GauchoGreg

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  1. GauchoGreg

    AC36 CLASS RULE

    Yeah, but can the things be fetched from the bottom of the gulf?
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    Macif

    I was just thinking the same thing. Has technology advanced so much that they can replace a bunch of components with lighter ones, or do they just recognize stuff that is unnecessary that can be taken out. It does not seem like the structure could be lightened up.
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    Macif

    g-trans of the story at Ultim: https://www.ultimboat.com/ultime-news-7
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    ^ I always thought that boat had the potential to get some wins with the right conditions... I also just really liked the looks of the boat, but it never seemed to work out.
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Re-Posting what QBF posted in its own thread, but here for chronology of G-Class development sake, Gabart's new boat in 2020: https://www.macifcourseaularge.com/actus/groupe-macif-renouvelle-engagement-course-large-aux-cotes-de-francois-gabart-dela-de-2020/ By the way, would this (the current and to be former Macif) not be a perfect fit for Actual?
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    Oracle Team USA

    Man, has this thread ran its course. Someone PLEASE stick a fucking fork in it.
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    Ultime / G-Class Development

    Been a long while since a post in this thread, but with announcement that Actual can't find their flipped boat (if g-trans is correct), they are indicating their options in order to continue as a participant in the Ultim Collective (and one option is to build a sister-ship to the next Sodebo or Banque Pop): https://www.ultimboat.com/ultime-news-6
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    Banque Populaire IX

    I really hope we hear Cammas impressions of the boat after the trip.
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    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2017

    Finally!
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    Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2017

    nm
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    AC 36 Protocol

    This has been, and continues to be, a stupid claim. No Billionaire jumps into a game like the America's Cup without wanting to win. The Team Japan boss was the 2nd richest in the sport, had an opportunity to buy a legitimate contender, both with respect to sailing talent and boat, and went for it later than would be possible had they not bought the boat. Sure, they took advantage, also, of Oracle, which gave TJ an opportunity to train up with an advantage against the other challengers, but that does not make it the case that they would not have worked their asses off to win if they had the opportunity in the finals. The claim that they were two teams in name only, as if different than ETNZ/LR, is pure convenience for a hopeless TNZ fanboy.
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    Banque Populaire IX

    They have pulled her out of the water to make some minor revisions following their initial trials, in preparation for some Atlantic crossings in 2018. They comment on averaging over 40knts, with peak speeds of 45knts: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.voile.banquepopulaire.fr%2Fnews%2Fchantier-dhiver-pour-le-maxi-banque-populaire-ix-0&edit-text=
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    IDEC / Joyon

    This fantastic boat is getting a bit of an update. Rather than going flying, they are looking to make it the light-weight nimble champ of the fleet. From the IDEC site: https://www.idecsport-sailing.com/2017/12/04/francis-joyon-aiming-for-the-rhum/?lang=en
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    Gitana Maxi 17

    rmb has sources....
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    Gitana Maxi 17

    If that is the case, do you think that is a easier or harder problem to address?