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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. As teams can have 2 sets of foils, IMO, the only reason, not given yet, for AP foils would be to hide their secret competition foil until the last minute. It could be the case for TNZ and perhaps other teams. However changing the leading edge or the trailing edge would be easier. Time will tell.
  2. All my support to the Brits with what just happened in Manchester.
  3. Today practice races: "Artemis Racing had the best of the practice racing action on Monday 22nd May, beating Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR in race one. Race two, between Emirates Team New Zealand and Artemis Racing, failed to generate a result as neither team finished the race, while it was the same outcome in the third and final race of the day, a re-run between the Swedish and New Zealand teams. Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Glenn Ashby commented, “We have always said that the racing will be really close and today proved it. What is truely evident is that you have one bad manoeuver and it can be the difference between winning the race and point, or coming away with nothing.” More practice racing is scheduled for Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th May." (from the official site)
  4. Obviously for safety reasons, but not enough to prevent a crew from falling.
  5. It took them some time to publish it. Some interpretations are from april 3rd and the last one from May 20 th.
  6. Agreed on all points
  7. I have to disagree about everything. 1) Only one challenger will leave, the other team will be Oracle 2) Then, every challenger will fight as hell for their life. Do you think they will risk $ 100 M ? Crazy. 3) Once, and only once, they know if they go to the LV, THEN they will race as safely as possible Some here are completely delusional.
  8. Doug, The Angle of Incidence of the foil cannot be changed, IMO, as teams has to give the IGES files to the MC. Not sure the 30% or the 10% would allow it. However they cant change the AoA thanks to the rake or the shape of the board. Here is the difference between the constant AOI and the changeable AOA. Thinking twice, the AoI could be determined by the rake, and the AoA but by the action of the rudder on the horizontal position of the boat.
  9. Research is speculation, trying, failing, succeeding.
  10. I have seen 2 cats with their wings and light breeze on the webcam Do you you know if they sailed ?
  11. It has been there for a long time now. Let's hope they decide before the race
  12. ^^ If SR had not corrected I would have posted an amendment where TNZ signature is missing.
  13. I too was wondering what word they are using for that, but they are not always consistant as we could see for the "Turbo" "Test" or "S" boats. I don't think we will learn much before the AC but after we should learn more on the foils and control system. By using an hypothetical rotating handle, they could control at the same time the horizontal AoA, the vertical AoA and part of the cant. And, let's not forget the most important perhaps: the rudder rake. Fascinating times...
  14. It won't fight for a definition, it's a question of what is a curve on a foil That said, the easiest to define the axes may be the last words you used.