Terry Hollis

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  1. Terry Hollis

    Team NYYC

    Terry Hutchinson hopes to make American Magic sailing team in unfamiliar role | COMMENTARY By BILL WAGNER CAPITAL GAZETTE JUN 29, 2020 AT 2:04 PM == snip == Normally, it would be a no-brainer that Hutchinson would be calling tactics onboard American Magic when the Prada Challenger Selection Series begins in mid-January. However, this is not your typical America’s Cup cycle as the boats being used have never been seen before. == snip == Hutchinson quite accurately wondered aloud if Barker is “the helmsman or the pilot?” Campbell controls the flight of the boat using a display box that manages the foils, canting angles and boat trim. Barring debilitating injury, which is quite possible in these potentially dangerous racing machines, those three sailors — Barker, Goodison and Campbell — will comprise the afterguard of American Magic when it competes with Challenge of Record Luna Rossa of Italy and Ineos Team UK. == snip == While currently focused on the big picture and the overarching game plan, Hutchinson wants to be part of the starting sailing team. He already made the tough call that Barker, Goodison and Campbell were better suited to the three afterguard positions. That leaves eight remaining crew spots, and all are for grinders. Hutchinson has been training as a grinder and is competing with 16 other sailors to make the starting lineup “I’m working hard every day to be a grinder. I have to earn my spot just like everyone else,” Hutchinson said. “If I’m not one of the best eight grinders, I won’t be on the boat when racing starts.” On these innovative AC75 platforms, the grinders are responsible for producing oil pressure for the boat. All systems are run by hydraulic pumps that are fueled by the oil pressure. == snip == Hutchinson thinks there could be an advantage by having a grinder with a tactical mindset. However, that factor won’t override the primary job of grinding. “When I’m on the boat as a grinder, I’m giving feedback to Dean, Paul and Andrew. You don’t want any of those three guys distracted because they’re all totally focused on boat speed,” Hutchinson said “It’s boundary racing so there is definitely strategy. I’m not as strong as some of the other guys on the team as a grinder, so I need to provide good tactical information to make up for the power I can’t produce.” Hutchinson hopes to be sailing in the America’s Cup because he’s an intense competitor and cannot imagine having to watch the action from a chase boat. Also, he finds the AC75 absolutely exhilarating. “It’s awesome to be involved with something that’s so completely different. This is such a different discipline and a different science than what we’re accustomed to because it’s so high-tech,” he said. “I’ve had a couple opportunities to steer the boat and it’s just incredible. It’s like driving a high-performance race car.” According to Hutchinson, the difference between upwind and downwind sailing aboard an AC75 is a “50-millimeter ease on the main sheet” to adjust the mast rotation. “To an untrained eye, it would be difficult to determine whether we were going upwind or downwind,” he said. == snip == There is a lot more that you can read here .. https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ac-cs-american-magic-terry-hutchinson-crew-20200629-s6oiqfhy6bah3frc2xeiwgvrby-story.html
  2. Terry Hollis

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I take it that you haven't worked out how to ignore, when you do the question is redundant.
  3. Terry Hollis

    INEOS Team GB

    I had an old 2.5 hp (alleged) Seagull which was fine until the spark plug whiskered up, it whiskered up before we could use a tank of fuel. Being a sucker for punishment I bought a new 6.5 hp barge model for my new boat (1974), it had an 11 inch prop with numerous blades, it seemed low on power so with some friends we did some tests. We attached a line to a mooring post with a set of scales and tested the seagull, a 4 hp Evinrude and a 7.5 hp Honda. The Seagull was a poor last and the Honda with a small 3 blade prop was about 3 times the pulling power. We estimated that the 6.5 hp Seagull was good for about 1.75 hp.
  4. Terry Hollis

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Only the people who haven't worked out how to activate the "ignore" function.
  5. Terry Hollis

