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In Topic: Americas Cup, Race 16 and 17

23 September 2013 - 08:00 PM

after oracle wins race 1 today, i hope NZL plays the card so Larry has time to go to court to correct that outrageous, BS penalty

Don't think it will happen. The protocol auto-disqualifies a team that goes to court.

In Topic: Room to Grow / Time to Grow

16 September 2013 - 09:47 PM

I do wish OR hadn't cheated on the AC45 posts......would be even more exciting to have it 7-3 with a surging Team OR.....


In Topic: Jimmy Spithill Tweet

16 September 2013 - 05:46 PM

Posted on Oracle notice board 
Jimmy took the photo and posted it on twitter.


Not a native speaker. What's it supposed to say?

In Topic: Unscientific performace measurements & observations

15 September 2013 - 07:13 PM

Except for when they almost capsized, I don't think ETNZ tacked particularly worse than in lighter breeze. We did see OTUSA tack better than in the light. Stronger wind and smallest jib helps them.

In Topic: Unscientific performace measurements & observations

10 September 2013 - 03:54 PM

AC day 2.  Races 3 and 4.  NZL in red, OR blue.


Thank you very much for these graphs.


I think it is clear from race 4 that ETNZ did not do as well in the tacks on leg 3 as in the earlier races. The average wind strength in R4 was 3.5-4 knots higher than for the previous 3 races. (R4: 20.1, R3: 16.6, R2: 16.1, R1: 16.1). Max wind speed in gusts was 23.3. ( http://live.virtuale...02_acstats.html )


ETNZ tacks were not up to earlier speed on R4 leg 3. Difficulties handling boat in upper wind limit strength/stronger gusts. Why do you think that was the case? Jib selection problem? Foil adjustment problem?