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About Raptorsailor

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  1. Looks v. nice. Lets hope it doesn't hit a wave or something.
  2. https://www.instagram.com/p/COKzAWOIoiP/?igshid=1xmd2816e1uwd BP 11. Now with more zip ties.
  3. This is AC silly season. Nothing concrete will happen for another year/18 months. We have to find something to complain about.
  4. Never been to a music concert. Don’t like them, but Le Bourget 2013 definitely stands head and shoulders above the rest. I saw an A380 go vertical. An Su-35S deafen me, Rafale, P-38. Super Constellation. All sorts. It was fucking awesome.
  5. Budget cap my arse, this is the America's Cup.
  6. We only do Dean Barker bashing over here.
  7. Have you seen Te Rehutai? And from what we know, she’s not slow.
  8. Well. We almost got to the Cup. I think the debrief is going to be particularly harsh as it’s hard to see where they made big ass mistakes. Sure they had a slow boat but what were the fundamental mistakes that led them to making a slow boat? It’s hard to see them.
  9. I’m pretty sure they can sail with a deeper main. What surprised me the most is LR were NOT easing the main out of a tack/gybe and UK was. That’s really weird, and I bet there’s some pretty nice gains to be made from changing that.
  10. Compared to Lr, Ben’s main looked flat as fuck. It looked flat even compared tk what they were running in the round robins. Also LR were pointing slightly closer to the wind and weren’t losing ANY distance in tacks/gybes. I think UK boat handling was worse than team handbag by a considerable amount in AC terms.
  11. A5 might have a slightly brighter future ahead of it ^-^
  12. What makes the America’s Cup what it is and what separates it from all other sports is precisely what Ratcliffe dislikes in this article. The fact that it is unfair. Besides war, it is the apotheosis of design competition. It’s not about the best sailors, it never has been. I sincerely hope it remains this way. Although a bit of stability in the class of boat would be nice. Besides if he wants F1 on water. Go to the TP52’s. They are precisely that. Extremely stable regs, lots of teams, the pinnacle of modern yacht design as we know it, while still being relatable to what boaties have in
  13. It's part and parcel of the AC, in fact, lawyer'ing up is what sets the AC apart from any other sporting competition.
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