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In Topic: AC35 Protocol expected this week

13 April 2014 - 12:37 AM

^ so Monday then, good.

In Topic: Searching times for TNZ

08 April 2014 - 04:25 PM

I agree - from my reading of the rule a properly constructed challenge would have succeeded* - regardless of any footnotes by the IJ, on the 'too little too late' attempt you mention above.
* as laid out previously elsewhere

Then you either read the wrong 'rule', or still - 6 months later - have no idea whatsoever how the extremely clever, extremely simple, and extremely legal mechanical feed back loop worked. The OR system used the EXACT SAME COMPONENTS as ETNZ's - they just mounted it differently so that the valve shut off was controlled by the position of the daggerboard casing relative to the hull. OR's control is no more 'illegal' than indexed shifting on a bicycle.

ETNZ obviously didn't 'get it' either - otherwise they surely would have imlemented a similar system.
There it is in a nut shell - thanks
The rule clearly states manual control only - and must be wired directly to the valve that positions the board.
Using the same components but sticking them in illegal positions is not ok.
But they got away with it so well done, they were ready to try anything at that point and pray - ETNZ were too slow to get down to the real issue - if they ever did.
These wires you speak of are connected to the valves that actuate the boards. They receive input from the buttons on the wheels and I think from other crew positions. Do these wires receive input from any non manual source?

In Topic: News from SF Embarcadero...

28 March 2014 - 04:18 AM

I had a short chat with a dude on the ferry today. He was wearing OR attire, so I asked what they are up to these days. He said 'packing up I'm afraid'. Seemed genuinely sad at the prospect, and held out some hope that situation could change at the last minute.

I don't think I blame SF for this. ACEA really come across as a bunch of dicks, which somehow doesn't go over well in this town. They have a way inflated sense of there own value.

In Topic: Artemis Racing

14 March 2014 - 04:09 AM

Feel the answer should be obvious, but is cayard officially in or out of AR?

I think if you were expecting a public execution, you'll be disappointed.
I have no lust for blood. Just curious. I knew I Percy took a bigger role but wasn't sure if that meant PC was out. Back when cayard was driving for DC, he seemed like the only nice guy involved in AC. Now not so sure. Makes you wonder about guys like otteridge and Slingsby. How long will it take for them to turn all douchy and incompetent? But really I'm just jealous.

In Topic: Artemis Racing

13 March 2014 - 02:29 PM

Feel the answer should be obvious, but is cayard officially in or out of AR?