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  1. So what are the odds S&S actually is a viable challenger? even? 10:1?
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    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    I wonder if they are so high to block the scythe blade of the opposing boat's foils during tacking duels or the startup. It could leave INEOS with the only sailors who have heads left on their necks and thus win the cup.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Wait aren't we saying the same thing? Or do you think ETNZ totally f'd up?
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    Boats and foils comparison

    And you probably believe Trump withheld funding to Ukraine because he really wants to eliminate corruption and not spy on Biden. Yes I think they may have withheld a bulb design on purpose. This is a game of design poker. So if ETNZ has no bulb foils throughout the contest, I am incorrect and totally ridiculous. But If they sport a bulb in the AC, you eat crow. So either all challengers got it wrong, or ETNZ has some tricks up its sleeve..
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Obviously kiwis odd man out with no bulb. Maybe holding back with a top secret version? Did they find some flaw with bulb design? My guess is they did not want to "give away" the bulb issue early on, like not foiling too early (oops), but everyone else figured it out. Time will tell
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    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    That is just some majorly weird shit. I wonder if the emaciated bow is a result of some rule about hull volume. They certainly went wide. Maybe they just said "the hell with the bow, we need a wide boat" Or "bows are overrated anyway". Its also possible the design team forgot to include the rest of the bow details in a different file before the plans went off to the construction team. And them is some big foil wings!
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Thats where they hid the Herbie unit, but the matte finish gives it away. They should have gone with chrome paint again, can't even look at it.
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    Team NYYC

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    Team NYYC

    Interesting point about AM using flat bottom for ground effect lift. Seems ETNZ went for hydrodynamic hull, AM aero/ground effect Hugely different foil solutions Curious to see what happens in big chop, although that didn't seem to be an issue in the previous cup when flying
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    Team NYYC

    Does seem that way. How much is loss of lift vs actual counterforce...
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    Team NYYC

    I'm probably hallucinating but it looked liked someone spashing around in the water near the back of the boat at end of the video when off the foil?
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    Team NYYC

    First foiling AC75 in history. Good on you
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    Team NZ

    So you know they are keeping some major secrets for boat #2. ETNZ won't let the 'seen foiling too soon' error happen again. Wonder what they might be...
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    Team NZ

    Chevy vs Ferrari
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    Team NYYC

    The foil arms look pretty beefy on their own, but when seen on a 75ft boat not so much... Unreal to have several tons of boat, a ton of sailors, and a shitload of sail power on one spindly leg.