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  1. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    Looks like AR can foil gybe!
  2. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    Sounds like AR does have good speed. Sail-World http://www.sail-world.com/USA/Americas-Cup:-Challenger-of-Record-hooks-up-with-Defender/112655 Pressure-Drop http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?3714-For-A-Few-Foils-More
  3. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    AR vs LR in semis!
  4. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    looks like the guy on the left is emptying the tank...?
  5. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    ok. but the 72 is a different beast than a 45. and i think he sailed less than 5 days on AR1.. thats a statement in itself. my point is.. where has it been said he was sacked for speaking the truth?
  6. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    Do you really think (assume) that Terry was sacked because he SPOKE THE TRUTH!?!? ... not due to his lack of experience in large multihulls or fast boats. I'm guessing foiling wasn't something he encouraged the design team to pursue.
  7. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    Artemis Racing - Media Tour
  8. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    maybe they should do what they said they'll do... and test their boat, like the kiwis did, before another incident happens.
  9. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    Part 2 of the ScuttleButt interview with NO is out. (halfway down the page) http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2013/06/25/artemis-racing-down-but-not-out/
  10. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    When has Artemis asked for more time??? I'm pretty sure they would have just paid the fines until they realised they couldn't make the semis, which they had (like LR and NZ) automatically qualified for.
  11. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    Agreed... AR can't screw around rebuilding Wing2 ... they have to finish Wing 3 before they can go on the water. That would be the primary delay from the AR1 accident. On another note: someone needs to get up and clean that bloody StFrancis webcam!
  12. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    The letter below was sent to the New Zealand Herald on Thursday by Stephen Barclay, the CEO of the America’s Cup Event Authority, to correct factual errors in a story published in the newspaper this week. To date, the New Zealand Herald has neither responded, nor printed a correction. The letter: Shayne Currie Editor The New Zealand Herald PO Box 32 Auckland June 13th, 2013 Dear Sir, Sports coverage: Yachting 13 June Artemis Racing has had inaccuracy added to tragedy in your reporting of the America’s Cup. For the sake of the Swedish team and for the sake of your readers I am pointing out that Dana Johannsen’s statements that Artemis Racing “snuffed-out”, “rejected” and gave a “high-handed dismissal” of attempts to reach an agreed racing schedule change are wrong. Similar claims, presented as ‘questions asked’, were made in the two previous stories. If Dana had approached the America’s Cup organisers, this and other errors could have been avoided. Between 27 May and 5 June, I instigated or participated in a series of meetings between Louis Vuitton, the three challengers, and the defender, at which the Regatta Director sought to find agreement between the teams. All four teams failed to reach consensus on any of each other’s the proposals. No one team blocked the outcome. The Regatta Director determined the best option was to stick with the schedule the teams had previously agreed. Incidentally, this was a position repeatedly endorsed by Emirates Team New Zealand to each proposal offered by the other competitors. To understand why Artemis Racing was not in favor of the Emirates Team New Zealand and Italy’s Luna Rossa proposal, one only has to understand that it dropped the Louis Vuitton semi-finals and moved the elimination races forward to July rather than August. This was clearly unfair as it meant that if Artemis Racing wasn’t ready to race (which they had said they weren’t) it would guarantee their elimination. The error affects all the teams and the competition, so please correct it. Yours faithfully, Stephen Barclay CEO, America’s Cup Event Authority
  13. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    Not quite.... Say if there was only 7 teams in the NFL and 8 made the playoffs. The 49ers would automatically qualify for the playoffs. I wouldn't expect them to choose to play before playoffs. But this analogy doesn't make much sense as equipment is not a factor in NFL, other than the padding they wear. Artemis are not going to rush out there if they aren't ready to race. First they need a boat and wing. If ETNZ was in this same position GD would be jumping up and down saying this isn't how the cup should be... blaming RC and LE. If not.. all the NZ fans would be. Personally, I believe it's a win for Artemis to get Big Blue out and foiling before the LV cup. This was always going to happen.. no team would ever be able to sail the initial proposed schedule. Now with the recently revised schedule and option to race.. the event has become more viable. This also doesn't force teams out on the water to races where the points don't matter... if a team had minor repairs but forced them to miss two days of sailing, then they are kick out of the event... thats a pretty likely senario! or the other is they head out and have a breakage mid race... the outcomes vary greatly. Just wish these schedule and safety changes were made when OR pitchpoled...
  14. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    Sorry, MM. I wasn't quoting you or putting words in you mouth, just referring to you AR intel.
  15. masterbeam

    Artemis?

    I heard they were out sailing the foiling AC45 and almost capsized infront of OR's AC72! NO wasn't even on the boat. As MM said.. he's probably walked too!