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  1. Nope, just a fairly complete summary
  2. ^ Good point. So, Verdier being tied to ETNZ, who are the other 7-9 designers needed by the other teams? JuanK doesn't get another chance, I guess
  3. Sure ... And a box rule for that contraption coming out by Nov 30 ...
  4. As usual, no money available from Costa Smeralda. Only WAG would be Bertelli goes all-in for his last Cup and finances a sort of SBTJ. He also considers Onorato a disgrace since his AC34 role as pseudo-CoR. No money on that side either, plus Onorato's got to be blacklisted by the Italian yachting community after his written antics on being disqualified at the J70 Worlds, as Clean should know
  5. Yeah. That was one expensive quickie ...
  6. Michigan, perchance
  7. Look up in the (gasp) FP Clean's video of the Melges 40 in Porto Cervo, with electric canting keel. Scale it up to whatever LOA suits your fancy, and this is what we're going to get. IMOCA-style foils? I don't think so because they would be very expensive for a team to experiment with, and mainly no other designer can match Guillaume Verdier's know-how and feedback. I'd rather have nothing than the OD alternative
  8. If the past (both San Diego and Auckland) is any guide, totally wrong
  9. Correct: he said whether it'll be a canter, or a foiler - or something else - will be decided "later"
  10. Diesel powered caning keels ... nasty prospect indeed
  11. ^ Ouch ... that would seem definitive. Well worth translating
  12. Per the NYT, NK's recent unexpected leap forward in missile range and reliability would be due to their getting hold of leftover rocket engines from the SS 18 Satan ICMB, which was manufactured in the Ukraine in the seventies. If that is the case, one might assume that the other technological aspects (guidance, reentry aerodynamics, warhead miniaturization) aren't progressing at the same rate
  13. About Guam, reminds me of that old Western movie: "the only safe place in the valley was behind the target"
  14. Perhaps coincidentally, the Italian press is only giving planing monos and foiling multis as the alternative, no longer mentioning foiling monos as a possibility