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  1. VOR 2017-18

    Great routing by Nico Lunven on Turn the Tide on Plastic, they went from last to 3rd with a good weather option. Quite impressive. The fleet is compressing a bit at the last update, but Mapfre and Brunel still have a good lead. Brunel has managed to get a bit of separation with Mapfre, but will it pay?
  2. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    As Your Mom said, some polars are there: http://zezo.org/vor/polars.html?pro=0 They seem quite close to the speeds I'm seeing ingame.
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    It's probably stupid, but I'm back in the game. I've only been playing 15 minutes, but I already hate the cards system.
  4. VOR 2017-18

    Thanks for the tip Chasm. I had disabled uBlock for the Volvo tracker, but now with your clear explanation, it's back on, and I've learned something usefull! As for the prologue, great start by Mapfre and Brunel with their inshore option. It's painful to see all the others stuck in a big hole... Gibraltar sure is a tricky affair!
  5. Live Racing Thread

    Same, I would love to know how GTF overtook the Brits! So happy about that result!
  6. Team France

    Thanks for the explanation Steve. That's about what Franck said in the video! It's nice to see FC evolving from the C Class to the AC 50 in just a few years, while keeping some good ideas, as the end plate beneath the wing. I too would love to see images from your studies. Are you looking for ideas for the C Class?
  7. Team UK

    BAR is the only team with Softbank that did not chose to go 100% hydraulics for the controls (wing+foil) and kept winches. Maybe they were too conservative?
  8. Bermuda?

    From what I remember, that's right. The swappable tips have to be less than 10% of the overall daggerboard weight.
  9. Bermuda?

    I'm 100% sure about the tips. From a very good source. These are the high wind foils, and most teams often sail with an asymetrical setup on the daggerboards to look for a performance difference on opposite tacks. The small end uptip ont port side is supposed to give a bit more stability, at the expense of a bit of straigthline performance. From a performance perspective, a very important aspect of the foils is going to be the overlap in wind speed optimisation, as you are only allowed two pairs of foils. Do you have a pair of "perfect" foils for conditions from 6 to 12 knots of windspeed and the other one for 12-25 knots, with the best performance possible? Or do you chose a more versatile setup, with foils for 6 to 16 knots and 11 to 25? (The numbers are completely made up, I don't know the exact ranges possible). With two races per day, if conditions are changing fast during the day, you might end up racing in strong wind with your low wind foils at the end of the day! With that problem in mind, the ability to change the foil tips to make them more versatile can be very important.
  10. Bermuda?

    I couldn't be sure, although they were similar I couldn't see the hard bend point on the stb foil I had the impression that the 'colour' I noticed might have been a sleeve - to hide the profile (starting immediately inboard of the curve in the foil). By the way just to clarify, when you say 'foiltip' are you referring to the complete lower arm of the 'L' shaped daggerboard, or some smaller portion of it? For example the 10% of the complete foil that may (in theory) be changed within the rule - without undue penalty? They were the same foils on port and starboard, but with different tips fitted (last 10%). I got a shot of the boat when they put it in the water (same day as Twin Cam's video). Interesting shapes too on the T rudders. Wow, terrific photo! Even caught a drone in detail. Got any more? I got a nice view of the wheel, with lots of buttons and the twist gripn and part of the control system on top of the daggerboard (need to zoom in on the pic). A close up of the port foil, and a slightly different angle from the launch.
  11. Bermuda?

    I couldn't be sure, although they were similar I couldn't see the hard bend point on the stb foil I had the impression that the 'colour' I noticed might have been a sleeve - to hide the profile (starting immediately inboard of the curve in the foil). By the way just to clarify, when you say 'foiltip' are you referring to the complete lower arm of the 'L' shaped daggerboard, or some smaller portion of it? For example the 10% of the complete foil that may (in theory) be changed within the rule - without undue penalty? They were the same foils on port and starboard, but with different tips fitted (last 10%). I got a shot of the boat when they put it in the water (same day as Twin Cam's video). Interesting shapes too on the T rudders.
  12. Oracle Team USA

    Thank you, I understand the view now. Glad he was far from the daggerboard or the rudders, as I remember what happened to Franck Cammas when he nbearly lost his foot on a GC32, a much slower foiling cat.
  13. Oracle Team USA

    Philippe Presti has posted a bit more. But I can'tunderstand what I am seeing... Is he skipping on the surface of the water under the boat? Which side is front?
  14. Oracle Team USA

    The OTUSA sailor thrown overboard was Graeme Spence, says Spithill on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ3ApPjBrIk/
  15. Congrats for the first finishers, Your Mom, GT and Klymen. Very impressive performance! Also very impressed by Hutspot and Mongrel, with no options, which is a VERY serious disadvantage. The overall SA level has clearly improved, it feels.