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    You are right. I mistook his leg for the tiller. Sorry
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    I think there was spinnaker to backstay contact @14. Hard to tell from the video, but the umps were in the right spot to see if there were. You can hear yelling and see the driver on B throw a flag right at that point (if you play the video at slower speed you can see him under the jib on Y) @21 the Y round up is most certainly uncontrolled - unless tillers work opposite on Bavaria boats
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    What new AC 36 Class boat would you like ?

    How about a modern version of a Chesapeake Log Canoe? Spectacular capsizes for the Red Bull/Facebook generation. Check. Canvas enough to be a sailmakers wet dream. "I think I've found a way for us to add another 3 sq ft". Check Athletic movement of hiking boards makes more sense to spectators than hamsters/cyclors/grinders pumping oil. Check. Mizzen trimmer sitting on the bumpkin, so usually a light weight female crew member => mixed crews. Check. Position in crew for owner/celebrity guest as "boardmen" Check.
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    Live Racing Thread

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    Live Racing Thread

    Red boats don't work in America's Cup. They seem to be cursed. Mariner, Il Moro, NZL-20
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    Live Racing Thread

    I think the penalty question boils down to when is the penalty "get behind" and when is it "Lose two boat lengths". For the answer to that, look at rule 44.2 in tl;dr; a ) penalty before the start => lose two b ) OSC => get behind c ) Part 2 infraction on same leg or in the zone => get behind 4 ) all others => lose two So in the situation that caused all these questions, NZL and GBR were most def not on the same leg, so it could only be d) lose two. And the response from the official twitter, utter covfefe
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    Live Racing Thread

    Or just read the rules. If the boats are on the same leg or in the zone, it's 44.2 (c), and the penalized boat has to drop 2 hull lenghts behind the other. As BAR and ETNZ were very much on different legs, we go to 44.2 (d), and there the penalty is to reduce VMG until she loses two hull lengths compared to the other boat.
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    Live Racing Thread

    Ben went down a few degrees after ETNZ started bearing off. That enough to be hunting and throwing away the penalty. Ben should have kept the wheel steady
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    Live Racing Thread

    Maersk has been a sponsor for ETNZ for a long time. They were onboard in SF as well.
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    Team NZ

    The Arab team boards seem to start boiling & slow down much earlier than the Brit ones, looking at the vids. Brits? You mean team Tata Motors from India?
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    Oracle Team USA

    Well, that to be honest that has been the Oracle brand for decades now My favourite part: Ellison says the ads will continue unchanged. Go ahead and sue, he jeers: “We have more lawyers than they have programmers.”