Terry Hollis

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  1. Terry Hollis

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    NORTHERN ADVOCATE World's fastest catamarans soon to sail in Northland 15 Oct, 2018 5:00am https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=12141507
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    Where are they now? - Retired America's Cup Boat

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at 65 https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/107874946/Microsoft-co-founder-Paul-Allen-has-died-at-65
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    A Class Sailor in his post #138 gave a perfectly rational explanation of why the electronic system would work because ETNZ used such a system in AC35. Posted 17 hours ago
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    It's not just the designers, the ACWS series was a low priority event as shown by the fact the Burling and Tuke were training for the Olympics in the 49er and did not do all the ACWS races. In other words the event did not receive ETNZ's undivided attention.
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    The flaps are only used for low speeds when they are landing or taking off. The normal mode is with the flaps withdrawn, when they want more lift they open the throttles and the wings adopt an attacking angle and when they want to come down it's the opposite. When they are cruising the wings are at optimal shape.
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    Given that flaps would increase drag and there is enough battery power to move the foils quickly, it seems to me that flaps are just another complication.
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    I don't think that can go unchallenged. The AC may be closer to F1 but not F50 series because in both events the contestants are required to build their vehicles to a set of rules. Think Indycar and you would be closer because both events provide the same one design vehicles to the contestants with Indycar allowing a choice of Honda or Chevy engines. Indycar also reviews the car design each year as is intended for the F50 series.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    I mostly agree with your post but there are other factors at play here. The AC50 is one design so the foils will be made for a wider range of conditions than needed for the AC75 because they can use foils that suit the conditions and keep developing the foil design right up to the actual racing. I would expect the AC75 to have a higher downwind speed because or superior foils and the AC50 with its wingsail to have a higher upwind speed particularly in lighter air.
  9. Terry Hollis

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    It seems that the Nationality rule is working exactly as intended and as Dalton foreshadowed long before he won the AC; in spite of people predicting that people could always get around nationality rules. If Artemis want to compete on the world stage they need to put some of their resources into developing some Swedish talent.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

  11. Terry Hollis

    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Quite a good summary but your point about ETNZ's boat design is way off the mark. ETNZ employ about 30 designers and they are ALL residents of New Zealand and if the protocol requirements for the sailors applied to the designers they would easily comply.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    I think that RNZYS having won, lost and won the AC before know that better than LE for example.
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    Team UK

    I suspect that Air NZ might of had a problem with naming rights because they would not be able enhance their name if they had to include it with TNZ. Emirates name fits perfectly, how could you combine AirNZ and TNZ?
  14. Terry Hollis

    Survivor story

    The news on TV stated that he strained the seawater through his clothing so that he could drink it .. have not heard of that one before.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    I don't think that is right .. Nic Willis is resident in the USA but still represents New Zealand in the Olympic games as a 5,000 metre runner. The Olympics seem to be more relaxed about where the competitors reside as long as their nationality is correct.