JonRowe

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  1. JonRowe

    Team NYYC

    Anyone got local knowledge on what the tide does there? Looks to me at times like Defiant is going sideways a fair bit.
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    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    There is no proof that any team supported S+S in their application for arbitration... However, teams that could benefit from S+S being in the CIC, in order of my personal opinion of probability. ETNZ: Cash, testing a known dataset against the challengers. INEOS: Cash. AM: Cash, but this is offset by the "cost" of facing your countrymen. LR: Cash, offset by their questioning S+S legitimacy. Teams that are the likely source of the leak: LR: See questioning their legitimacy. AM: Has people on the ground in NZ, rumoured to be no love lost against their fellow countrymen. INEOS: No significant weighting either way. ETNZ: Embarrassing to the team if leaked, hence least likely. Whats the AC without some grumbles hey?
  3. JonRowe

    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    They're not reaching struts, their outriggers for the pole guy's, presumedly an articulating bowsprit.
  4. JonRowe

    Team NYYC

    Bwwwaaaam. That would be an excellent twist.
  5. JonRowe

    Team NYYC

    I mean on the one hand the Kiwi's do have a great record of sailing skiffs, on the other, the Italians have a great record of sailing super sized ones...
  6. JonRowe

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    For all we know the Kiwi's copied the bulbs to test them, and kept them to throw everyone off whilst they test something else... Its the Americas Cup, if theres not subterfuge going on something is wrong...
  7. JonRowe

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Reminds me of a 12ft skiff fanging it off a wave
  8. JonRowe

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Ridiculous.
  9. JonRowe

    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    Surely thats someone buying an AIS unit second hand or spoofing?
  10. JonRowe

    INEOS Team GB

    Well my apologies to Barfy for repeating the joke!
  11. JonRowe

    INEOS Team GB

    I mean... we have a British boat whose speed has been compared to a bird... And no one has asked the pertinent question? African or European....
  12. JonRowe

    AC36 - The Venue

    I don't have any credible links, but there was a fair bit of maritime press about owners isolating on their super yachts to avoid COVID (if you've got your own bubble why not right?), so its feasible some may be aboard and use this as a loophole to get into NZ? If it's your home and it's coming for extensive work... and you just happen to rent a pad in Auckland whilst it's being worked on...
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    How about a The Ocean Race thread?

    They weren't sold until after the decision was made to go with 65s for another lap I thought, this race was announced before the end of the last volvo.
  14. JonRowe

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Thats my point, you don't have the correct times, you have the output times from a unknown compression algorithm. The changes in depth of field do matter because you no longer know the size of the boat, you don't know if it's appearing compressed compared to its actual size at that distance, so even if your timing was accurate, the distance isn't, especially considering you don't have exactly 90degrees. Like I say fun game, probably more than a few knots out.
  15. JonRowe

    Drheam cup 2020 start July 19

    Problem with the motor, looks like the motor jumped off its mounts and the drive shaft is leaking from the video? Looks like they want a crack at Ian Lipinski's new record though...