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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. As far as i can tell PG was second wing trimmer.
  4. PG wasn't on the front line like some of them
  5. remember that PG was also part of AC campaign in bermuda
  6. It has a lot more to do with a failure to adapt than age. These guys need to be sailing as much HP stuff as they can, olympics, wmrt, moth, a class etc. and those that are are clearly ahead. you can't expect to be best around if your not sailing regularly. Some of them just aren't around. The fact that PG, NO, PB, Slingsby, and others backed up to the moth worlds says far more about there potential and commitment to HP sailing and makes them the way forward, more than their age ever will.
  7. 6 sorry, i can't even find kyle langford on the list.
  8. i think the top 7 are all AC team members. and a few others down the list.
  9. interesting. russell? wonder what he thought. possibly that they shouldve employed PB. Moth results are interesting. Certainly some AC talent in the mix. Would have been interesting to see DB, JS, FC and BA in there for stripped back man on man HP sailing. See who rises to the top
  10. yes, it is a well set up boat, but i would say there are 40 well set up boats, and every moth sailer is a tweaker. One of the aussies has built his own. There are lots of good boats there. Pete is doing very very well. better with time (sounds familiar), The reality atm is that he would probably dominate any class he spent decent amount of time on. In fact he does very very well under prepared.
  11. PB, NO, Goobs, and slingby are cut from the same mould. new school high performance sailors. all have excelled at olympics, class HP racing and americas cup. Dean and JS are from a different mould, have not performed well at olympics or in class HP racing. Look what came out on top. its not rocket science.
  12. slingsby doing a good job at the moth worlds. proving he should've been at the helm in bermuda.
  13. because it isn't that interesting.
  14. no but all those are generally the best of their type. i.e.,best single handed cat class = A class. F1 has evolved to be fast, safe (ish) and competitive. why not do the same with AC class,
  15. maybe but like for like a canter would kick arse over a fixed.