jaysper

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    Boats and foils comparison

    Haven't seen anything Max but you can get more lift 3 ways. AoA as you mentioned, surface area and profile.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Actually they did exploit the loophole that allows the teams to include the foil faring weight in the overall nine hundred odd kilos as well as the loophole that allows them to have the two flaps connected by a control mechanism that is magically not part of the flaps.
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    Luna Rosa out of favour

    Oh definitely not. They're more like a tenacious terrier and for the most part, good on them.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Yep. Makes the smaller foils seem a pretty fucking smart idea right?
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    Luna Rosa out of favour

    The relationship between CoR and defender is always a difficult one. It's a shame to see it like this, but I suspect it will be short lived.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Oops! Between days not races obviously.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Yep. Plus can build up to 20 of them. So a really handy way to change gears.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Well, my theory is by making the foils smaller, they are able to mode their boat for the different wind conditions much more readily. Heavy winds -> smaller, thinner flaps. Light winds -> larger, thicker. With large foils, LR are much more limited in what they can do. I also think that the sneaky work around with their main sail will mean they can get foil borne with less foil since they are getting substantially more power right down low.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I don't think the hula as a concept was a bad one. But at the time, the challengers pushed the measurement committee to force Etnz to make the gap larger. Add this to an interior sailing team, a boat that was otherwise pretty hopeless and that's the result you get.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Oh come on, you're just making shit up.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    Indeed. Asymmetric foils perhaps? Or maybe a way to implement a low mode to get to the favoured side?
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Watch for them to open a worm hole and instantaneously transport from top to bottom mark. That's a pretty good vmg I hear.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    That's why they installed the flux capacitor I mentioned yesterday.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Fuck it, what are anarchists going to do to me? Trash talk? Not like that's ever happened before.
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    Will Any Team Ever Fly A Code Zero?

    If we were going to see any foiler headless, then you would expect it to have been in the RRs in Bermuda when they boats took significant damage due to high winds. By all accounts, the AC75s need more help to get out of the water so ditching the head is a no go surely.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I can absolutely verify this. Also, they foil in zero knots of wind speed.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I think most people would agree that Burling and Ainslie are both an edge above Jimmy in terms of skill. So I expect Jimmy to have his work cut out for him. That said, I expect ETNZs boat speed to make the starts reasonably irrelevant.
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    Will Any Team Ever Fly A Code Zero?

    Without checking, I would imagine the rules only specify the design parameters for the sails, not whether you must sail with them. But yeah, difficult to see them running headless when the upper wind range is 23 knots (if I recall the limit correctly).
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I propose his account has been hacked by Alinghi4Ever. If for one won't be engaging in any more serious discussion with him. There's an old saying that applies here. Don't wrestle with a pig.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Fuck Kate, has your account been hacked by Alinghi4Ever? Suddenly your comments are particularly obtuse. F1 isn't a design race. Aero on AC75 hulls don't matter. Fuck me, I've got a solar road to sell you.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    These boats have one purpose which is to make it faster than the opposition around the course. At these speeds, aero of the hull has a significant impact on that so how can that not be relevant???
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I think you need to look up the meaning of irrelevant.
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    AC Match Winner Poll

    may take to the first mark, but yeah agreed.
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    Will Any Team Ever Fly A Code Zero?

    I believe sail handling is one of the exceptions that allows a man forward kiwing
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    What Italians call conversation