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  1. Oracle Team USA

    Man, has this thread ran its course. Someone PLEASE stick a fucking fork in it.
  2. 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
  3. Banque Populaire IX

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

  5. Spindrift 2 Jules Verne 2017

  6. 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.
  7. 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=
  8. 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
  9. Gitana Maxi 17

    rmb has sources....
  10. Gitana Maxi 17

    If that is the case, do you think that is a easier or harder problem to address?
  11. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Have we ever seen such an easy doldrums crossing? Sheesh, he just absolutely ripped it with seemingly not even a patch of light air.
  12. Ultime / G-Class Development

    They should just grandfather inclusion to Spindrift, but then say no more boats over whatever length. At this point, I am not thinking Spindrift has an edge on the other boats in anything but the most extreme heavy seas.
  13. Ultime / G-Class Development

    Not worth a new thread, at this point, but a new race announced for 2019 (G-Trans of https://www.ultimboat.com/ultime-news-6): Again, too bad they can't cut the crap and get Gitana & Spindrift involved. Both the length restriction and the limitations on automatic foil controls seem dumber and dumber as time goes by.
  14. Yeah, I don't understand the idea that an autopilot can adjust the horizontal heading of the boat through manipulation of a foil (rudder), but it should be banned to have foils/flaps automatically adjust what is effectively the "vertical heading" of the boat.
  15. Nice UltiMed

    Prince de Bretaigne (sp?) is the other one that could go, couldn't it (if fixed)?