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  1. alphafb552

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Cherbourg to Cowes is what, 75 miles? An AC75 can easily do that in a couple of hours!
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    "Among many voters and many politicians, the great benefits of being inside the single market were taken for granted right up until the moment when they vanished." https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/24/bill-for-boris-johnson-brexit-is-coming-punishingly-steep
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    Team NYYC

    Participation levels will never grow if they keep inventing new classes for each edition. Only if the let a class endure for two or three cycles will the technology become mature enough to be accessible to more teams I was not a fan of the current boat concept, and very skeptical about their sailability - but having watched them actually racing, they do look fantastic, they're blindingly fast and provide very competitive sailing. They really need to hang on to these for the next cup and beyond. Though they REALLY need to add a Code 0 on an extra halyard for the light stuff...
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    Random PicThread

    I'd be willing to lend a hand - or two!
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    They could lead them to the sides of the boat behind the main stays? At least they'd be in already disturbed air
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Wouldn't be the first time a team got blindsided by seemingly obvious rules...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Could also be that the rear corners of the stern are structurally not built to support runner loads, so if their rig does not need them, and their structure does not even allow them to be used in the normal way, it's perfectly logical to try to find ways to hide them away aerodynamically
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    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Actually Leo this is quite logical. The UK fishing industry is now trying to import their catches into the EU, so it's the EU requirements in documentation that need to be met. But you're right to mock the preparation (or lack of it rather), none of these requirements are new, the UK could have looked into this months ago to be prepared...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Well played, DR!
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    Prada Cup

    Which is more or less exactly what LR did a few(?) seconds later
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    Team NYYC

    Great video, hats off for the transparency from the team! Still below seems to show a tubular framework to support the loads, covered by a relatively thin outside shell. The part that came off seems to have folded over the diagonal brace, which in turn prevented the now detached panel from entering the hull, which explains why it then floated away
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    Prada Cup

    So if they got flotation in the hull, why bother with fothering?
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    Prada Cup

    is there any evidence of actual divers working on the rescue operation? All I saw were AM crew members getting in the water to put the fothering in place. I'd be surprised if they had access at that moment to tools to cut carbon underwater
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    Prada Cup

    So how come we can see the damage clearly from the exact same camera just 9 seconds later? Grant you, can't see the hole, just the shards of carbon hanging off of the hull, but those definitely were not there in the first picture...
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    Prada Cup

    It came from here, watch if for yourself!