meanermachine

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  1. meanermachine

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    82 was a fast boat, not necessarily a disaster. The issue was that TNZ pushed too hard and didn't cover off the reliability. They then went on to win the first regatta series after they rebuilt, sailing 82 minus the hula (from memory). Edit: I should also note that Grant Simmer talks about this in his interview with Shirley R. They went to great lengths to have the hula reduced in effectiveness through measuring.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Being a bit cheeky, I edited your pic for you. Quick n dirty though via Google photos... Edit: But SA still doesn't play nice with the uploader so I guess nobody will see it!
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Not to get too off the topic of boats but if you want to talk about computational photography I can chew you ear off for a good couple of hours haha. Video is much harder to balance, I understand. Which is why you see much more variation in the video from high end mobiles compared to proper cameras. The reduction in size massively amplifies the challenges. Anyway... Boat pics!
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Possibly just the difference in material? Maybe a different paint? The main is probably stickers after all. Great pic though.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Just had a call from my sister who is at the viaduct with her family, apparently there's a bunch of Italian guys in prada sunnies and LR jackets with a big zoom lens, taking pics of Te Ahie (I assume not B2) from the bridge all loudly speaking Italian. So is that a normal day or is there something exciting happening? EDIT: fuzzy webcam suggests just a normal B1 sailing day, so maybe new parts?
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    Team NYYC

    Agreed. A smaller bow but still a blunt one, and the tapered booty.
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    Team NYYC

    Take that shit to PA you people. Besides, keeping him in a box to live out a miserable life is a better punishment than the coward's way out.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Respectfully, drawing the comparison between QAnon and the questioning of the opposition is disingenuous from Farrier. He's an Auckland urban lefty and has known the PM for years. He's not close to neutral when it comes to National Party commentary. The opposition are correct to question the timing and knowledge that the government had around possible cases over the weekend. The timing of the ramp up for phase 2, and then it happening is most likely a coincidence but it is worth questioning given the election is so close. And there is a question over the ongoing prominent placement of the prime minister doing media when really it should be Bloomfield doing it. I've been following the QAnon nuts for about 2.5 years and the arrival of it in NZ is very concerning given how it has jumped to Instagram and thus into the stories of idiot influencers and airheads. There is a distinct difference from the Q cult and legitimate questioning of governt. Now, back to sailing!!
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    And to use a land based comparison, the Group A BMW M3 Evolution touring car is also inherently unstable. In the hands of an amateur track day enthusiast (which is what most of us are as sailors) we'd probably kill ourselves. In the hands of a pro driver, it was unbeatable.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    New tweet from ETNZ on the ruling: https://twitter.com/EmiratesTeamNZ/status/1292678474792988672?s=19 "As Justice Moore has concluded, these allegations in the interim report were unproven and unanswered and publication of them was not in the public interest. We fully expect to be totally cleared from these vexatious allegations and put this distracting sideshow behind us."
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Well they do say in the video that Tindall looked after 60, so maybe he's also got 38 and that's why it's much better protected and wrapped? What a Great New Zealander he is eh?
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    https://twitter.com/EmiratesTeamNZ/status/1289055788393271297?s=19
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Good thing they've got that Z Energy sponsorship and likely a few fuel cards lying around...
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    https://twitter.com/EmiratesTeamNZ/status/1288215046242349057?s=19
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Thanks @Rennmaus clearly the rule needs to be clarified by the panel
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    The boat buy seems like bullshit tbh. I don't think it would be TNZ but maybe B1 from LR? They make a better candidate. They'd welcome the cash, the boat is a bit worn out so they'll definitely use B2 in the summer.... As an aside, does CIC apply to the Prada Cup? It applies to the match but does it also apply to the selection?
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Cats are shit for match racing. Go watch the F50s if you want to watch multis.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Christ this was a turgid few pages of posts to wade through. Bunch of silly old women as Weta rightly pointed out. Wait for the report you fucking blowhards
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Bahaha, now you're really stretching, trying to link an OpEd from a journo with your impressions of reckons from other forum members. Maybe try to be constructive instead of a prat?
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    This is just straight out boat and photographic pornography.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    @weta27 I hope you don't mind that I gave it a quick and dirty edit in Google Photos! It probably isn't better than your version haha
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    https://emirates-team-new-zealand.americascup.com/en/news/459_FROM-GRANT-DALTON.html Update from Grant
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Having worked in politics I bet your bottom dollar that it was BV that supplied a copy of the report to media. Their counter punch since they've comprehensively lost the media war over the last 48hrs
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    So $29m out of $40m has so far been paid to ACE. ETNZ supports a hold on payments while the investigation runs it's course. It's a total clusterfuck in the media but having worked on this stuff previously I am not yet worried about ETNZs position.