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  1. alphafb552

    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    You need to design and build boats that have an effective lifespan of use of more than a couple of years first...
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    Brexit, WTF

    If true, expect the SNP to start clamouring for a new independence referendum pdq... In the meantime, they will demand the same regulatory arrangement as NI to be applied to Scotland to maintain alignment with the EU to be able to rejoin quickly after independence
  3. alphafb552

    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    Read my post #1351: I said take off was under 10kts!
  4. alphafb552

    12m Australia KA-5 for sale

    Ouch... Well, I guess if you have to ask, you can't afford it...
  5. alphafb552

    Brexit, WTF

    Leo you touch on an important issue here: in most of Europe all residents are required to register themselves, usually in their place of residence. This means that we have a much clearer idea of how many foreign nationals live in our countries and their status, being EU citizens with a basic right to residence all the way to refugees whose application for asylum is in progress. In practice it is quite difficult to live in these countries without being registered. Renting a house, opening a bank account, even getting a job, etc are not made easy. In the UK (and Ireland I may add) there is no such requirement for registration, which means that it is a lot easier to build a life without any official presence in the country. Hence the attractiveness of the UK to most refugees (witness the camps in Calais) and perhaps a corresponding backlash against immigration. This has led directly to the difficulties of the UK government to ensure settled status for current EU citizens living in the UK, basically having to invent a registration system from scratch.
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    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    How so? Being able to lift off at low speeds sounds pretty good to me. Nothing to indicate they were aiming to go much faster at this stage of testing
  7. alphafb552

    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    By my guess they are taking off at under 10kts boat speed, perhaps reaching 15kts max in the clip. At those speeds I don't think aerodynamics play much of a role
  8. alphafb552

    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    They don't seem to be going very fast though...
  9. alphafb552

    What's the worst word you can call someone

    Douglas Adams more or less established that to be 'Belgian'
  10. alphafb552

    Brexit, WTF

    There's no negociating with these dolts in London. How about we (the EU) give them a 5 year extension until they get some kind of sensible government in place that can actually not only put a deal together with the EU, but also ensure that deal has the necessary support in the HoC. Alternatively we can drop them out now with the option of fast tracking them back into the customs union and/or single market when the stable goverment mentioned above is in place. In the meantime we can just 'unfriend' the eejits currently in office and put them on ignore for a few years...
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    Team NZ

    Old footage and horrible music...
  12. alphafb552

    Classy women sailing

    I think you might be referring to Dee Caffari
  13. alphafb552

    Whoopsies

    The what off the where ??? Joking aside, seemed to be a pretty clean boat for just 700 bucks
  14. alphafb552

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    No rule required. I suspect one of the major strategies during the pre start will be to force the opponent to drop off their foils while staying in the air. And if that latter part proves too difficult, they will just stay away from each other as much as possible.
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    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    Why not?