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  1. A shift in the type of boat would just be fucking nuts. The AC has spent 10 years wobbling and AC 35 provided a half-competitive event. But another hip-pocket poodle challenge does nothing to convince me that this isn't going to be yet another shambles.
  2. Live Racing Thread

    ETNZ definitely nicest to look at so far: very stable and very fast in a straight line.
  3. Team UK

    The bar is set pretty low It's Sailing Anarchy, there is no bar. . . although for what it's worth Kate Middleton is a Duchess, Georgie Ainslie is Lady Georgie Ainslie. No Dames.
  4. 1. This is a 'framework agreement' a short step away from a 'letter of intent' and as has been pointed out by many on here about as legally binding as some drunken scribbles on a beer mat. However, as mentioned it suggests a stable future for the Cup were one of the signatories to win. 2. Better Cup historians than I will know what the intent was when moving to 12m or IACC in terms of how long to use the class for, but eventually these both proved successful (post 1970 of course) in attracting large number of challengers. Multiple changes of recent years the opposite. Class stability seems good to me, what's the problem? 3. Agreed the two year timetable is tight for venues and new entrants. We should not expect new entrants to rush in over one cycle, but perhaps they will trickle in over several (perhaps they won't). Competitors will have to enter with an eye on venue should they win already well sighted. 4. Finally, and I'm just pulling your leg here guys, I'm loving the 'if the kiwis win' comments. Well for that to happen they'd better have a pretty damn fast boat because their crew hasn't exactly been marking them as favourites this past year.
  5. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Think AT has made a big deal about how grim his 'pinching'/ very high position mode is straight upwind without the foil. Maybe hard work to helm but not necessarily slow. Or slow but good VMG seems to be doing him fine, with a slightly better angle as well. Fast reaching on Port tack. Then he is fucked.
  6. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Alex still clicking a few miles in through being 15 degrees lifted but he'll needs to eat his biscuits while he can. Once they both tack Armel will be freer and windier all the way to the equator. I'm thinking anything close to a two figure gap at the start of the doldrums is game on.
  7. Vendee Globe 2016?

    At the end of the day it would take a very odd set of circumstances for BP not to win is race. It would be really nice if Armel would say, which he hasn't thus far, that he sailed past Hugo Boss while having an extra foil advantage South of Cape Town.
  8. Vendee Globe 2016?

    He has managed to pull the broken stump inside the boat a few days back so there is no longer a torn stump sticking out of the side of the boat on port tack. Obviously he can't rustle up a $350,000 carbon foil on his Open 60 and doesn't carry a spare so this is as good as it gets.
  9. ACWS Toulon - 9, 10 & 11 September

    Can someone remind me where the extra points for the ACWS winner turn up at the actual cup? I.e. For the LV or at the AC? The part of me that used to care has forgotten.
  10. Team UK

    Nacra 20, see previous post.
  11. Team UK

    http://ben-ainslie-racing.americascup.com/en/home.html# I love the 'whoa mother fucker' as he does a wild spin around the forestay.
  12. Team UK

    It's "the United Kingdom of great Britain amd Northern Ireland" Great Britain is jus the mainland. We competed in the last Olympics asTeam Gb. Ipad quality writing, sorry.
  13. Team UK

    I've never found the Royal Corinthian snobby. Just a place for a drink with a nice view. We had my brother-in-law's stag do there, although while raucous, that didn't give me any clues as to the accessibility of the ladies' toilets. Chuffed about Ben's progress but do have to say that the Camber is quite a pretty and historical part of old Portsmouth and I'm not sure the architecture hugely fits in. No doubt they will come up with a solution as these are just initial drawings and completely different to the initial pictures.
  14. Team UK

    It's a nice place . . . Do they still make women use a separate staircase?
  15. Team UK

    I hope all the Americans realise that as a member of the British Royal Family is going to be an ambassador for the team, everyone will be supporting BAR your side of the Atlantic as you like the Royals so much more than we do.