    INEOS Team GB

    Remember that "the fastest boat possible" concept may only apply to boat one boat two is certain to have crew input.
  6. Terry Hollis

    AC36 - The Venue

    More to the Iain Murray interview and a video with Ben Ainslie America's Cup: Race director Iain Murray's big hope for Auckland 2021 British ace wonders who has got it right for Auckland 2021. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cup/121906672/americas-cup-race-director-iain-murrays-big-hope-for-auckland-2021
  7. Terry Hollis

    The Swedish Experiment

    There has always been border controls, even Australia refuses entry to some people, 4,000 people waiting to cross the border is just a blip.
  8. Terry Hollis

    The Swedish Experiment

    Yes, all new entrants are held in managed isolation.
  9. Terry Hollis

    The Swedish Experiment

    I guess you need to live in NZ to understand reality.
  10. Terry Hollis

    The Swedish Experiment

    NZ has eliminated the virus and the population is living normal lives. We have kiwis and others arriving and some of them have the virus, all entrants go into managed isolation or quarantine for at least 14 days and we currently have 4,000 people in that stage. The entrants can leave after they are tested at three days and again at 14 days, leaving isolation is effectively crossing the border to join NZ society.
  11. Terry Hollis

    AC36 - The Venue

    This interview of Iain Murray is quite interesting apart from the incredible error by Tip&Shaft who seem to think that AC36 is going to be held in AC72's .. America’s Cup: Air time is key ingredient Published on June 21st, 2020 Iain Murray’s career in the America’s Cup has included roles as skipper and designer, and now for the 36th America’s Cup he will be taking his third turn as the event’s Race Director. Having been engaged in the event with 12 Metres, IACCs, Multihulls, and now the AC72, Murray offers observations in this interview with Tip & Shaft… Having talked to various sailors from different teams there are very different opinions as to how these races will unfold and what the keys will be. Some talk of a return to engaged match racing, upwind tactics, others are skeptical. What will the shape of the courses be and the racing? With the America’s Cups 34 and 35 we were on crosswind starts which was largely driven by the World Series to begin with, with the fleet racing and the desire to get the boats equal round the first mark and then let them sort themselves out on the downwind run and not suffer from winners and losers off the start. But in match racing I think what is changed with these foiling boats is their ability to sail upwind now, the effects of other boats is very, very different to what we knew back then. And these boats can sail efficiently when their apparent wind is so far forwards, that traditional match racing covering and pushing back, drawing to laylines and double tacks and stuff like that is different now. The rest of the piece is here .. https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2020/06/21/americas-cup-air-time-is-key-ingredient/
  12. Terry Hollis

    Are the riots a precursor to a new wave of Covid?

    You seem to be under the illusion that the price of a lock down which saves lives is more damaging to the economy than one that gives priority to the economy. In fact other matters are more important such as the proportion of your economy that depends on tourism. GDP Growth/Loss by Country Countries which have control of Covid-19 (low deaths) Australia -6.665 China +1.181 New Zealand -7.212 Taiwan -4.031 Vietnam +2.7 Countries which do not have control of Covid-19 (high deaths) Italy -9.134 Sweden -6.788 United Kingdom -6.502 United States -5.907 Venezuela -15 This data is from here .. https://www.gfmag.com/global-data/economic-data/countries-lowest-gdp-growth
  13. Terry Hollis

    INEOS Team GB

    With lock downs scattered around the world, there is less vehicle traffic so less demand for oil, the price of oil has dropped, at one stage the price was negative because there was no where to store it until production stopped.
  14. Terry Hollis

    Team NYYC

    I agree that it was unwise to release them from quarantine before they had the test results but NZ's success was because we trusted the population to do the right thing and that's what most people did. At this stage we have no evidence that the two sisters have broken their isolation, I accept that they did the right thing and all will be well.
  15. Terry Hollis

    Team NYYC

    They didn't, they were picked up during their quarantine before they joined the community, so the system worked.