Nauti Buoy

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    Team NYYC

    Isn’t part of the design of the plane to hold more people/cargo too? Not a concern for a foil...
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    Team NYYC

    I thought Goodison and Campbell were main trimmer and flight controller, unsure of which. Seems those two would use more specialized systems which would be harder to learn/sub in on as proficiently for them to move to helm. I’d guess it’s Hutch if Dean got hurt but they wouldn’t swap mid series if it wasn’t going well.
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    American Magic - NYYC

    There isn’t on ETNZ’s either...
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    INEOS Team GB

    Oracle didn’t write the 72 rule? Hired an outside firm. Short memory perhaps?
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    INEOS Team GB

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Oracle hire M&M to design the 72 rule? So they wouldn’t have gotten specs until it was done? Don’t recall specifics for 62 but thought it was similar.
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    Team NYYC

    Wasn’t that one video with the excessive spray in winds that were above the wind limits? I assumed the crazy spray had to do with the high winds, since it’s not something we usually saw.
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    Team NYYC

    Spirit must be on and wrapped, but hopefully integrated better than the Italians...
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    INEOS Team GB

    Of NZ B1 months ago?
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    The audience isn't who this is for - its the sponsors. If they can't have people at the race village it may not be worth it to them. Having to pay for the team to operate for another year may be a challenge as well. What happens when a rescue crew needs to be sent out and however many people need to cram into a helicopter or boat to go salvage? While the sailors alone on a boat would be fine, there are too many other moving parts. There's no easy answer this far out, but it's not a one man show from now until they start.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Why would the guy on the boat be looking at the bow after they got tied to a chase boat? See the line on the left side. Wouldn't he check before, or wouldn't the chase boat take a look? Any chance could have happened under tow? Just an idea.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Are ESP and DEN the only teams using the new wing (4 trailing elements vs 3, and no internal control arm in bottom of forward element)? The others all appear to be the old ones.
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    Team NYYC

    Given the team is joint effort including Quantum Racing, I'd assume Quantum Sails.
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    AC36 - The Venue

    Looks like it will be great during the event but seems like it may get a bit cramped if they want teams to set up 1+ years out. Also will be interesting to see what opportunities there are for sponsor activation from challengers, doesn't look like there's much room at the team bases in the main marina for it.
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    Oracle Team USA

    We've got a yacht club with monthly regattas and a collegiate sailing team in the middle of the desert! Level of competition isn't that high though. Was hoping Oracle would have brought the cup to SD for a quick trip for me, I ended up in Chicago for the WS. Lets hope one of these new US challengers can bring it home.