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  1. Xlot

    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    Not sure about that, LR being AWOL too for some reason. But at least food would be better
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    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    ^ In Cagliari from January
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    Team NYYC

    So that they can be called (improperly) AC75 rather than AC68
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    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    Definitely not. Compare the inept Ratcliffe girl with Miuccia Prada’s masterly performance. Can’t buy class
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    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    Boat called Britannia? “Brexit” would have been more appropriate
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Looking at AM’s and LR’S teeny foils - and to the repeated mention of 8 kts TWS as the minimum for foiling - until further notice, 8 kts is supposed to be the minimum for foiling when the boat is already up on the foils. But for taking off, the only forecast is still the very first AM’s VPP, with the boat doing 16 kts on 12 kt TWS With the boats now sailing, we’ll soon have an update on that - but with all the towing being done, it’s not like a much lower wind speed will be found suitable
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    ^ In this connection, it so happens I owned a Dart catamaran not many decades ago - long keel, skeg and all. I therefore feel qualified for the LR helmsman role and expect to be offered the position in the near future
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Designed by the same people who did the first foil arm iteration. What could possibly go wrong?
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Minor remark: apparently, Italy doesn’t share the US requirement that a painted flag should have the staff side toward the bow. So, on starboard the staff (green) segment is aft - had noticed that on a previous LR boat OTT, I see absolutely nothing that would jusify Max Sirena’s claim they delayed launching by one full month so that the competition wouldn’t copy them ...
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    Team NYYC

    It would appear so - intriguing
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    Team NYYC

    Hmm... Actually, to me it brings to mind a singularly unsuccessful Brit fighter of WWII ...
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    Team NYYC

    Thank FareVela. They’ll only say pictures are “from a source close to NYYC” Again, I’m surprised they were allowed
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    Team NYYC

    About the Italian video, they liken ETNZ’s combination of leeward foil/ hull “keel” at lift-off (and landing) to a catamaran, i.e. this configuration will cause minimum disruption just like when a catamaran lifts a (narrow) hull. So, they say this should be an advantage in marginal foiling conditions, while AM.’s hull would be better in 100% foiling races
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    Team NYYC

    FareVela publishes the usual pictures, PLUS a gallery of details I hadn’t seen yet - LR would be apoplectic if something similar came out on their boat. Don’t understand the spreaders, though https://farevela.net/2019/09/14/american-magic-le-foto-dei-dettagli-dellac75-americano/