did & ETNZ won AC in part due to tech & talent donated by Bertelli when he pulled LR out of last AC.
  2. AC36 - The Venue

    I'm ok with this. Its not really all that different from the original HHW. Only 2 bases on Halsey breaks up the 'wall of bases' which was a reasonable concern with that plan, though less bases to view from Te Wero is a downside. Bases 4&8 will help block the view of tanks from North Wharf/Halsey so RG should be happy. North Wharf/Halsey will still be main public viewing areas for dock-out/in, though the extra step-back from the waterfront for 5,6&7 is a bit iffy
  3. AC36 - The Venue

    As I said before: I really don't understand the necessity to remediate the soil only to have it paved over/have a boat-shed built on it filled with various also toxic stuff. I say wait till after the bases are cleared for the remediation.
  4. This isn't going far enough, they'd charge from the tow to the course, have specialist charging gorillas who get off before the 10min signal or go out hours early to ensure plenty of time to charge & recover. You'd need to mandate discharged until 10min signal, with tow dropped & only race crew onboard or something like that.
  5. Team NZ

    Double Dipton Blinglish nice? Conservative & bland yes, nice no. More likely a 7-digit Finance gig like Key.
  6. I'm with @Basiliscus, give me regenerative Hydraulics from foils any day over Engines &/or Battery powerboats. not
  7. AC36 - The Venue

    You know, a thing about the Consents I was pretty uncomfortable about is quite how large the Halsey extension winds up being in the post Event. More on East Wynyard, less Halsey extension suits me just fine (assuming cost/lease issues are resolved ok per Parker).
  8. Something like this was the accepted definition for a very long time, like since the tunnel hull scow Dominion...
  9. So seems Hutch wasn't a fan of the previous Protocol/s, says the new one is 'way more fair & doesn't seem unwinnable' It was provably true about the Artemis AC72 which he was most familiar with...
  10. AC36 - The Venue

    Probably yes.
  11. AC36 - The Venue

    Hmm, seems I misremembered how that pre-series worked
  12. AC36 - The Venue

    They used matched pairs of existing older boats, not the boats that teams were being expected to run for the LVC/AC.
  13. AC36 - The Venue

    Thats a crapton of reports Scrolled through most for some useful tidbits: Tidal flow is expected not significantly worse (if I read correctly actually expecting improved flow through Westhaven from the ferry/fishing relocation) Wave mitigation in base areas expected to be adequate General acceptance that its a good solution from Urban designers Before/after visual comparisons here https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/ResourceConsentDocuments/bun60313877-05-attach1b-ud-lasc-planning-part2a.pdf Moller base designs here https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/ResourceConsentDocuments/bun60313877-07-attach2-architecturaldrawing-parta.pdf I note that it shows apparent keeled boats parked in the bases, with Bernasconi having previously talked about mounting/demounting the JCL legs outside on the hard it occurs to me that these bases are much taller than they really need to be. Another thing which kinda bothers me is what the impact of moving ferries/fishing to West of Wynyard has on the long term development plan since the shore part takes up a big chunk of the land that was supposed to be built on. The previous update does show a superyacht wharf but its connected to the existing superyacht facilities & doesn't actually impact the land part.
  14. AC36 - The Venue

    This was also the problem with the London Conspiracy: ACWS in AC50s would have been a very bad idea. Regardless of the many other things they did wrong, building a fleet of one-design AC45s for ACWS & getting teams familiar with wing cats/foiling cats was a really good move & the lack of such an intro class for this AC is a big problem IMO.