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    Team NYYC

    A good job to date. I was skeptical of this class. AM appears to have a sound methodology. Good Yacht name. Classy "cove" stripe. Have to see how the two boats jump up on foils differently, I have a hunch that longer effective waterline at a small angle of heel could make Defiant a bit easier to launch, a longer effective waterline in displacement mode just before liftoff, and require less inputs to maintain course between modes.
  2. I really wonder about appendage twist or harmonic oscillation interfering with control and or foiling stability. Lots of mass that could contribute to interesting consequences. The "model" says it will work, but is the model catching everything? These yachts will not be sailing in very close quarters to each other.
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    Team Alinghi

    Vava was anchored off Santa Barbara a few days ago.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I have been away but quite agree, no influence from here, we will just have to watch what unfolds. Someone in NZ though has a concept of what they will create for the proposed rule.
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    Oracle Team USA

    I think its a DJI Phantom 3 camera drone apple was presenting them on their website at one point.
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    Oracle Team USA

    The cost lowering avenue at this point would be a version of the AC45, even then it would still be an arms race. The 45's are "long enough" to be Deed compliant. The 62's will be entertaining. But I dont see them going beyond this cycle.
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    Team UK

    He will be well suited to the management side of things, a good move for BAR.
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    Geezus, is that a foiling gybe at the end of that seg? No, all on port... Pretty impressive! My assumption is beyond that all port turn was less stellar, but it is good to see them looking stable and capable on the first day out. I hope they feel confident enough to compete as soon as possible. How long were they out for today? Anybody know?
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    For the 1974 Cup cycle, the 12 meter rules were updated to require self draining cockpits, almost all the crew on deck, a minimum boom height above the deck, and forward hatch size reductions, that is from the top of my memory. All the 12's were built to Lloyds scantlings too. The '67 and '70 cycle boats were getting pretty radical from a crew safety perspective. Designers and syndicates will always look for the loophole to provide an edge. It is the nature of competitive design. The rule makers must keep an eye open and plug the adverse holes or manage them well.
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    Foremost, is the sadness felt for the individuals and families of those hurt and deceased. I was hoping to see some good video this afternoon. That was not to be. Beyond that, from memory, I think that both teams who have capsized have had 50 outings at best in the Bay. Not a comfortable probability going forward at this ratio. There are lots of contributing elements, some may need to be removed less they have to sail AC45's as the big boats are on the sidelines in pieces.