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Posted 08 January 2016 - 05:29 PM

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Published on Jan 8, 2016

Winning the America's Cup in 2017 will be a monumental task that requires a full team pulling in the same directions. Meet some of the people on ORACLE TEAM USA who are making critical contributions to help us achieve our goal.



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 06:23 PM

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Published on Jan 8, 2016

Laird flies to Bermuda to the Oracle Team USA compound. He meets with America's Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill to discuss the future of foiling and the size of their garages....

 



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 09:22 PM

Been a while since I have looked at AC forum, so I am note quite sure to post this link about OTUSA foil technology (apologies if it has been posted elsewhere).

http://www.catsailin...oil-design.html.

This is the sort of stuff I find most interesting about the AC.

Note the (sort of) transom hung rudders and bow down attitude.

Also interesting that the some of the As (at the A Nats) are now foiling comfortably downwind without uptip foils with some reports of spurts of upwind foiling.

Suspect this foil development has a long, long way to go.

 

Thanks, the video had been posted here somewhere but the article is new.

The article misnames the boats though as AC45s (which are the one-designs used in the ACWS)

The boats in the video and photo are the test and development boats for the slightly larger (15m) ACC boats to be used in the 'AC proper'. For that reason you can't read too much into foil position as it's not necessarily optimised for the platform it's on but rather to replicate the placement/relationship under the ACC rule (which doesn't allow transom hung rudders).



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 12:55 AM

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"We're looking forward to getting sailing again in a week or so and getting back into our routine," said Tom Slingsby. helmsman and sailing team manager.

"We need to get our fitness back up (certainly I do!!), get back into our meeting schedule so we can contribute to making some good design decisions that need to get locked in over the next few months."
http://oracle-team-u...aily-grind.html

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 05:47 AM

^ To lead at every mark and win every race of every series  :lol:



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 05:52 AM

 

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Published on Jan 8, 2016

Winning the America's Cup in 2017 will be a monumental task that requires a full team pulling in the same directions. Meet some of the people on ORACLE TEAM USA who are making critical contributions to help us achieve our goal.

 

 

Respect within the team, they say - remarkable then how little they have shown for their competitors, the (non-pet) officials and the rules. New leaf?

 

Lets hope so....



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 11:44 PM




Published on Jan 12, 2016 With a couple gigabytes of data collected each day during training sessions, ORACLE TEAM USA relies on their Oracle database and Oracle hardware to store and analyze results. Ian Fresh Burns talks about that datas impact on performance in a #TechTuesday feature by John von Seeburg & Mike Herbener.

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 06:46 AM

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 10:09 AM

 

@ 0:33 & 1:37

 

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 10:46 AM

ORACLE TEAM USA:

The defending champion finished the year in second place on the leaderboard, but isn’t satisfied with its racing performance. 
“I was actually disappointed with last year,” said Tom Slingsby, helmsman and sailing team manager for ORACLE TEAM USA. “Second is not good enough. We want to lead at every turn and win every race. So that’s our goal for the team this year.”
The team reconvened at its base at Dockyard in Bermuda this week following a long Christmas break excited to get back on the water.
“That was the longest break we’ll have in the campaign,” Slingsby said.
“It was important for everyone to come back refreshed and recharged and we can’t wait to get back on the water.”
They won’t have to wait long. ORACLE TEAM USA is planning to sail late next week with its second AC45S test boat. And boat three is scheduled to sail for the first time early in February.



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Posted 16 January 2016 - 12:21 PM

We want to lead at every turn and win every race. So that’s our goal for the team this year.”

Ambitious... Not a feasible plan I think.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:11 PM


 
@ 0:33 & 1:37
 
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Had noticed that too.

It reminded me of this: http://ptsail.org/20...rudder-designs/

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 11:17 PM

An SA thread on that: http://forums.sailin...howtopic=162445

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 02:01 AM

Did anyone see the flap on the stb main foil? About 1:43 in-or I'm seeing things......



