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  1. dbeauvar

    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    Remember the good old days of the tarp covering the winged keels every time the boats were coming out? Looks to me they can hide all their control systems without giving away the type of controls they are using... Regards, D
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Don't hold it against me, I was only 10 years old.... and living on an island in the Caribbean far away from mainland and french government....
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    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    Can we say it's One wing when there is a huge torpedo body in the middle? do we talk about one wing for a plane or two wings? if the foil is V-shape, do we consider there are two "wings" or one wing? I would say two "wings" Only if the foil is T-shaped that we could consider it being a single wing. Even then the foil is usually symmetrical at the middle point and people will commonly say that there are two wings... Regards, D
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    Team NZ

    I think it's the equivalent of heeling the moth to windward to point higher and get better angle toward the mark. The moth heels the whole boat as the foil is fixed. For the AC, just raise the foil a few degrees, and you still get lift to foil but you also get the heeling toward the windward mark. Sorry, I forgot all the technical names... Frenchy lost in translation. Regards, D.
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    Team NZ

    skipper is holding on the side, knowing the crash is coming....
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    Team NYYC

    Never mind I got confused between Magic and S&S. That's why I was asking if it was the bow (or whatever they built to this point). Carry on, I'm stupid. D.
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    Team NYYC

    Was it a full hull or just a piece (bow) of it? Regards, D.
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    Trying to identify photographer

    I like the difference in cord length between the Gaastra foils and the TeAihe foils...
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    Trying to identify photographer

    Weta, what about showing us the other pics with the Gaastra foilers? or does Gaastra got exclusivity? (better than talking politics...) Regards, D
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    Team NZ

    WOW... That acceleration. No wonder they have trouble with the CZ.
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    Trying to identify photographer

    9m... damn!! I hated my 7m when I was windsurfing: too big, heavy for my skinny 16 y.o. frame those sails look like 3m when sizing against the AC boat. Lol Regards, D
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    Trying to identify photographer

    Both sails are Gaastra Vapor Air sails... Regards, D
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    Team NZ

    There must be a gap between the 2 skins. otherwise it would be a basic sail like any boat... lol
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    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    Helmsman becomes a grinder when not driving the boat. The coffee grinder is a dualgrinder model, and there is no room behind the helmsman for a second beefy guy to grind. So you get an extra grinder onto the boat, however helmsman/tactician may make some mistakes when exhausted from the grinding plus, you need to train two helmsmen to drive the boat. Do you have enough time to practice to have two guys at the top to drive the boat?
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    The two foils are slightly different. One has fences, and the other looks slightly longer (maybe optical). But they sure are more locked toward this shape of foils, no T-shape for LR. Regards, D.