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In Topic: Which Team can beat OR-USA

Yesterday, 07:46 AM








You may have missed that Burling/Tuke weren't the only AC sailors at the Olympics. If ETNZ can use that excuse, so can AR. They were missing Outeridge and Jensen who are just as critical as the NZ pair, yet they still managed to look far better than ETNZ



not at the olympics they didn't


Did I miss something? Did ETNZ compete against Artemis at the olympics? Or was the string of words i put together too complex? :P Or maybe you just took things out of context to be anarchistic :D


You also missed that ETNZ finished ahead of Artemis in the ACWS overall, as well as the gold medals ;)

Exactly, but don't let facts get in the way of complexity.

In Topic: collaboration vs isolation

07 December 2016 - 10:49 PM

France is using most of their test boat parts on their AC50 so they won't be two boat testing.

OR and ART both have two test boats currently sailing but still test against each other and SoftBank constantly. To think that OR and SoftBank didn't plan to test their AC50s against each other and they wouldn't gain an advantage from this is naive. yes they will now be forced to "in house" two boat testing. Will SoftBank even have enough crew for two boats? Who knows.


SoftBank = OR3.

In Topic: collaboration vs isolation

07 December 2016 - 10:22 PM

So, there is obviously some interesting stuff going on here.  


We know OR and SB are in bed, and that ART has been pretty close by in bermuda,  BAR have just relocated the program and given the oncoming winter in the NH then GRP aren't far of being in bermuda full time i would say.  


Which leaves ETNZ in isolation from all the other programs till some time towards easter?   Presumably they will launch the AC class boat in NZ and test in the NZ summer.  


Compounded by the fact that there seems to be a restriction against sailing any of the AC class boats side by side in bermuda prior to the quals.  A temptation which is going to be very very hard for 5 teams to resist.  How is that going to play out??  surely this will end in court?


Will collaboration or isolation be advantageous. There is a small chance that ETNZ will do something divergent and get and edge.  but more likely they SB OR ART collaboration will fast track some learning in the mean time?  


What about the lost time during relocation to bermuda during a critical learning faze.  Others will be flat our learning and training in the 3 weeks required for team relocation and transport? 

I think you'll find that a certain Italian ex is also behind the boys in black.

In Topic: Which Team can beat OR-USA

07 December 2016 - 10:18 PM


hopefully any and/or all of them

Not really. BARf and Team Soft Dick would carry on Wussel Vision wouldn't they? Where TNZ most assuredly would not and Artemis and Team Cammas are unknowns.

So hopefully some win, at least I hope some. ;)




I would hope TNZ with LR becoming the CoR.

In Topic: Sydney to Hobart 2016

07 December 2016 - 10:08 PM

Amazing CYC haven't banned smokin while racin.


Maybe just butt flicking.