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  1. Ah, thanks for the additional context. It'll be a very interesting few months to see what transpires..
  2. If Doug Devos is thinking of challenging, it seems more likely than not that he'd reject Bertelli's offer, and he'd have received a pretty big hint regarding what the future class might look like. If he does sell the TP52, is there a logical scenario in which that increases the likelihood of a future campaign? Because he wants to build a newer 52 surrogate? Because they've learned and banked everything they need to about the boat? etc.
  3. Really nice pics. Thanks!
  4. Very interesting, great job Clean. Thanks!
  5. He did say at one point, one thing was a unique profile which we later saw in photos. The second was that he thought he saw a series of horizontal slots in the foils on the shaft part (vertical section). It turned out to be just depth markings, but he kept it secret for a while, just in case. You can probably use the search to find the exact posts.
  6. Amazing!
  7. Would love one if you can ship it to Canada. Is the foil in the image a batwing?
  8. Great effort OTUSA, hard fought, and you kept it exciting. Hope the OTUSA fans are proud of the way your team battled and evolved.
  9. Congratulations to all ETNZ fans and of course the team! What a journey it has been this time around. Amazing performance to watch and follow with you all. Thanks!
  10. I did. Very cool. There's a stretch of highway outside of Milan, I recall, with an imperious Cimbali factory on one side, staring down the Faema equivalent on the other side of the road. I hope Italy joins the next Cup.
  11. In the press conference PB said 'there are foiling tacks, and there are foiling tacks', roughly, in the context of thinking they could sail better. This could well be what he's thinking of. Certainly one advantage ETNZ should retain with their wing control and better hydraulic system. I wonder how much more speed OR can squeeze out of their package now. Each time you make a major change it is a big risk with a schedule and scoreline like that. You can see the appeal of the incremental tweaks, but high risk can be high reward, and if the other team bets big and succeeds there is little chance to react. I'd be interested in seeing ETNZ try a partial board deployment with more cant like OR given BTs likely superior control system and available hydraulic pressure. You'd think if they are still on a fast=unstable part of their boards' performance curve it could work for them.
  12. No, I cannot.. I'm more thinking of anyone affiliated with the team hypothetically involved in the premature identification of a location to host in NZ and leaking that to the press. The supposedly neutral commentators like KR also contribute to this possibly overconfident sense of inevitability, and the amount of relief it and the week's articles engender in some of the posts by kiwi fans may be setting them up for a sad outcome.
  13. Wow.. there are a lot of pretty confident statements in that piece. I wouldn't think it would be possible to take a harder fall than the 8-1 loss, but being practically guaranteed a win by all sorts of commentators is setting ETNZ fans up for a pretty big heartbreak if something simply goes wrong. Not the kind of statements I'd be giving on or off the record at 3-0 up, first to 7 points if I was affiliated with the team; and certainly possible that coming from opponents it's meant to be some kind of head-fake, though I don't see it ruffling the sailors. The truth is, nobody knows what is going to happen here, and luck alone can tip things either way.