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  1. hoom

    INEOS Team GB

    Well you have to know these things when you're CEO of an AC campaign you know
  2. hoom

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Couple of comments on Wetas' recent pics: Pocket of stretchy stuff around the boom articulation point, presumably was doing nasty things to the leeward skin. In the above & this one crew are very well tucked away. Plus the legend Starlight Express!
  3. hoom

    INEOS Team GB

    Oh, poor wording Meant in context of Sods law not any assumption that they give a shit what I say.
  4. hoom

    INEOS Team GB

    Could be that the webcam frame rate got played back at a more standard frame-rate -> sped-up accidentally due to software, have seen that happen before. And since I complained about slow-mo the last time they released a vid so I shouldn't be too shocked to get a sped-up one next
  5. hoom

    INEOS Team GB

    The gull going right to left is clearly sped up & other one flapping is sped up -> its a sped up clip.
  6. hoom

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I withhold judgement until further info is available. If its those guys it seems hard to believe they'd be willingly providing false/secret info given the obvious severe consequences to their business if proven. A loose lipped but not malicious individual or someone who legit feels they're whistle-blowing logically seems more likely. On the other hand I will be happy to see them go down the gurgler if its proven.
  7. hoom

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I admit it, it was me. Its one thing pushing some insinuations about whats going on in the shed but damned if I'll keep quiet about Iocane powder, that shit is dangerous (if you haven't built up an immunity )
  8. hoom

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I have it on good authority that they've been receiving suspiciously large shipments of Iocane powder for some time
  9. hoom

    Team NYYC

    Its not like we have a bunch of nice new footage/pics to pore over
  10. hoom

    Team NYYC

    Contact tracing in proper quarantine is simple = the other people in the tent/hangar/prefab with you and nobody else.
  11. hoom

    Team NYYC

    Really pisses me off. Quarantine needs to be quarantine = you stick them on a cot in a hangar or tent at the airport under direct medical supervision & enforced with security guards/customs/cops. If better conditions are needed then bring in some pre-fabs or take over airport hotels but they must be actually isolated. This isn't some xenophobic rant: I'm all for letting people in, happy to see a lot more than are currently being let in, just as long as they're being properly quarantined.
  12. hoom

    Boats and foils comparison

    Your capacity to ignore objective facts and stick to your current line of argument never ceases to amaze me The Whomper foils had more span but smaller area. Less wetted drag, better lift/drag but marginal on loading -> prone to stall if Gashby had pumped the wing aggressively like Kirby. (I wish I could find that post-win Gashby interview where he spelled it out)
  13. So 1851 then The AC has always been about the egos of the ridiculously rich.
  14. hoom

    AC36 - The Venue

    I hope you're not expecting an impassioned plea of the case for Transmission Gully, you're certainly not going to get one from me. I don't think the alternative of 4-laning the coastal route would have been any better either... There's a good reason why Civil Defense changed their messaging post-CHCH quakes from: 'hold tight for a couple of days until help arrives' to 'In WLG you're on your own, don't expect any external help for months'.
  15. hoom

    AC36 - The Venue

    And its going out of action for many months/years as soon as there is a decent earthquake if not before. An acquaintance was doing hillside movement measurement, stated some utterly horrifying numbers even in absence of any earthquakes