nroose

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  1. nroose

    INEOS Team GB

    I guess the idea of a bow thruster is for a very different situation! And it's not heeled nearly as much as a keelboat. And they would tell you before doing this.
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    Team NYYC

    Yeah, it's the reflection of that cargo ship.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    They sure do look well sorted. Seems like they are refining the crossover for the straight and delta foils. But I am guessing B2 will be harder to sail and faster.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Watching the videos, it seems like these boats are extremely stable and smooth. I guess there's a chance that they give up speed for the smoothness and stability? Perhaps B2 will be harder to handle.
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    INEOS Team GB

    "error"? I remember watching the videos. And the making of videos. It's the real deal.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    If the media person for the Luna Rossa Challange is reading, seems silly to disable controls. I would have put this on my watch later queue.
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    Team NYYC

    Seems like there are two bars with different timing that are on the row with "Intl Travel - Other Safe Countries*". And also, that upload has blurry text...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Seems like alone on a moderate breeze day with no obstacles (marks, opponents, and boundaries), I would expect that sailors of this caliber could sail just about anything very smoothly. I look forward to the excitement of the actual races!
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    There have always been ideas like this. Once upon a time I wished that the AC would be sailed in STP65s. No boat limits or anything. Imagine if teams could practice all they wanted and have 2 or 3 STP65s in their home waters and another couple at the venue. Then the boats would be excellent inshore and offshore racers for decades.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I mean, you don't have one on a kite or a sailboard. And on an 8 person rowing shell, the rudder is a suggestion at best. But on these boats, the rudder is extremely powerful and sensitive. And if it fails for even an instant, you are done. And other boat is hundreds of meters ahead.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    The rudder is clearly critical on this boat. If it loses lift, all hell will break loose. I am now thinking that the boat heeled a bit more than intended and that caused some extra lift... Not really sure.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    A stalling foil can sometimes pull in the wrong direction. I am guessing that they got a gust and then a lull and the dynamics caused them to have some unexpected/unhandled forces/momentum. They are moving fast and things change quickly.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Nothing wrong with that!
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Seems like a still image of tell-tales is often misleading.
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    INEOS Team GB

    No twist there!