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 04:12 AM

The tubercle discussion goes back ages.  We even did an interview with Dr. Frank E. Fish sometime in '09 or '10 and it was on a Hobie 33 in the mid 2000's.  Not as cool as Oracle's though!



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 09:45 PM


 
@ 0:33 & 1:37
 
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Had noticed that too.
Am not seeing it on replay, is it still there?


 
@ 0:33 & 1:37
 
humpbackwhale_feature.jpg

Had noticed that too.
Am not seeing it on replay, is it still there?

oops, dbl-post, new phone

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:14 PM

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some nice sailing action too

 



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:52 PM



He may be one of the youngest sailors on ORACLE TEAM USA, but Tom Johnson has rapidly moved through the elite sailing ranks - from top-level Moth and 49er racing to the Volvo Ocean Race and the Americas Cup. Now, hes quickly learning how to race high-performance catamarans with a competitive bunch. Video feature by John von Seeburg & Mike Herbener.

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 09:16 PM

Looks like the roles have reversed for this AC cycle. Last time ETNZ was the team releasing all the video updates, and Oracle were keeping to themselves for the most part. ETNZ single handedly carried the last cup in terms of public interest. I guess now that ETNZ has switched its focus from appeasing the New Zealand public, to putting all their time into winning, Oracle has decided they need to step up their media campaign.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 10:30 PM

Oracle has put out videos at a prolific rate for as long as I can remember, there could be over a thousand of them by now if you include the evolving entities since 2003. Among them are some absolutely terrific ones, a few of them with YouTube views of a half million or more.

You'd think that the guys doing team videos in recent cycles, and in this one, are under contract to work and produce at some rate; but that the intended audience may in many cases be for only the team (designers, sailors, shore, etc), or exclusively for just sponsors; and so we don't see all of the video footage also get posted to YouTube.

It's been nice to see TF and TJ also stepping up on the YouTube front, this could be a fun 18 months.

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 12:55 AM

OR has team videos starting in 2003?  I'd love to see the ones from AC31.  Got a link?

 

WetHog   :ph34r:



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 09:51 PM

OR has team videos starting in 2003?  I'd love to see the ones from AC31.  Got a link?
 
WetHog   :ph34r:

Oops, you're right, 2003 is too early and also predates YouTube.

This one is at 750K+ views, it is one of my favorites too

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=Y6dnOlE9sjk

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 12:25 AM

oh what fun to watch..

10 years off your 2003 you pulled from thin air tho



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 12:50 AM

oh what fun to watch..
10 years off your 2003 you pulled from thin air tho

What makes 'what' fun?

Do the masters-degree research on the subject of what teams have published the most, or best, or most-watched videos, since any time in history. Any counter ' thin air' by you is gonna fall way short but since you took issue? Let's see it.

Someone, who knows who, at Oracle Racing decided to allocate increased budget to video, including to publicly available YouTube videos, and the numbers since certainly 2010 would prove a convincing case for that. I'd bet on it.

A bunch of posters here are NZ fans and for whatever all reasons hate the Defender, and I get that. But if their team can't even compete in promo, well that's completely their own fault or choice. Truth is, imho the best piece by far so far was the ETNZ piece in Bermuda where one morning the guy went toward the swimming pool but then instead dived off the rock wall into the ocean. It was at least as good as the sailing video that followed, including the team's low-key victory reaction.

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 06:49 AM

 



This one is at 750K+ views, it is one of my favorites too

 

 

Which is something around 0.03% of the views of "Gangnam Style". Hundreds of thousands isn't a lot. Hundreds of millions is beginning to be a lot. Makes you think. https://en.wikipedia..._YouTube_videos



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 04:22 PM

OS2

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with work on vip island in the background

 

OS3

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 12:47 PM

Also out Friday along with Oracle Junior

 

Switch to manual...

