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  1. On-scene in San Francisco

    " Keep it coming. What a great thread. Ahem, it's over. For now. Let the thread die and open 26 new ones, all with the same topic for AC35. My AC34 swan song: http://www.sailinganarchy.de/allgemein/der-americas-cup-ist-vorbei-es-lebe-der-americas-cup Renn, I really enjoyed your article!!!! Your sharp insight and the beautiful photos were a wonderful way to end the AC 34!!!!! I also enjoyed your new article today "Where there is smoke..." It was new to me that Oz was the Challenger - so thanks for putting me in the know! I might have to learn German to get the skinny on the AC 35!!! I will now say of brief word/prayer over this thread......
  2. On-scene in San Francisco

    As the World Turns....in San Francisco. Cast Te Kooti - Fervent New Zealander, eccentric..... strongly advises young, blonde European girl while he is enjoying his flat white to give up smoking. Priceless moment. Gaucho - Well traveled, four beautiful children, and a thoughtful gentleman. Tornado Cat - Impudent tease, continental, and appreciates French wines. Mr. Surly - Surprisingly not surly, bike rider, and travels with beer. SC- Rethinking her user name after realizing it literally sounds like sh*t. I wasn't expecting to ever have to say it aloud or introduce myself. And, I really hope NZ comes back and pries the Cup from Oracle's tight grasp. I enjoyed all these characters and more! Stayed tuned for the next episode of ......
  3. Artemis?

    I just read the team bios for Artemis. I see a lot of extreme sailors, lack luster designers (excepting JK) and a lot of admn. - usually a need to support some healthy egos. I get a sense they are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. I love cutting edge tech; who wouldn't want to see something cool but good design takes refinement...where are they going to get the time? I think I was rather naive to think foils (alone) was the answer; I was seduced by the promise of speed and forgetting the platform, hulls, sails etc. TH must be thanking his lucky stars!
  4. Artemis?

    Is this the connection? I am looking/surfing the net as I type for a more specific connection... http://artemis-racin...-quarter-finals Thank you K_Jon! I surfed until my eyes gave up. Edit: Who is this lead engineer?
  5. Artemis?

    "......The engineers of Hydroptere, the naval architects of VPLP (designers of BMW ORACLE and Banque Populaire V) and the structural engineering office HDS (Artemis Racing, Volvo Ocean Race Groupama Racing, MOD70), supported by the sailors of the program, have already started designing Hydroptere successor: a trimaran, code name “TH10”, a currently soberly named Hydroptere 2...." http://hydroptere.co...s/hydroptere-2/ Is this the connection? I am looking/surfing the net as I type for a more specific connection...
  6. Artemis?

    hmmm...so maybe Artemis does have a chance to redesign effectively? I mean does the team have to reinvent the foil to be competitive? Or can Artemis being on foils (in itself) be competitive? I would like to speculate; foils plus crew could wrest the cup from the Defender.
  7. Artemis?

    Wow, I just read the thread. I don't know what to make of it - maybe mid-race nerves? As a designer, I wouldn't want to hear that - not at that point in the race and don't from an interview. New Zealanders are known (to me at least) for being warm and generous. Thanks Wandering Geo for the Link!!!!
  8. Artemis?

    I dunno, whose design just thrashed ETNZ's boat around the world in the last VOR? Out of his depth? Probably not. Nobody trashed ETNZ's boat in the last VOR .. ETNZ beat two of JK's boats so that is no thrashing .. I remember Grant Dalton giving the designers a bit of a trashing...! One of the more toxic comments one could make - publically trashing a designer in the middle of a series. Can someone provide a source (so I can read) - I really surprised, Dalton seems like a real salt of the earth type.
  9. Artemis?

    KKY2 : http://www.independe...st-1106184.html Interesting design!
  10. Artemis?

    http://www.charts.no...wer/18650.shtml I am not local; so with that in mind, zoom in the upper left corner of the chart - around Sausalito Point.. I see Naval Anchor 10 and Point Knox and Point Knox Shoal.
  11. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something has suffered damage and has a history; it becomes more beautiful. ~ Barbara Bloom ....for all of those who repair the soul with a layer of gold, thank you.
  12. Thank you for your insightful comments and diligence in working on the AC stuff.

  13. "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    33 - my formula? Three more than the Vendee Globe entries.