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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Why was TNZ faster ?

    I think the graph they showed about hydraulic accumulation at the end showed a lot about why ETNZ was so much more confident when going around the race course. If you look at the board up-down accumulation, Oracle was limited in the number of tacks and gybes they could do. Meanwhile ETNZ had the freedom to do whatever they wanted. This was the huge benefit they got from the cyclors and wasn't the only reason they won, but having the confidence to do what you want and not count tacks is pretty nice.
  2. Kids with helmets...WTF

    Did this kind of rhetoric happen when they started mandating youth sailors wear PFDs? I wish there had of been a better culture around helmets when I was doing youth sailing because I think it would have helped reduce the risk in those times that you may not have control over whether your head gets hit or not. Whether it is someone else's boom, or a quick maneuver that doesn't go to plan, accidents happen. A helmet is a good way to reduce he chance of injury from those accidents without any major downsides for the sailor.
  3. VOR 2017-18

    Rules like this aren't new. They exist in collegiate Keelboat sailing in both American and Canadian regattas along with the Student Yachting World Cup. These are minor events by comparison but at a collegiate level these rules help give great female sailors opportunities that they wouldn't normally get as they aren't as big or strong as most males. A lot of competitive classes have weight limits that cause skippers to pick crew by weight, do these rules also detract from the quality? I don't think so.
  4. Thomas Coville RTW attempt 2016

    Assuming a Wednesday night cape horn rounding he would need to make about 23kts VMG up the Atlantic to beat the crewed record. Wouldn't that be quite a feat.
  5. Thomas Coville RTW attempt 2016

    Is he anywhere close to the fully crewed record?
  6. ACWS Fukuoka - November

    BAR doesn't seem to be just going through the motions based on the start of race 1 today.