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  1. Oracle Team USA

    Does anyone know about soft wings? Seems like a good compromise. Less wear and tear. Easier to manage. More efficient. But I don't know if anyone has gotten it right yet. Perhaps a rule that allows soft sails and a wingmast or a soft wing.
  2. Oracle Team USA

    I get what you are saying. But I disagree. There are many perspectives on everything, and on sailboat racing, there are people who find it worth competing in everything from Sailfish to Superyachts., across ponds and around the world. I gather Larry really likes sailing on the RC44s. And I gather he likes having owning teams that compete in competitive events. And he has the cash. He has spent only a few percent of his worth on Sailing, and has other hobbies. He is getting on in years and won't live forever. If he wants to put this together, I am guessing various people will participate and maybe a few will watch. I guess it won't be profitable, but I don't think that is the point.
  3. My newest project

    I think beer in California just keeps getting better and better. And it seems like they are making lots of money. Perhaps it will go out of fashion as GenZ get older, and pot gets more and more legal. But I am enjoying it for the time being!
  4. When you say it would be too windy for the AC50, I guess you are assuming they would not build new boats? Or that they couldn't possibly change the rule at all? They could have done whatever they wanted with the rule and the boats, and made them fine for the range of conditions in the gulf. And they can certainly create a monohull rule and design(s) that will work fine.The monos will likely be slower in most conditions. But I will still watch. If it floats Bertie's boat, more power to them.
  5. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    The CQS guys seem to like to do stuff at the last minute, if I am not mistaken.
  6. My newest project

    With the asym filled and what looks like 3 people standing to leeward, but we can still see the leeward waterline, seems like that is one very stiff boat. How does it feel? Can't wait to see photos of it with a stiff breeze, powered up!
  7. Yeah, when someone who is just echoing the new keywords asks someone who understands the physics asks about foils, it is a little funny. Sails are foils. Rudders are foils. Keels are foils. Etc... But in today's parlance, when you say "foils", people are generally talking about those that make the hull(s) fly. So we should really ask if the new monohulls will fly and in what conditions and at what true wind angles.
  8. Did you try google translate? It has gotten better in the past year or so, with machine learning. I tried. It didn't seem to say much. Perhaps something was lost in the translation, but I guess it just didn't say much.
  9. My newest project

    Looks stiff and powerful. And beautiful! Love the tiller. Owner looks comfortable already! A very good sign!
  10. My newest project

    These days can't you just take a drone with you? Could get shots from all angles and no one has to be banished to the launch.
  11. Upwind foiling probably depends on heeling to windward (like the moths and foiling kiteboards). That gives you more righting moment and some lift from the airfoil (sail or wing).
  12. My newest project

    I think the main furls into the boom. Not sure what brand.
  13. The Next Boat-----2020

    I just can't really believe this is happening. To get speeds anywhere near what we had this year, they'd have to make a monohull much more dangerous. Foiling with a wing mast is about as efficient as you can get, and minimizing the weight is pretty important. So, the boats will be much slower, except in much more wind. And if they are that fast, they will be very dangerous around the buoys. I will watch anyway, and I will be very interested to see what happens. But I sure hope some series goes for winged foiling cats.
  14. VOR 2019-2020

    I think it will be interesting, but I don't think the boats will be "roughly the same".
  15. VOR 2019-2020

    What's the timeline for these boats? Will the info come out in dribbles while the upcoming race goes on? Or is there some clear date or dates that they will unveil the details?