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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. I guess that on any sea conditions, nowadays, a multihull overrides a monohull. If they turn to monohulls, it's only because they like monohulls, Not because of seamanship, match racing or any other excuse.
  2. The more I read the more I'm convinced that the only reasonable solution is non foiling multihulls. But there are no reasonable solutions in the AC
  3. At the moment of nearly winning the AC 34, TNZ had left no doubt that was the fastest boat. So "if" they had won, nobody would ever know that TO was faster- When they tuned the boat, they left no doubt about it.
  4. No matter how much tactics, tacking duels, cross tacking, covers, the fastest boat always wins. That's the point. So it's useless to say if a certain type of boat is better or not for match racing. But, if you're talking about show and tv coverage, that's another thing.
  5. Go to the origins. And it works the other way round. Where is the evidence it was to be match racing
  6. What ever. Make a rule, build a boat, set an open water course, no nonsense wind limits and the fastest or the surviving boat wins. That's is the spirit of the cup. As you said jay, it's personal preference
  7. Let's finish for once and for all. Ac was never meant for match racing. The circumstances led to it. But it was never meant to be.
  8. Ja imagine that in 25 knts and waves!
  9. My first sailboat design book "Sailboat Design, yesterday today and tomorrow". I still keep it as a treasure...RIP Maede
  10. I really can't believe you're still arguing about this herbie stuff. It's old story mate. Some people have nothing to do
  11. Good post !! Thanks.
  12. irrelevant? they could have been made more aerodinamically efficient.
  13. That's what I want, but they are no going there...
  14. A well built multi could (not necessary foiling)