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maxmini

Member Since 25 Jun 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 26 2016 03:46 AM
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In Topic: ACWS Chicago - June 2016

12 June 2016 - 12:01 AM

And the sponsors are on the phone with their legal departments seeing if they can get out of this pathetic ROI situation .
The TV audience in the hundreds must have been crushed .

In Topic: ACWS Chicago - June 2016

09 June 2016 - 02:57 PM

How well do these boats foil in thunderstorms ? I guess we may find out Sat afternoon :)

In Topic: The winning foils

03 June 2016 - 06:59 AM

So they have a boat that foiled in 4kts of breeze TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO and no one knew or cared about it ?

You would,have thought that more than one suspicious photo in some peoples eyes would have surfaced and been discussed to death , at least by doug :)

No video , no performance or race results ?

Something just doesn't add up .

In Topic: ACWS Chicago - June 2016

03 June 2016 - 05:29 AM

The awards ceremony and athletes autograph session is allotted the same time as the THREE " races " .

They have turned the Americas Cup into a very weak X-Games of sailing .

In Topic: Team NZ

27 May 2016 - 08:34 PM

 

 

^^As the reporter uses the very outdated term "AC48", which was replaced by the AC 50 and then AC Class last year, his research and intelligence (not intellect) may be slightly suspect with his "B" development rating.
I will give in to the "who knows who is where" as far as leading the development race, but a B may be slightly generous at this late date.

A  year is plenty of time considering all of the one design components of this cycle. I think a B is very fair at this "Early" stage
If it was simply "Naval Architecture" and all that mattered was delivering a fast boat and foils, I would agree. But I have still got to beleive there is a reason why OR, BAR and AR have invested so much time, energy and money in the develoment of hydrolic control and pumping systems.
OR and AR already have nearly 18 months practical development time in this area and are still working on refinements.
That is difficult to duplicate with ETNZ's limited time and resources.
They are arguably better or on par with those three in most areas, but in that one seemingly important area, they are not.

 

 

In this article Richie seems to be agreeing with you . 

 

He is pretty much explaining how NZ lost AC 35.

 

I think hes just a bit negative but who really knows . 

 

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