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  1. Live Racing Thread

    Do you people really not get it? The boats are designed around the wind limits and the expected conditions at the venue. If the event was in Fremantle again and you could expect 25+ knots every day you would get a very different boat (and need higher wind limits). If the venue was LIS in summer and all you were expecting was up to 10 kts each day, again you would get a very different boat. The boats are not poorly designed but are very exactly designed to deal with a specific range of conditions. If yesterday was the absolute top end of conditions that the boats were designed to sail in then 3 out of four completing the course and 1 not due to crew error is probably what you would expect. There were some references earlier to F1 and dry/ wet tracks. What % of cars usually end up in the barriers when it starts to rain? It would certainly be unusual for all of them to finish a wet race. Whatever you define as your wind limits or typical conditions, the designers will end up pushing the as far as possible. Teams design, teams choice to race etc. The organising committee set the parameters and it is then up to the teams to figure out how they manage that.
  2. Team UK

    Not definitely seeing it. I take it when you say wing spars you are talking about vert and hor structural components of wings? Difficult to see what is actually structural and what is just black. Suppose big and heavy means higher CoG hence more leeway resistance (horizontal lift) required from the foils.
  3. Team UK

    Interesting video. Both Jono and Ben seem quite resigned to the fact they will not get up to pace but will keep trying "till the end" ben also seems properly sorry for the ETNZ incident despite what the kiwi tinfoil hat brigade would have you believe. Would be interesting to know where they have gone wrong to be so far behind in straight line speed. Can only be foils or wing obviously but are foils just to big and draggy or does the wing not deliver to power as well as the other teams. Seems strange that they are so far behind everyone else.
  4. Cyclone Anarchy - debbie

    Its Ok. The coopers place in Adelaide is all good. Do you want us to start shipping emergency rations?
  5. Melges 24 tack line

    What are peoples current preferred connection method? Dogbone? Bowline? soft shackle?
  6. Single hander fastest offshore racing yacht?

    Prism 28 Not sure what mods were carried out but heaps of boat for the cash. https://www.facebook.com/TeamThrust/
  7. AC Odds

    Don't think you have got this right...... "First, a fraction is made up of two integers—one on the top, and one on the bottom. The top one is called the numerator, the bottom one is called thedenominator, and these two numbers are separated by a line.Apr 24, 2015" The Math Dude : What are Numerators and Denominators? :: Quick ... www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/math/what-are-numerators-and-denominator 1/1 would be evens (1/(1+1)) 10/11 is better than evens (11/(11+10)) = 11/21 = 52.38% which means they think Oracle is more likely to win than not.
  8. Vendee Globe 2016?

    2 gybes by AT. Obviously keen to stick to the ice limits. I was wondering whether just sailing deep parallel to the limits may have been an option but it looks like polar as are still king.