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About Jethrow

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  1. Jethrow

    Prada Cup

    Ah ha! I THOUGHT someone has had a name change!
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    Front Page - Wing and a prayer....

    It uses the power of wind to travel just above the water. It's sailing... and it's heaps of fun!
  3. Anyone know if the Americas cup match with be 2 races a day? I saw it was first to 7 wins...
  4. I've heard from a very REASONABLE source that if the Cup match isn't awarded by the end of the match period it will be decided by a vote of SAAC members!
  5. Jethrow

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    But the Kiwi version cut the handle off the cup. How can that be better!
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    Prada Cup

    This to me is the crux of the matter. All the other shit is white noise. LR sees their development time reduced. Do the ETNZ supporters also support delaying the America's Cup match by the same amount as the Prada cup is delayed??? I thought not...
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    Old Guy’s Finn Training

    but can you wear a GPS data logger and download the info later? I have a GT-31 GPS logger that I have in the Camelpac when I'm windsurfing, and I download and analyze later...
  8. Yep, they're aiming for less aero!
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    Team NYYC

    I think the "Tradition" is to "Donate" it to the host city, and get the hell outta town!
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    The person that invented Lyttelton can't even spell Lyttelton!
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    Spinnaker Material ID...

    Yeah the mylar spin fabric back in the day was called Orcon or something and was like 1/4oz mylar. This might be different though, because I've worked on heavier cloth like this that had more of a spongy plasticy film rather a firm mylar, and was more like 2 oz. I remember it shrank like a bastard too! Can't remember who made this cloth though...
  12. But IS there any specs for these? I certainly haven't seen one with a standards number or any sort of certification attached. It's more of a "If it looks like one then it is".
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    ID This??

    Yeah, what Longy said. It would have previously had a line running from the slide, through the upper block, through the lower block and then attached to the lower slide. When the luff was tensioned it pulled nice and tight and when the halyard was slackened to put a reef in it allowed the tack reef area to have more movement. Seeing as it's been refitted back to standard I'd say it didn't work as advertised Edit: Opps, now that I looked with my glasses on, I see the line is there!
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    Tethers - Quick Release or Not?

    Just being the Devils Advocate here, you would want to watch out for the swivel winding in the same direction until it tightened the line and triggered the Tylaska. Make it a largish loop to mitigate this happening...