Ex-yachtie

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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Nice. I can tell you that both photos were taken at approximately the same height above ground, and as close to square-on as I could, and approximately ~20m away, so I’d suggest that the POV is pretty close (although I recognise that the horizon appears to be at different levels in relation to the foils). My gauge at the time was that the foils were different thicknesses and I had assumed that was due to the new foil was compensating being a shorter chord.
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    Prada Cup

    Best jersey so far @Mozzy Sails!!
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    Team NYYC

    Barker has always looked like he was holding onto a wheel which was stopping the thing from shaking itself apart.
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    Team NYYC

    <cough> sandbagging <cough> AM always looked like they were sailing their boat hard, and on the edge. There's been a lot of commentary about LR having plenty up their sleeves. AM didn't look good out there yesterday, but LR will have taken the handbrake off too.
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    Team NYYC

    We don't know. It wasn't during a race.
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    Team NYYC

    "F'fuck's sake, ease the runner Goody!"
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    Team NYYC

    ....when he sailed the boat to its narrowest win of the series.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Swinging handbags fail to hit target. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cup/124088641/americas-cup-disingenuous-frivolous-luna-rossa-lose-another-legal-battle
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    INEOS Team GB

    To be fair though, they had more to communicate about in the round robins. There’s only so much you need to say when you’re being lapped.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Here you go. From about 1:30.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Still too much lift from those tiny wee foils.
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    AC36 - The Venue

    A thread dedicated to the planning and realisation of the venue for the 36th America's Cup.
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    Team NYYC

    You can say what you like about Dean, but at some point every teenager needs to stop writing their name on everything they own.
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    INEOS Team GB

    I’m not saying he’s wrong, but he wasn’t sitting on the stern. The helm position may have been crossing without Jimmy having a (very expensive) piece of them.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Do you think they’ve made it YELLOW to keep it secret?
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    It certainly looks inflatable, and there’s a massive leech gap.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I don’t know if we’ve seen any team doing them in that much breeze, have we?
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I reckon they've designed it to operate under load, when the wings are straight. What I don't understand is why the starboard foil isn't the same. I'm assuming its an old one, to be updated later, if the new one proves sound. The new port foil is thicker, to the eye. Edit: Yellow lines please.
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    Team NYYC

    There mightn’t be a lot of testing going on today!
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    With apologies to everyone with a decent camera.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    There's some pretty impressive stuff in here: 360 at 24:40 "JK" at 13:50 Light air lift offs at 2:30 and 23:00 Looks like some pre-start practice at 25:30 They seem to be able to hit an elevator button when they need to get that big wide ass out of the water. 25:30 is a good example but equally the lift offs. The jib seems less restrained in the tacks than it has before.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    (I must not contribute to thread drift, I must not contribute to thread drift, I must not contribute to thread drift) But what a complete pile of bullshit.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    https://www.americas-cup-history.at/english/nzl-39 tag heuer.htm
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Payment in left nuts?
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    INEOS Team GB

    I heard that too. I don’t know, but here’s my guess. A boat sailing the course will find itself in positions/moment where they can efficiently sail on either tack, to the top mark, with the same number of manoeuvres, bouncing off the boundaries as they go. Those points could be found by drawing both hypothetical courses on the course, creating “intersections”. These intersections would change with wind shifts and wind speed. As the boat sails upwind they would find themselves at those intersections, where, if everything stayed the same, they could sail equally on either tack without adding unnecessary manoeuvres or short tacks. If you were sailing independently from other boats, they would be key decision making moments. But it’s only a guess