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  1. Qman

    Team UK

    Blown away by that video. So cool. Much better than expected at this stage. Game on. Excited.
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    SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    I quite enjoyed the final, super variable but that sort of made for snakes and ladders. overall i like it if the conditions are good. shortening of races midstream is sort of unfair i think but i understand it. There was lots of faffing yesterday with breakages and injuries. The cream rose which is good. There is still massive deltas in some races 1.5km in some cases. The boats are fast but not sure about their VMG, particularly downwind their VMG must suck. Bring on more of it. Interesting to me is M32 racing is pretty good even without the foiling.
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    SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

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    SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    generally the racing has been improving but WA was a bit of a fail. Great location, but no wind was pretty much a fail for the event. ok you can't control the wind but this is what happened with AC45s that they kept running regattas for the tv and forgot about the sailing. The decisions to race were questionable and potentially damaging to the concept.
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    Team NZ

    i saw in the paper today that ETNZ are testing / evaluating soft wing sail tech already. it was mounted on a tri.
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    SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    the fact you sail a foiling cat makes you less that 0.001% of the potential audience.
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    SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    yep am sure the racing will get better. but the magnitude of speed difference is what makes foiling an unusual racing prospect. It is not uncommon for one boat to be 2-3 times the speed another. it can be interesting snakes and ladders even on the same beat, a gust makes massive speed and height differences. a downspeed jibe is pretty costly, particularly if you underlay. when there are boats 7 minutes + behind after 16 minutes????
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    SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    i am a bit split on it. amazing boats. but the racing is somewhat disappointing. the deltas are just to big. 2km+ in many cases. I wonder if they need to rethink the format a little. more reaching? wing marks? The narrow track in adelaide was worse than the geelong one. am hoping it picks up in terms of lead changes etc. 6 boats on the water would help.
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    Team NZ

    mapfre is going to smoke them, tuke will be the trifecta man. something is slow on brunel but it isn't pete.
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    first surrogate

    so, who you think will launch a first test boat. i am picking someone will float a modified tp52 or similar as a test platform early on. what you think it will be
  11. it definitely wasnt etnz. OR removed all the 2013 and 2017 months ago. very sad state of affairs.
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    Lone wolf - have you read it.

    i just started "exposed" hopefully give something a bit more insightful, although his angle is pretty clear about his attitude to larrys legacy from page 1
  13. Hey guys, as with you i was interested in the scoop on some of the background story and downloaded lone wolf to have a read. Richard gladwell is clearly a respected sailing journalist. unfortunately i have found the book to be very poorly written/ constructed. Very disjointed, often repetitive and provides little insight into things that a lay person couldn't have observed from the outside. maybe this is a symptom of modern media and forums like this. But its incredibly disappointed to have constant de javu moments that you have read this bit before only to realise that you haven't some how skipped back a few chapters but that the book is actually repeating something it has already said. Incredibly disappointing read, given the subject matter.
  14. i really hope it works but cant figure out how you can deal with the fundamental conflict between needing weight for righting moment and the lift/drag associated with foiling in a meaningful way. A mono hull needs a canter for righting moment. which is something like 9 tones of lead.
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    ac36 mono hull knock-on effect

    no question, he had an average qualifier and carried tough points through. did very nicely in the gold fleet, except the last couple. wasn't far away if you remove the qualifier points