The_Alchemist

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  1. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Wtf, a square pocket in the front....lol. Is that where they keep the monster... ”Theres a monster in there”
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    The next issue about LR is how they handle the sails. Will they stay with their boom-less design or go to a boom.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Yes, LR B1 is the original.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Sorry, I meant LR B2 looks more like AM B2 than is does NZ B1.
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    Team NYYC

    It is interesting how Patriot has a natural bow down position, just like Defiant did. You do not see that on the other boats while being towed.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Really? They are both black with red trim, but significantly different. LR just widen the keel as it goes back, but the bottom of the hull is very flat. If anything it is flatter than LR B1. NZ has a wide pregnant belly with a small flat area surrounding it and a steep angle up the sides. It is obvious that LR will be much more stable in displacement mode than NZ. NZ B2 is very similar to AM B2 except for the bow and a wider, rounded keel.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    They must have put the weight in the foil arm extension, they are much wider than the other boats. Also, the foils are farther ahead in the design box than the other boats, especially vs NZ.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    So they make a boat that looks very close to their first boat and you claim it looks just like the NZ boat???? Fanboy to the extreme.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    No, one team got it right, LR.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Didn’t see this pic, just the square cradle.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Not impressed...lol Then went with the flat keel like UK and also Russian lettering....
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    Team NYYC

    Yes, and he said they only reason they didn't keep sailing was because they had some oil leaks.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    It that interview, Sirena clarifies something that seems all too obvious, but will be the key to winning. The secret is to always fly! It also points out that this may end up being a cup with a lot of aggressive sailing. The penalty of falling off the foils has never been so great. So the incentive/strategy to knock your opponent off their foils will be paramount in winning races. It doesn't matter how fast you boat is if you are forced to sail your hull on the water. What is the secret to winning with these new, flying boats, never seen before? “What counts is speed and who maneuvers better. The start will be upwind, and therefore positioning will be fundamental. Then, being the racing field limited by imaginary boundaries, the skill will be to push the opponent against these lines that must not be crossed and thus force him to maneuver and fall from the foils. There is a difference of about 15 knots in speed between flight and classic attitude in the water. Now, you have to think that the boat rises on the foils when it reaches 19 knots, if you fall it then takes several seconds to regain this speed: if in the meantime the opponent continues to fly, it grinds hundreds of meters and you don't catch it anymore. The secret is to always fly ".
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    INEOS Team GB

    Have you even looked at the two hulls?
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Here is an english translation of the original interview: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lastampa.it%2Fmare%2F2020%2F10%2F16%2Fnews%2Fluna-rossa-sorge-ancora-il-20-ottobre-la-nuova-barca-1.39424748