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In Topic: Oracle Team USA

01 April 2017 - 06:01 AM

Lipo batteries are old mate. Lithium Oxygen batteries are where it's at.

Foils can be seen, shape, angles, adjustments etal. What's going on inside the wing is far more interesting. Load sensors, pressure return info etc. How this info is used with wing controls, twist, cord, camber and angle of attack is most likely pretty cool.

Inefficiencies in foil shapes could be overcome with POWER.


Sounds like an amerikan car- put a big engine in and of course it'll go fast

In Topic: What's the hardest dinghy you've sailed?

22 February 2017 - 10:56 AM

Carbon I14 was pretty tricky.

Narrow hull and used to get over powered really easily on the jib, dig a wing in, stall on the wing and capsize.


The low riding moths look like a bit of a nightmare though!!!





Tried a low riding moth, at 330mm hull width with an aluminium mast, in under 6 knots of wind.  Not impossible but had to really take notice of what was going on and couldn't expect it to just happen on demand.


No nightmare, just a great challenge!    :)

In Topic: Team NZ

30 January 2017 - 08:13 AM


But nothing beats five days of a test match... 8)


Except rain.




or bowling underarm  ;)

In Topic: Oracle Team USA

05 January 2017 - 09:52 PM

Interesting in the tech Tuesday talk "the jibs flatten with increasing wind pressure".  So they make the edges stretch more than the center?  Anybody got anything more than that?  Cool approach, could be a "trickle down" benefit to us mortals?

At a price! 😳