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    Team NYYC

    maybe those bulbs/cones on the hydro-foils has solved the cavitation problem that vexes at high speed. sorry If I missed previous reference but that seems clearest conclusion but maybe entz have it in the pipe line too..
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    Team UK

    That is funny- alpha/beta #bring the cup home to a broken country.
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    How to watch live races?

    watch from anywhere-nowhere http://live.robinwidget.org/streamvideo8/sailing-vs-35th-americas-cup-2017-live-stream-2465162.html
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    Race Replays

    great job rudder! Thanks
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    How to watch live races?

    Ken read is doing a great job talking on BT
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    How to watch live races?

    Oracle are total ingrates for racing in the Louis Vuitton challenger series.
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    How to watch live races?

    of course it works. . .that is why I posted it. http://livestreams.to/1300-sailing-35th-americas-cup-2017/
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    How to watch live races?

    you can stream it on your computer http://livestreams.to/1300-sailing-35th-americas-cup-2017/ just click on the links far right.
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    Oracle Team USA

    Dangerousdave ----not off target- My premise- when you (as Sir RC does) have a company like Oracle (with the culture you speak of) backing you, enriching you, writing a seemingly blank check, it empowers/perverts you to be an ingrate. Whatever integrity Sir RC had is lost to his nouveau corporate mindset. My definition of ingrate is a America's cup defender racing in the LV challenger series and having a challenger testing poodle Team Japan. Also strong-arming the majority of challengers to sign an agreement to bend over to an "Framework Agreement" for the upcoming 36th and 37th America’s Cup “People who want to enter this race now know how much it will cost, what kind of boat they need to build and that the rules can’t change on them,” said Larry Ellison, the Team Founder of ORACLE TEAM USA . -I would say that is a false statement, the "Framework Agreement" is about absolute control, for Oracle. As booze says - "It's no surprise, Oracle has built a poor reputation with a huge number of their customers. Arrogance, vendor lock in, inflexibility and expensive compliance "
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    Oracle Team USA

    I admire Larry Ellison for creating Oracle and spending a 1,000,000,000+ dollars on sailing, but- Following the terror attacks of September 11, Ellison, Oracle’s executive chairman, began a campaign for a national identification database, while working with intelligence agencies to offer new integrated services. “A national security database combined with biometrics, thumb prints, hand prints, iris scans or whatever is best can be used to detect people with false identities,” Ellison wrote in a New York Times opinion column following the attacks. ”The Oracle database is used to keep track of basically everything,” Ellison confided to journalist Jeffrey Rosen for New York Times Magazine. “The information about your banks, your checking balance, your savings balance is stored in an Oracle database. Your airline reservation is stored in an Oracle database. What books you bought on Amazon is stored in an Oracle database. Your profile on Yahoo is stored in an Oracle database,” Ellison boasted. https://theintercept.com/2017/04/24/greg-gianforte-oracle/ hmmmm. ​Might explain how RC got completely empowered to become a Dictator.
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    Team UK

    What bit of "it's a one design hull shape" do you not understand? It is identical to the French approach and has to be to comply with the rulesYes, the visible differences will be apparent in the pods, fairings and (limited number of) foils. ~How well~ they all work will provide insight into who has the better control systems underneath and inside the (mostly OD shape) wing. Thanks stingray--- oh that's right the bows have to be built in the teams home country. The rest can be built in NZ. I feel these "one design " elements and the defender racing the challengers before the defense is turning the cup into something it was never intended to be-serial entertainment.
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    Team UK

    maybe this is just a testing dead end
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    Team UK

    the bow- incredibly narrow and sharp, very different than the french approach. I guess in that little harbour there is just flat water. . . Pathetic the way the defender gets to race all the challengers ahead of the actual defense.
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    Artemis?

    fatty? looks similar to ORs wing to my untrained eye Yep the wing looks just like OR's except much fatter,less taper. (photo from sail world)
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    Artemis?

    NO is such a gifted sailor with percy, loick, providing grounding, strategy, structure and now what looks like a version 1.75 ac 72 I would not bet against them vs prada. Prada have sat still with some tweaks here and there. Too much of nothing on their part for all the time they had with the boat. With the two boat foiling ac 45 NO has learned a lot. NO is like a young spithill but better. we will see.
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    Artemis?

    ETNZ will race the Artemist in the semi's and save Prada for the finals. Artemist is weakest right now and could gain momentum and skill and beat Prada.. More racing is better for ETNZ and being the COR is better too. This will keep ETNZ on their toes. Can't wait for the first race of the semis.
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    Artemis?

    just spotted this video of the wing stepping. the wing looks fatty. http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_23708668/americas-cup-artemis-launches-its-blue-boat-two
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    Artemis?

    Torbjörn wanted the design team to apply his Gunvor business model to the 72 campaign; it's called "skimming". Gunvor/Artemist
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    Artemis?

    Pierre over at vsail has the scoop: As for the team’s second AC72, our spies in Alameda claim that she will fly from Valencia to San Francisco on a pair of Antonov cargo planes. Instead of Valencia’s port we will now have to keep a close eye on its airport. http://www.vsail.info/2013/02/21/video-paul-cayard-concedes-artemis-ac72-yacht-is-slow/
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    Artemis?

    Think "Hula"----- The hula mastermind, schnackenberg is with artemist/gunvor.
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    Artemis?

    Vsail/ pierre has done a great job with his site, always the best photographs and revealing interviews-he asks tough questions, he is a pro. Torbjörn Törnqvist is the owner of one greasy company Gunvor-some kind of middleman toll collector on oil flowing through eastern european companies from russia. No wonder Paul cayard drives a maserati, buckets full of cash from a surcharge to ordinary citizens heating bills. great. sweet Makes one appreaciate the job Dalton is doing patching together a team and funding from a variety of sources. Even Larry has tried with all his homegrown software dollars to make things compelling. . .(homegrown in the sense he built his company with hard work, research and technical advances). Prada create and innovate in fashon to have the money to play americas cup---- Artemis? Gunvor/sleazy. creepy
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    Artemis?

    Annapolis native Hutchinson reacts to his America's Cup ouster http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/outdoors/bs-sp-outdoors-sailing-hutchinson-1216-20121215,0,5839430.story