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  1. 2Newts

    Team NYYC

    They are moving to Florida soon. In the next couple of weeks I believe. And yes, the conditions are more or less normal.
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    Team NYYC

    The weather has taken a distinct turn for the worse around here. Cold and raw more often than not. Most of the boats on the water are hardcore fishing types. The snow has already started falling in the mountains (about 225 miles from Newport).
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    True, and I was careful not to say so. If you look in the article they say that more detailed reports are yet to come and I would be astounded if the material they provide to the public is the same material they provide to a serious marketer. If they are providing the same, well, then my entire argument is out the window.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    All right, I know that being generally in favor of SailGP is a controversial stance, so I'll say at the outset that I am a fan of theirs and think that the product is generally good and in some specific areas it is great. My kids and I have had a great time this year watching the races on streaming. They each picked their favorite team and were emotionally connected to how those teams did. Beyond the sailing product, their marketing support is being set up up the way I like to see marketing platforms do. As a buyer of media in my professional life, I know that there are a lot of misleading claims out there and I am sure they have buried a few in here that I don't have time to suss out, but performance data transparency is key. Authentication by Deloitte and YouGov are key as well (Meltwater doesn't carry the same weight in my experience). As a baseline offering for marketers, IMO this is a very strong way to start. I could, if I were looking to market to this audience, evaluate a price given to me by a sales person and have some confidence that I'd be getting what I paid for. The next bar will be to show next year's performance on the same measures and the trend lines on each. Don't cherry-pick the measures that make you look good, don't swap these measures for others, don't change out your authenticators. If anything, become even more transparent. https://sailgp.com/news/season-one-in-review/
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Looks more like the shape of a tuna than a sardine. Flipper - Orca - Tuna - TBD* *(I still like Oil Spill, regardless of shape, for the frackers)
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    Team NYYC

    Yeah, so all of these have not only wings but a slight upward orientation. Which makes me think even more that there's limited to no GE on Orca when she's in that nose-down attitude that we see in stable mode.
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    Team NYYC

    Question about Ground Effect. Looking at Orca in stable flight, it seems that the mid section of the boat is closer to the water than the aft section. For GE to work, wouldn't the stern have to be equal distance to the water or even slightly closer than the area ahead of it?
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    Team NYYC

    Flipper, Orca, Tuna, and Oil Spill
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    Team NYYC

    Fair enough. But what could the bowsprit be for? They could be planning to use a code-0 downwind in light-air displacement mode. But if they start foiling even in light air, the apparent wind will quickly wrap a code-0 back around the mast. Logically then the only situation to use it in would be air so light that foiling is not possible at all, and in air that light it would be hard for the RC to set a course and in all likelihood there'd be a postponement until the wind fills in and then, well, the wind is back to the point where using a code-0 would be illogical. So I don't understand the sprit.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    That was great. A perfect way to waste an hour at work! Actually, the commentary was so improved, that I could just listen to it on my headphones while doing other work and just hop over to the feed when appropriate. SailGP is a great product. I hope the popularity grows.
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    Team NYYC

    hahahahaha nice typo. Yay me!
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    Team NYYC

    No kidding. And still leaving a LOT of twist in the sail. Also looks like they have a bit of a wiggle as they are in the puff. makes me wonder how they will act generally in busty conditions. The AC50s would rear up and then nose dive (in some cases, spectacularly so), but they didn't really heel much to leeward during the puff. This lady looks to react quite differently. It's blowing about 15+ right now, btw.
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    Team NYYC

    What's the red circle or dot on the mast about 10' to 12' up?
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    Team NYYC

    This is up in the upper bay, yes? With Conanicut Island directly behind the boat and the Verazzano bridge to the right? If so, those are some short stretches of water for a boat that fast.
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    TP 52 Deal?

    The rule of thumb for US taxes is that you have to claim the event (eg, the donation) in the year it happens. But a good accountant can work miracles.