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It's nice to see Mr Hancock getting excited about the AC on the front page.

He talks about the lack of tacking duels with foiling boats.  Not only do I disagree with his comments abut the last cup but he must have also missed the foiling tack in INEOS's video release.  If anything it looks like they'l tack better than a 12M.  

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I disagree with Mr Hancock the AC 50 tacked quicker than 12M or IACC it was something remarked upon by a BBC sports correspondent on Radio 4 how quickly they tacked but I agree the timing of the races will be good for UK and European viewers, very early breakfast viewing.

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Any high performance yacht including Maxi 72's, TP52's etc would bounce side to side on these courses. Even in a heavy 12 meter, there wouldn't be much need to tack early.

You know the opposition can't get away, so you don't need to chase them, and within a few minutes you will be coming back at each other. These course, and high performance yachts bring different challenges and therefore different tactics.

I can't remember anything about the big J class boats getting into tacking duels. It seems to be only something the smaller, and slower boats did.

 

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13 hours ago, nav said:

How many FP thread do we need?

 

One for each article worth commenting on?

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