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    Artemis?

    A hybrid between the two options, which Cayard pulled out of his butt. He's telling porkies because if the Jury upholds the application, then the changes Cayard is BS'ing about needs unanimous agreement by all Competitors. And with his stated opposition to them, the "third" mode won't fly. I think it's more legit than that. I think it's a combination of the rudder length, rudder elevator area, and beam limitations. AR has two sets of rudders that meet the original rule and the full safety regs rule, but if the IJ say the max beam issue is out, but the rudder length and area hold, they no longer have a rudder that complies. I see their point, to them it's a moving targeting with lesser resources. They built two new rudders to the safety regs, that won't comply with the rules if the IJ rule in favor of NZ/LR. If the IJ also say the rudders must be a certain length, longer than before, then they have no rudders that can comply. More than anything, I hope a way is found for AR to get on the water, sail, and race. Except the application by ETNZ is seeking a ruling that Murray exceeded his jurisdiction to change the AC72 Class Rules, which means if upheld all changes (of which there are about 7-8) are out. The Jury can't pick and choose which changes Murray can keep: they don't have that jurisdiction either. Not true. Not at all. Changes to the CR require unanimous consent. They got that on all but a few issues. So those changes are all well and find. That's the issues the AR camps speaks to...if they keep several of the changes but not all, they have no rudders that will measure. They will meet the new requirements about length, etc but will not measure if the max beam issues is overturned by the IJ. And to speak to Nutta, no, they wouldn't be better off with the old rules. But, they started modifying rudders to meet ALL of the new 'rules' from the safety proposals. And if any of the changes in the new rules are reversed, while other required ones remain, they have no rudders that will measure. I'm no AR apologist, but I really do hope this works out in some way that they can sail.
  2. Thistle3841

    Artemis?

    A hybrid between the two options, which Cayard pulled out of his butt. He's telling porkies because if the Jury upholds the application, then the changes Cayard is BS'ing about needs unanimous agreement by all Competitors. And with his stated opposition to them, the "third" mode won't fly. I think it's more legit than that. I think it's a combination of the rudder length, rudder elevator area, and beam limitations. AR has two sets of rudders that meet the original rule and the full safety regs rule, but if the IJ say the max beam issue is out, but the rudder length and area hold, they no longer have a rudder that complies. I see their point, to them it's a moving targeting with lesser resources. They built two new rudders to the safety regs, that won't comply with the rules if the IJ rule in favor of NZ/LR. If the IJ also say the rudders must be a certain length, longer than before, then they have no rudders that can comply. More than anything, I hope a way is found for AR to get on the water, sail, and race.
  3. Thistle3841

    Artemis?

    I would say they need to abstain from any judgements on the quality of the competitors and their boats. Their job is to set rules that are safe and fair. When they feel they've done the best job they can, they let the rest play out. Looking at individual teams and saying whether they could race or not is not up to the committee or any jury. Like all sailing, it's the sailors' choice to take the course, every day, every race.
  4. Thistle3841

    Artemis?

    Unfortunately they showed very little of the boats and actual sailing, which is what would generate the most interest. It was all about the tracking and scoring system.
  5. Thistle3841

    Artemis?

    Yah, you are right of course. Farr was perhaps as big an egomaniac as Chris Dickson. I haven't thought about this for a while, but I had some contacts with the bulb design team from Farr back then. I never really agreed with what they said, but here's what they said about Dicko driving a boat with parts they designed: "It's like designing and building the fastest F1 car in the world and you go into the first left hand turn and the driver (Dicko) takes a hard right into the wall for no reason." They didn't think much of his driving or match racing. Could've been ego as much as anything though. I just found it funny.
  6. Thistle3841

    Artemis?

    Probably a good idea. It's pretty clear he had something catastrophic happen to him. Who knows if a rescue swimmer could have saved him, but they should definitely be on hand.