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  1. Look at the yellow stripe from the ACC50 Wing, can't find that on any of the other wings but the yellow rudders are only on the 45T....
  2. Someone tweeted Rambler got hit by a spectator boat after finishing, anyone know anymore on this??
  3. Some great HD Footage of the Maxis heading south
  4. Don't think anyone doubts Kenny has the skills to get the job done, but if it goes real light physics might have something to say about the Injun's flat and fat hull shape I fear! Only problem is Comanche is can only sail at a 100% on port tack, she's missing most of her starboard appendages (my guess based on what Ken said earlier is half of the starboard dagger board is missing and half of the starboard rudder)... but Rambler can't pull her starboard board up so on port she is taking a speed hit for it dragging... its going to be an interesting finish that's for sure!!! With Comanche spending so much money to go half way around the world for one race.... I wonder if Kenny thought about bringing a spare rudder onboard like they did in the 08'-09' Volvo with Puma? It was a bold strategy but man did it pay off having it when the lost the original half way across the atlantic enroute to IRL If I recall correctly, the VO boats are required to carry a spare rudder identical to the main rudders. The S-H race is a sprint. While it would be nice to drop in the spare rudder (really easy on a 100 footer), not sure the what if's add up. What if it was very light air and every kilo mattered? Kenny would be kicking himself for bringing an extra of everything that might break. The last race they were required to have spare rudder but only because they copied Puma in 08'-09'. In 08'-09' they were required to carry an emergency rudder but not a full replacement. But after watching Telefonica Black on 1st leg from Alicante to Cape Town sailing severely hampered on speed by the emergency transom attached rudder for most of the south Atlantic they decided to carry a full spare. This ended up being a huge advantage since they stopped for 45 minutes and then were back sailing at a 100%.
  5. Don't think anyone doubts Kenny has the skills to get the job done, but if it goes real light physics might have something to say about the Injun's flat and fat hull shape I fear! Only problem is Comanche is can only sail at a 100% on port tack, she's missing most of her starboard appendages (my guess based on what Ken said earlier is half of the starboard dagger board is missing and half of the starboard rudder)... but Rambler can't pull her starboard board up so on port she is taking a speed hit for it dragging... its going to be an interesting finish that's for sure!!! With Comanche spending so much money to go half way around the world for one race.... I wonder if Kenny thought about bringing a spare rudder onboard like they did in the 08'-09' Volvo with Puma? It was a bold strategy but man did it pay off having it when the lost the original half way across the atlantic enroute to IRL
  6. The distance to finish is based on straight line measurment to constitution dock not the next point of land they need to turn around.
  7. Still one of the best all around boats in the world!!! Ericsson 3!!!
  8. No daggerboards that we can see so looking based on the "some unconventional underwater thinking" statement, some form of lee board similar to scows perhaps.... that or the boards are still being figured out and it will have standard boards possible dss foil package since oats proved it was useful and the drawings could be prior to sydney to hobart Manual Grinders will stay for the records pending the boat gets up and goes better than speedboat bigger question is who is the builder???