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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Artemis?

    +1, completely agree
  2. Artemis?

    I wish Andrew Simpson's family and friends peace and strength in this very difficult time. But I'm very surprised by the great number of people posting on this forum calling for change to the AC event rules and format. The psychology of this is quite beyond me. A teen age girl died when she couldn't get free from her trapeze wire in a capsize a couple of years ago while sailing a Club 420 in a summer sailing program in Annapolis. There was very little response to this event- I don't think it even registered on these forums. Certainly there were no massive changes made to youth sailing; teens still learn how to sail on C420s and go out on the wire. Or another few years previous a youth died in Hawaii, also while practicing trapezing. Again, no massive outcry. But now when a highly skilled, highly paid professional, sailing a very high performance boat is killed in an accident, the entire competition should be canceled?! That people voice this response astounds me. I suppose this is just a consequence of the media exposure of the AC, and lack of exposure of the kids that died, but still... I'm not mentioning this as a call for safety changes in either area of sailing. I mention the accidents in youth sailing just to contrast the responses. For the record, it is my position that sailing, any sailing, is an inherently dangerous activity. Be it youth learn-to-sail, or the America's Cup match. People focus on the romance of sailing, but neglect to keep in mind its danger. Yet part of the romance of sailing comes from the danger- it comes from man testing himself against the forces of nature. Sometimes nature wins. Most of us will never know what it takes to sail at 45 kts down the San Francisco city front. Most of us would have succumbed to the forces of nature long before.
  3. Artemis?

    Looks like AR could be the team to beat , if they switch the AC to foiling 45's What makes you presume that AR won't be able to do as well with the new AC72 ? Time.
  4. News from SF Embarcadero...

    I think the comment in the vid to the effect that "there may not be enough room at pier 80 for all the teams, so a few of them may have be at the end of the race village" is significant- perhaps AC45 teams on pier 80, then when the four big cats come out, they fit on piers 26-29?!