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aap22

Member Since 23 May 2005
Offline Last Active Nov 14 2013 07:22 AM
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In Topic: CUP PRESENTATION 2000 CET (0200 EST 1100 PST)

14 February 2010 - 03:59 PM

will there be a dsq if a crewmember falls overboard? anyone?

In Topic: Cat vs. Tri

14 February 2010 - 01:13 AM

BOR is not a real tri in my opinion, it doesn't have a centreboard and rudder on her centre hull. With two hulls flying 95% of the time what's the big difference to a cat?

In Topic: Performance Comparison

13 February 2010 - 01:23 AM

Judging from today's result, I suspect that Alinghi must force BMWO into some kind of equipment failure in prestart maneuvering if they hope to have a chance. BMWO's upwind advantage is insurmountable in my estimation...


They gained more downwind...


Right. Tactically, the only chance to have a go at them is during prestart...


Now that I agree with.   The wing is the winning component--> Higher- faster upwind, lower- faster downwind,  less drag, easier to control heel so keep the two hulls flying more of the time, and if it starts to really blow, it is easier to depower.  It's been proven in 29 knots TWS (that they will admit to).


That rig stayed up for two days (and nights), I don't think depowering is an issue

In Topic: Performance Comparison

13 February 2010 - 01:21 AM

I think the BOR afterguard has an IQ edge as well. What on earth can give A5 any hope?

In Topic: worst episode ever

10 February 2010 - 11:37 PM

We should all feel like a gurkha at the moment. We want the best for sailing and all we get is crap