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    AC36 CLASS RULE

    ^ Exactly Clearly more complex, more integrated, more precise, more functional and more reliable... Shame they didn't patent it, then Larry wouldn't be able to copy into the $pite50's - without a contribution to the AC defense
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    Memory Lane

    What a shame that these guys feel the need to push things so hard that they leave a trail of destruction behind them and no way back in for themselves
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    Memory Lane

    OK, but does the motor still crank, I heard she overheats a bit?
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    There are hundreds of events to follow, but only a handful that really sell themselves hard to the public, who by the way would not know what OD even means as a differentiator - get real. They hear 'F1' , 'pinnacle of sailing', 'AC team', 'AC skipper', 'in competition with...', blah blah, (which for sure is coming from SK big-it-up M not the journalist), why should they question it. It's spite, poor sportsmanship and just the sort of spoiled behavior you can expect from those who have mostly been able to buy their way to sporting success. Try again, gracefully retire or join another class that suits your interest, budget and talent, but don't try to diminish, compete with and rip-off the cachet of an event you were so recently fully invested in.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    for a competition that will effectively act as a rival to the America's Cup.  So much denial
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    AC36 CLASS RULE

    ^ Did you not watch AC35? All that over-hyped industrial and F1 muscle didn't add up to as much as a couple of Italian hydraulic engineers and the right attitude. And as to how much of what is shown in the video has to be duplicated for the other side - guess away....
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    Team NYYC

    Thanks, but not seeing the quote from the DOG? & while you are looking....... Is Glen skipper? Is Dean American?
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    Team NYYC

    The rules used to require " the yacht is to be designed by citizens of the nation it represents" Think you can find a quote on that? Was this really in your lifetime? Has the ETNZ skipper for AC36 actually been announced? Link? the helms of all 4 boats might be national citizens of the challenging and defending clubs/nations. The only thing we can say for certain is that they will be either 'citizens' or that they will meet the residency requirements of the Protocol. The AC has seen 'Citizenship of convenience' for decades to the point it has no agreed meaning. Are you seriously going to pretend that AC34 Kiwi helm/AC35 Japanese helm Barker now counts for you and the audience as a readily identifiable US citizen
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    trickle down

    Sure TC ..... My comment mentioned 2 posters, no nationalities - and no hate obviously. One was offering his/her opinion, fair enough, but seemingly based on only 1/2 of what I posted so largely arguing with them self - and another who was just chipping in as usual, good to know you and Spinner have each others backs - the last of Ellison's Angels. Keep it up, win a hat.
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    Team UK

    BA sums up......
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    AC 36 Protocol

    So the answer is abdication after all - handed off to the Challenger (well yeah ok main sponsor too), so that explains the lack of anything outwardly 'kiwi' in the design - but what is the excuse then for the total lack of style!?
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    AC36 CLASS RULE

    OK experts, ELI5; that's a lot of componentry and complexity, what are the advantages over a direct electro/mechanical system - or is no such thing possible?
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    trickle down

    An A-class sailor bigging up the A class' significance, Spinray clapping to any anti-ETNZ/Kiwi conspiracy theory......so what is new add^ : and widely publicised undeniable
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    trickle down

    If you plotted the number of commercially available foiling classes before and after AC34, that's a pretty steep line - coincidence? So not denying or diminishing the pioneering and developmental efforts of all sorts of people and classes over decades if not a century, but somehow those big, no cost spared, fully crewed multies ripping around Auckland and then San-Fran', upwind as well as down, seems to have sparked something. The plans may have been incubating in design offices all over for a while, but suddenly it seems it was 'time to walk the talk'.
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    Team UK

    4th.......full results -> http://www.gc32racingtour.com/results/