mfluder

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  1. mfluder

    AC36 CLASS RULE

    These are Americas Cup boats, not day cruisers. If you scale it down, loads change, therefor appendages change, therefor control systems change.
  2. mfluder

    AC36 CLASS RULE

    Depends why the rules are being changed. If the change is for a good reason, thats fine. If its just for some selfish reason because they have to scramble to change direction because the challengers have come up with something better (like it has in the past) than I would certainly have a problem with that. So far, that hasn't happened.
  3. mfluder

    Team NYYC

    At least we aren't seeing and hearing Aussies all the time. A refreshing change.
  4. mfluder

    Team NYYC

    How refreshing it is to see and hear American voices representing an American Team.
  5. Wait, if the AC75 is a Tri, then that would make a Cat a Monohull right? Or does that make a Tri maran, a Catamaran and the AC75 all monohulls?
  6. Question: "The 'central" hull is what it sails on in lighter winds with the foils on the end of arms giving righting moment and acting like amas" Does this mean the two outer hulls, or Amas on a trimaran don't constitute "hulls"? As the definition of "Trimaran is a yacht with three hulls in parallel. This surely must mean the two outer hulls do infact constitute "Hulls" otherwise there would be no such thing as a Trimaran. Foils are defined as appendages, not hulls, therefor the AC75 is indeed, a monohull with appendages.
  7. mfluder

    Team NZ

    https://www.sail-world.com/news/207702/Glenn-Ashby-wins-2018-Open-European-title America's Cup skipper wins A Class Catamaran European Open title by Gordon Upton/Sail-World NZ 16 Jul 11:43 NZST16 July 2018 SUI Champion Sandro Cavieziel's modified Scheurer G7 has an epenage filling in the space aft of the rear beam for better aerodynamics and drag reduction - seen on day 3 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com GRB Sailor Adam May experiences conditions typical of the last race on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com Glenn Ashby show the way and was foiling whilst sitting because of the conditions on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com Oracle Team USA star Kyle Langford enjoying his first A Cat event on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com First race was sailed in Champagne Sailing conditions (if only they had known what was awaiting them later) on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com Game over on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com Teenage GRB sailor Oscar Lindley-Smith nailed the pin well in two races at his first A Cat regatta on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com POL sailor Jacek Noetzel navigates the carnage at the top mark on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com Barefoot skiing on day 2 of the A Class Catamaran European Championships in Warnemunde ©Gordon Upton / www.guppypix.com
  8. mfluder

    Teams?

    Fixed
  9. mfluder

    Teams?

    Go back to playing with your toys. The grown ups are talking.
  10. mfluder

    Teams?

    Yes they conceived the rule, with Luna Rossa. Does that give them an advantage? Maybe, maybe not. We will see in 2021. I remember when everyone thought ETNZ were disadvantaging themselves by staying in Auckland and choosing not to train with the Bermuda teams. That turned out to be wrong. Moral of the story, wait till it happens before dismissing it. IMO the only reason people are dismissing the boat before they see one, is because they're afraid the AC50's will be forgotten.
  11. Obsessed much? Jees mate, its been weeks since we've last spoken, and all you can think of is me? Ya need to get out more! lol
  12. mfluder

    Teams?

    Does ETNZ really have a significant design advantage? Seems Team UK are the first to get anywhere near a test boat.
  13. mfluder

    Teams?

    They aren't the same thing though. You're just being an ass for the sake of being an ass. You have already dismissed a boat before even seeing one. Maybe its just easier if you don't watch or follow the AC, given you don't give a shit about anyone or anything to do with it.
  14. mfluder

    Teams?

    Its like beating your head against a brick wall trying to explain it to you. The difference between AC34 and AC36, is AC34 has 3 challengers but only one who was serious. The Kiwi's were always going to be the challenger, Artemis were rubbish, not because of the death of Bart, but because they had an incompetent design team. LR were there because of the Kiwi's but were never going to beat them. AC35 had two challengers who were serious about winning, both of whom would've killed the defender. One who was there to help the defender retain, another who had no chance in hell (France) and BAR who were a long shot as they were a startup team, so really what we have now in terms of quality is better than both previous cycles. The numbers are irrelevant. AC36 has 3 challengers and one defender who have the intent, the means and the ability to win the Cup. They also have room and positions for startup teams.