Ex-yachtie

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  1. Ex-yachtie

    Will Any Team Ever Fly A Code Zero?

    Still looks like an option.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I think it’s telling that they’re flying both sails together, and that the CZ is clearly light weight material. I can only imagine that it’s designed for displacement sailing only, not to initiate foiling.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Very windy in AKL today. This, stolen from Joan Kirk on the ETNZ Fans Facebook page. Interesting to see no batwing main.
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    Mozzy Jumper

    I need a cup like that.
  5. Ex-yachtie

    Corona Virus

    A thread, of short lifespan, discussing the effect of Corona Virus on the Americas Cup
  6. Ex-yachtie

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I suspect they thought they had skinny foils.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Just in case no one has given you a straight answer yet, they are drains for the cockpit. ETNZ has the same, although with cover plates. INEOS have always had them. They may have had cover plates, now removed, making them more apparent.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Yip. Seems like a fair trade.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    “Respected America’s Cup analysts @Mozzy Sails in Britain” https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cup/124310224/americas-cup-another-genius-team-new-zealand-design-move
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    What on earth are these things?

    Draining the sandbags.
  11. Ex-yachtie

    (Lack of) Event Management

    Agree. Just him.
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    INEOS Team GB

    With all due respect, what a pile of shit. At least we have a system. We’re having a great time here thanks.
  13. Ex-yachtie

    America's cup YouTube Channels

    @Mozzy Sails is as close as you get to a sailor talking about the sailing, tech etc: https://youtube.com/c/MozzySails He has an impressive array of jerseys, and a new haircut.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    This seems to be a significant change for ETNZ given that they have traditionally held more sail than everyone else.
  15. Ex-yachtie

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    The sag also enables them to put the bulb as low as possible whilst still having the wing meet the side of the bulb at 90 deg.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Jealousy; the sure sign of a Wellingtonian.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I don't believe the 100M either, but try not to say dumb shit. https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU2012/S00170/15-million-new-zealanders-watch-prada-americas-cup-world-series-and-christmas-cup-coverage-on-tvnz.htm
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Lest we forget.
  19. Is it only kiwi skippers who deserve shame? Or do Dennis Conner (the only person to unsuccessfully defend it twice), Ed Baird and Francesco de Angelis also qualify?
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Finally some racing. Sort of.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Because it would be the end of the team as we know it. Their supporters wouldn’t accept it, and I include myself in that gross generalisation. Also: - The home town advantage is too great (connection to the industry, cost, ability to sail on the race course) - It would turn the cup into the thing they’ve stood against in the past. - They’re likely to lose a bunch of top sailors. The draw of national pride will be keeping many of them there.