Ex-yachtie

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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    It's REALLY good to have you back!
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    AC36 - The Venue

    Nothing would surprise me this week.
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    INEOS Team GB

    The nanny.
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    Prada Cup

    There looks like A LOT of stopping and waiting and mucking about during racing. RG described this in his summary. I don't think anyone can read a lot into any of this footage, baring observations like the one about the fake tack above.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I note that ETNZ are doing 12.2knts in this image.
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    Team NYYC

    It’s also a view that you don’t get in the TV coverage, so at the very least the base image would need to have been sourced through the team.
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    Sail-World's "Americas Cup Rialto"

    A summary of RG's observations over the past couple of days. Also posted over at the "Prada Cup" thread. Posted twice as there doesn't seem to a anything dedicated tot he practice racing. https://www.sail-world.com/news/234425/Americas-Cup-Rialto-Jan-12-Brits-on-the-rise
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    Prada Cup

    A summary of RG's observations over the past couple of days. https://www.sail-world.com/news/234425/Americas-Cup-Rialto-Jan-12-Brits-on-the-rise
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    INEOS Team GB

    I'm enjoying the irony that they've just spent two weeks re-shaping them in a tin shed in Auckland.
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    Prada Cup

    Looks like a stepping stone to Rita in this photo.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Sigh. 1) Here's a reminder. I'd say there were more than "100 bits". 2) There was 21knots when ETNZ capsized in 2017, and flat water, so I think it's safe to say that a cat would have capsized in those conditions. I'll take RG's estimate of wind, from the location, over your guesstimate, looking at Youtube clips any day. 3) ETNZ were doing 30knts when they capsized (15knts five seconds beforehand), so what's your point? 4) What Grant Dalton said was that a monohull would be better suited to survive the conditions in the Hauraki Gulf. He was right.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    The original point was that no Australian would forget it.
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    Prada Cup

    Anyone got a summary? I can’t bear to watch.
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    Sail-World's "Americas Cup Rialto"

    I think you'll find that they believe they are the "oldest democracy in the world". Teaching us to unclench our back teeth might be easier.
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    Sail-World's "Americas Cup Rialto"

    I just seemed to be a fairly colloquial turn of phrase. Not a term you see grown ups using a lot.
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    Sail-World's "Americas Cup Rialto"

    His choice of words generally was strange. "Lost her cherry" being another example.
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    Sail-World's "Americas Cup Rialto"

    The choice of the word "style" is a strange one, as if it's a semiconscious choice. You're right, a high performing skipper (and team) wouldn't accept this. I'm of the mind that they are using their limited racing opportunities to deliberately put themselves in positions where they need to fight back. I think they know they're fast (when upright), they know they're going to get faster, and they're trying to extract as much from the racing as possible. My fear is that by doing that you don't get to practice starting well. It may be that they have enough confidence in this area that they're not prioritising it. The racing today (and tomorrow?) will be their last chance to stretch their legs in this regard. I'm keeping the faith.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Agreed. I’d pointed out the line on the windward side but didn’t notice it on the leeward side too. It’s not a luff curve issue.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Looks like that clew ram goes beyond any clew board, possibly to the hounds?
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    INEOS Team GB

    Is Magnus shagging the nanny?
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    Team NYYC

    Watched AM and LR train while having a swim off the bays this afternoon. I feel better now.
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    Team NYYC

    It was a "gun to a knife fight" quip. I don't give a fuck about guns or anyone who thinks they're cool or a "right".
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    Team NYYC

    ETNZ (Sorry, but it had to be done).
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Sorry, I'm late to this party. This is really interesting, thank you. You note a convergence of performance in the upper wind range, but I'm unsure if a simple ratio gives you a true picture. We saw the boats doing ~30knts in light airs (sub 10knts?). As the wind speed doubles you wouldn't expect to see VMG double. Certainly, when it's blowing 30knots you wouldn't expect to see them sailing at 90knts. I'm unsure of your exact methodology, but do you think this is accounted for?