 

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JS interview and 'landfill' via (shitty) video https://www.facebook...?type=2

 

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 12:49 AM

OS2

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with work on vip island in the background

 

OS3

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Can I get clarification on where OS2 and OS3 rank in regards to the actual boat OR will race to defend?  Will there be a OS4?  Was OS1 given to Team Soft Dick Japan?  Way out of the loop and I am trying to catch up a bit. ;)

 

WetHog   :ph34r:



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 03:03 AM

Yes, SoftBank Team Japan acquired the oldest Oracle Racing test boat, 'OS1.'

After whatever mods, that boat may as well be called 'TJ1' until they launch their next one.

Team Japan may well have the highest budget of them all, it's hard to tell so far.

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 12:21 PM

Funny, but they still look like they are doing things on the cheap.

I expect the whole thing was set up by RC, including the sponsor (IT buddy of LE?), and it's very much a sideline - Oracle Junior.

Still they are there, with a boat and a base - more than some.

Time will tell



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 09:46 PM

Funny, but they still look like they are doing things on the cheap.

I expect the whole thing was set up by RC, including the sponsor (IT buddy of LE?), and it's very much a sideline - Oracle Junior.

Still they are there, with a boat and a base - more than some.

Time will tell

 

If your personal wealth is $15 Billion, are you content to be someone else's bitch/poodle?  I will never understand that contention.  If I'm going to have a little hobby sailing team and compete for the AC, and I have that kind of dough, I don't see a reason not to make it a real effort.  I'm guessing that is the instructions Masayoshi Son has given Barker/Fuku....  try to win the damned thing, and I will give you at least enough money to make it a real effort.



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:52 PM

+1, that team could be a real threat come crunch time

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 11:35 AM

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 10:59 PM




Design team member Christoph Erbelding talks us through the challenge of designing and building the perfect foil - the wingsail that powers the boat forward at speeds approaching 50 mph.
#TechTuesday video by Javier Salinas / ORACLE TEAM USA.

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 09:23 PM




Join an ORACLE TEAM USA gym session in 360 degrees. The sailing team was divided into two groups - pan to the left and watch aerobic tempo grinding; pan to the right for the lower body strength training group. Every day the team is in this gym at their base at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda. Video captured by John von Seeburg & Mike Herbener on a 360fly camera.

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:59 PM



ORACLE TEAM USA has teamed up with AC Endeavour to get 15 Optimist dinghies into the hands of recent Endeavour 'graduates'. The Optimists were old and disused boats, donated by the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club in Bermuda, and restored to 'as new' condition by ORACLE TEAM USA boatbulders. While 15 boats have been recycled to date, hopefully this is just the start and more yacht clubs and sailing programs around the world take on this kind of recycling project to get more kids out on the water.

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 08:18 PM

Tech...

 

 

https://video-frt3-1...d41&oe=56B14E61

 

less detail = very high resolution. :blink:

 

Wow that's high-level engineering right there....



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:46 PM

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ORACLE TEAM USA is creating virtual wind tunnels and towing tanks through computational fluid mechanics tools. Designer Len Imas discusses the use of the different simulation software - RANS (Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes) and Lattis Boltzmann methods - in this #TechTuesday feature by Javier Salinas.

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 12:09 PM

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ORACLE TEAM USA is creating virtual wind tunnels and towing tanks through computational fluid mechanics tools. Designer Len Imas discusses the use of the different simulation software - RANS (Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes) and Lattis Boltzmann methods - in this #TechTuesday feature by Javier Salinas.

This guy is quitte far in that field.

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Juan Kouyoumdjian

Working for team France now.



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 08:32 PM

Who dem?

 

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Craig Maxwell & Mark Czaja from @ParkerHannifin completing safety training before sailing

 

 

Engineers who need to be aboard at times I guess - one of them was featured in a video ^ IIRC



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 08:34 PM

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 07:37 PM

TS sums up the week   https://video-frt3-1...649&oe=56B53502

 

- grinders can only hack 90mins

- racing against OJnr.

- T3 delayed - next week? etc



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 10:16 PM

Almost sounds like they got their clock cleaned by Draper and co in the shifty conditions he was describing




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