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    dutch ac entry

    Not sure how you put that in the first post, but I couldn't read it that way. Holland Goes America's Cup !!! Rotterdam / Muiden, 23 November 2018 - In a historical joint initiative, the KNZ & RV from Muiden and KR & ZV 'De Maas' from Rotterdam reported to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as challenger for the 36th America's Cup with a syndicate led by skipper Simeon Tent ferry. From New Zealand The Royal Yacht Squadron responded enthusiastically to the Dutch late entry, partly due to the stature of the associations and the palmares of Tienpont, which in 2011 and 2013 was part of two winning America's Cup teams. The parties work to ensure that the Dutch registration can be officially ratified in the short term. In the 2021, the finals of the 36th edition will be sailed from Auckland, New Zealand, the country of the winner of the last edition. The America's Cup is seen as the first international sporting event and originated in 1851, at the time organized by The Royal Yacht Squadron in England with a race around the Isle of Wight south of England. The cup bears the name of the first winning yacht, America. Characteristic of the America's Cup format is that the defender is allowed to determine in which type of race ship the next America's Cup will end up. Tienpont has done intensive research in recent months into the feasibility of Dutch participation. Tienpont: "Now is the chance for the Netherlands to get a Dutch challenger on the water for the first time in history. The design of the AC75 and the technical specifications are perfectly suited to the Dutch maritime and aviation industry. The America's Cup has always worked as a breeding ground for technology in competitive sailing, and now more than ever before, these innovations also attract the maritime industry. The Dutch maritime sector is recognized as a world leader; it is now a matter of using that leadership to achieve success in participating in the 36th America's Cup. Add to this that our competition sailors are among the best in the world. " The enthusiasm of both water clubs with rich history is great. Chairman Jacob van der Goot from 'De Maas': "If you consider it right, it should have happened much sooner. Our history, the strength of our maritime industry and our sporting experience and talent force it off - an opportunity to be recognized at the highest level ". Michiel van Dis, chairman of KNZ & RV, adds: "The Deed of Gift of 'The Old Mug' appeals to us because it stipulates that challengers must take care of developments on Dutch soil; that the sailors must come from the Netherlands; and that at least 180 days a year in the Netherlands must be trained. Our participation in the America's Cup is a national matter; it is Dutch Glory pur sang. There is a great opportunity for Dutch water sports ". Royal Dutch Sailing & Rowing Association
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    My newest project

    Seems like one thing that doesn't get mentioned when talking about keel plans is that a high aspect ratio keel, while more efficient at speed, is more prone to stalling. I grew up sailing a full keel Herreshoff 12.5. Then I owned an Ultimate 24 for a while. There were times in the 24 that the keel stalled and the boat just went sideways fast. The H12 never went sideways fast! So, sometimes in a difficult situation, you want more length to the keel.
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    Test Sailing the RS 21

    The smoke around SF Bay was taken by the rain. I went to NYC for the week to get some fresh air! Nice to be back and in the clear air now. No big wind around here to speak of recently, though.
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    Team NYYC

    Looking forward to seeing these things race! The "photos" on sail-world are just shots from the video. A ruler seems to me like a great way to drive a flat head screw! Foils like those would be quite the upgrade for your average keelboat!
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    F7 Folding Trimaran...This is interesting

    To me it seems like anything that makes anything "green"er is good. "Better is good". That said, seems like a Torqueedo has other features that make it appealing on a sailboat anyway.
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    Herreshoff 12 1/2 - feet down

    The 12's usually sink only when they first go in the water at the beginning of the season. At least that is what I have seen. Was in one when we splashed her one june and had to get her to a beach quickly before sinking. A little moisture made the wood swell up and she was sailing fast again in no time! And totally worth picking back up out of the mud.
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    stupid trim question CE

    All good. Just one more: Shorten/tighten the forestay.
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    I guess my point was that there may be a way to minimize the damage when taking them apart. I don't think it makes sense to keep them together or even to put liability on the people who take them apart.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Seems like the vang is a very different tool for roachy or square head mains (controls power) than it is for a pinhead (just for control of the boom).
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    I wonder how much of that damage happened when they separated the boats.
  11. I guess they will have it mostly right. I do worry about some team making some critical mistake, like in SF, with predictably horrible results. But I guess that is part of the game when you push the envelope. I will watch with interest.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Just knowing what I know from seeing your other boats and what you have written on the forums and what others have written on the forums, that boat looks like it is perfect for you, Kim
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    Team NYYC

    This is a pretty unique perspective these days!