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    Top Speed: What's Your Number?

    Power: 55 knots on a semi-custom jet-boat my old man had. Did not feel nice at all, the boat bouncing around of like 1" high ripples. 40 knots on my home built powerboat. Actually feels great, deep V with an outboard tracks nice. Sail: 41 knots on a kite. Eh, not one to care about kiting that much, hate me if you will. 36 knots on a maxi cat. No idea of the boat, it was like 18 years ago and I was taken as a passenger. 26 knots on a Tornado. Easily the best feeling of the bunch, on a random training day with all new sails double trapped. Only time I think we even cracked 22. 24 knots on a 44' bridgedeck cat. Surfing in 20 knots of breeze with the Mid Kite and Full main up. Wasn't even with race crew, it was my family, the cousins uncles and aunties. 23 knots on both a Thompson 7, easily the sketchiest, a massive storm hit, jib and main only downwind, when the breeze hit it broke the boom, and we were running square, we all prepared to bail-out as the shore approached. Didn't even crack 20 knots on the only foiler I have sailed -.- Cheers Waszp, you were a bit of a disappointment.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    So hear me out here... They do have a boom and it is under the fairing... I've seen someone reaching deep into the channel at the back of Luna Rossa's deck fairing. Forgive my crude as fuck drawing, I just knocked it up then for shits and gigs. A longitudinal section down the centre-line of the boat. Yellow - Hull/mast, Red - Decks (both sweeper and crew decks), Blue - Boom, Magenta - Sail, Grey - Main-sheet (I would assume a piston like ETNZ's, so the boom is heavily limited in how much it can move, stopping it from banging around) and out-hauls. They do have a particularly wide space for this to run, the widest main desk-sweeper section of all AC75's. Easily the best system IMO of all boats, straight boom would be the lightest and simplest option, Hydraulic Piston for leech tension, single line for each out-haul and a normal reliable curved traveller.
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    Team NYYC

    I thought I saw one of the boats with AMWAY on it's main...
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    Team NYYC

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    Foot switches for the pedestals, means they can change what they are doing without stopping pumping.
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    Hanstaiger X1

    My Bad, I actually did a site search for it and came up dry.
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    Man there must be a little tunnel! Or... 2 helmsman?! and they swap each tack to being an extra grinder on the opposing side!
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    Hanstaiger X1

    Randomly had this video come up and hadn't seen anything on here relating to it... But what the fuck... It's certainly different... Not really sure what it's trying to be... Way more expensive for something not as good? Maybe some cool ideas, I'll give them that... A lot of what the fuck, and a whole lot of jerking themselves off in this video. Cabins in the bows... Have these guys lived on a boat before? Sails, multiple large diesel engines, huge battery system, a LOT of carbon fibre, air-conditioning... Seriously this must be the least environmentally friendly boat I have ever seen.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    You wouldn't think a flat bottom would grip the largest area of water causing it to stick the most? I would have thought TNZ would be the best for bounce-back and AM would be the worst...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Probably sheeting just beyond the end of the flush deck, and the hole would be for a hatch...
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    Team NZ

    I think that's just his face bro and the natural ageing process taking affect.
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    Boats and foils comparison

    I'll throw my thought out there... Bulb foils are the high speed foils, non-bulb foils are the low speed foils. Think of it like moth foils, heavy air foils are far smaller in surface area and wouldn't have room for ballast, therefor the weight is distributed in a bulb at the joint. Light air foils are far larger in surface area and have the volume inside to spread out the ballast internally without the bulb. Sheer size of the foils is a dead-give-away to me, TNZ's foils appear to be 4x the area of both LR and AM and of a thicker cord. If I have some time I will model them up, just need some good front/rear/side images of all sets to get even mildly accurate shapes and volumes etc.
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    I think LR is going to be way more traditional than the rest... It will be like AM under the water with-out the hard chine, with a more plum bow and the sharpest sheer line of all. UK is gonna be far more like Ran 7 but with more rounded edges not multiple hard chines.
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    Nacra F18 Evolution

    Fucken oath there's still a few odd differences. Would have flushed the decks with the top of the front beam and at least double-skinned the tramp on the front beam. Also missing the nice foot-rest spot on the back of the rear beam the windrush has.