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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. You missed ex-yachtie point nav.
  2. I think that a board can be twisted either upwind or downwind, but the result may be nil downwind as you need to "push" on the water to get fast.
  3. I think it is in this thread that I posted some times ago that the best solution to control the boat would be with rotating handles and with the rudder rake, like a plane. Well, this is exactly what we could see that Nathan, Artemis, was using on a vidéo.
  4. Cammas explained us that the control of the rudder rake was on the side, behind him, that he tried not to use too often. On the other, as I guessed in a previous post, as it is logic, Nathan on Artemis has a handle controling, not the foil but the rudder rake, like a plane. When you watch the video he constantly change the handle position to keep the bow close but out of the water. It was just making sense. So, yes, GTF today showed they were as fast as the other ones but their controls are crappy. They were able to make it in light conditions, if tomorrow is more windy, they will not abe able to control their boat as ususal, I am afraid, but hope not.
  5. Fantastic race. GTF is short of about 1 month short of training and fine tuning to be among the top teams.
  6. Yes, that is what they can do.
  7. Doug, what we don't know is if the uptip part of the foil behaves like an uptip when the fois is canted outward, it could be parallel to the surface. What we don't know too is if the tip is flexible, and if yes, at what degree, making it a partialutpip foil. We should know more after the AC.
  8. + 1
  9. Thanks DR, I'm impressed by the precision of your observations.
  10. Thanks, good observation DR. The question is now to know what other teams did the same.
  11. Agreed much more questions than answers now, and we won't get a clue before the end. What asthonished me today was BAR new foil (or foil configuration) with a very small tip at the end. And they proved to be very fast today, unless they were sandbagging before.
  12. Thanks Basiliscus, which means that some team could, if feasible, sail upwind with negative leeway and still been of the same heave stability law. For sure teams improved their controls, but I can't think that they don't have some auto stability. For example, I wonder if TNZ "stuka" foil tip (the end of the tip) is "uptip" when the foil is fully down, and if the other foils have some kind of flexibility at the end for better stability under maximum speed and pressure.
  13. Cammas said they did their best with the material the had (was he alluding the foils ? the control system? ) but that the crew did a good job.
  14. Without the points GTF had a possibility to survive the first round and improve "thanks" to some damage, not with the points.
  15. Correct, at least this is Ben explanation, and it is consistant what I saw on the video. Seems that when this boats luff they can jumps on their foils and go side way. Ben should have luffed earlier IMO.