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  1. Artemis?

    Possibly half right. It goes OK upwind.
  2. Artemis?

    Having seen ETNZ AR video I don't expect too much from AR in terms of wins. They don't have the experience with handling the boat to change gears quickly. I doubt if they have the anything like optimal settings yet. NO will be relying too much on thinking, not on feel. I would would be deeply impressed by them if I were proven wrong, and it will be interesting to see how much they learn in the semis.
  3. News from SF Embarcadero...

    You can get a Big Mac opposite ...
  4. Artemis?

    http://www.voilesetvoiliers.com/course-regate/34e-coupe-de-l-america-s-cup-2013-dimitri-despierres-et-joseph-ozanne-vous-devoilent-les-ailes-1/ This was elsewhere in these forums. Put through yor favourite translation engine. Is interview with wing designers. Apologies if you have all seen it before.
  5. Artemis?

    Out of four independent designs (OR AR package ETNZ) only one identified foiling option during conceptualisation. Foiling appears linked to how daggerpoards treated during measurement. That went to jury.
  6. Artemis?

    They re-flipped it over the weekend. Thanks. Looking fwd to seeing (video/pics) of it.
  7. Artemis?

    Launch on 22nd implies that MM needs to polish his lens; AR must be righting the boat this week.
  8. Artemis?

    New tubes or new RIB?
  9. Artemis?

    Are multihull carbon structures load tested? Not a troll - I really don't know.
  10. Artemis?

    There have been a few comparisons made with F1 (formula 1) in this forum over the past few months. One thing that may not be obvious to many readers is that F1 cars are not a fast shape - the rules have been repeatedly amended to slow them down. Banning of ground effect aerodynamics and 1500hp turbo engines being good examples. Ground effect venturi sucked the vehicle to the ground. It allowed very high cornering speeds. The downside was that if anything affected the ride height the effect could vanish and the car fly off the track mid corner. The 1500hp engines were good for perhaps 10 laps and could blow up (brabham bmw). Over the years many regulations have changed to control speeds through corners for the safety of drivers. These rule changes included - after the death of Ayrton Senna, protective structures, crash tests and scantlings. With the advent of the (foiling) AC72 sailing became an extreme sport. That is not something I really picked up on until this tragic event. I dont think of sailing in the same way as motorcycle racing. In 15 days time the Isle of Man TT race festival begins. People compete in that event accepting they are placing their lives at risk. I fear this cycle of AC requires this shift of thought by teams (not a good idea). Or it requires the organisers to stand back and really consider safety in the way F1 did. Teams will go as fast as they can to win. It is the organisers to constrain this to a safe vehicle. I am trying to be thoughtful in this post - I am very shocked and upset by this tragedy.
  11. Artemis?

    Do not forget the computer models, wind tunnels & test tank runs; not every development is "in vivo" to be photographed. Admittedly imperfect (plenty examples in F1) but generally source of better mouse traps these days
  12. Artemis?

    I would contact your system administrator if sites are locally blocked. It is polite to ask. Bypassing would be against policy set by your employer, who might be a SA fan...
  13. Artemis?

    Next Olympics in four years time. If cup cycle reverts to same it would not be a good fit. But I dont know which team will win AC, what the cycle will turn out to be or what type of boat it will be sailed in. Could be canting keel monohulls for all I know about it. Or coracles. It may simply be that Olympian yachtsmen could be good value (cheapish) at this point. In any case Team A are working hard. Let's see what they can retrofit in 14 or so days. :-)
  14. Artemis?

    In that sequence is OR up on foil? Sort of looks like it is.
  15. Artemis?

    AC45 in UK provided great entertainment. Don't see AC72 doing same in SF. No big fleet races and crash - bang - wallop appears unadvisable (tnz twin hull javelin). Whilst this AC is all great exciting tech and very interesting to follow, a good horse race gets lots of people out at dev cost of two ponies and sufficiency of pony nuts. This is not going to make a good book (in betting sense) either. Transfer tech value of foiling to real world not making massive sense to me - foils get stuck in beach sand :-)