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  1. classfve

    Team NYYC

    Probably too late for AM to given away anything of great value and they may still have a few arrows in their quiver. Who knows. Or maybe they’re following the old Coutts philosophy of freezing the basic design early and then sailing the hell out of it. No matter, it will be fun to watch.
  2. classfve

    Team NYYC

    I think I’ve seen pretty much every vid that’s been posted over the past year. The jibe at about 3:50 is the quickest, cleanest and driest that I think I’ve seen. I’d think every other team will be doing these routinely but up to now this is the best so far.
  3. classfve

    Team NYYC

    Oops, sorry. Headed downwind.
  4. classfve

    Team NYYC

    At about 4:30, turned into the wind, powered up and on foils in about a second or less. Impressive.
  5. classfve

    Team NYYC

    From the limited YouTube items available, everything about the test drive for AM B2 looked pretty much out of sorts. Seemed like they were going to have to start man overboard drills with the guy climbing out on the arm. Normal shakedown I suppose but better to just pack it in and try again tomorrow.
  6. classfve

    Team NYYC

    Regardless of how she sails, the paint job is well polished. It’s been scientifically proven that boats with shiny paint jobs sail faster. It’s a known fact. All the reflected light parts the water.
  7. classfve

    INEOS Team GB

    Looks like they’ll have to be sailing rear end down. The front looks to be capable of touching down a lot although the design may be to lessen the impact if this does happen. Who knows until we see her go.
  8. classfve

    Team NYYC

    Dead horse beating and snide posts are getting old. Races will be held regardless of how things got to where they are now. Move on and drop it.
  9. classfve

    Team NYYC

    Re: Today’s vids. The handling of Defiant has clearly become more polished. This seems to me more obvious on today’s vids. She now doesn’t occasionally look really out of control as she did a few weeks ago. It just seems ENTZ has always looked polished and Defiant now appears to be matching them at least with regard to predictability of crew performance. Pretty obviously the time spent in NZ is now beginning to pay off. Hopefully INEOS and LR will be able to play catch-up but at this point lost days on the water are becoming harder to make up. I guess it’s the old Coutts thing of freezing the design early and then sail the hell out of it.
  10. classfve

    Team NYYC

    I’ve tried to watch pretty much every video of both ENTZ and AM in NZ and, as a few have noted, it’s always seemed to me that ENTZ has been just a bit quicker and snappier. This is totally subjective on my part but I’ve tried to take into account photographic angles and distances. Within the past few days it seems that AM has cleaned things up significantly and it’s more difficult to notice differences in handling skills. Don’t know if others have noticed the same.
  11. classfve

    Team NYYC

    Only if you drive on the wrong side of the road.
  12. classfve

    Team NYYC

    Scheduled departure HNL 9/3 at 0:10 hrs. local and scheduled arrival AKL 9/3 at 7:40 hrs. local.
  13. classfve

    Team NYYC

    Is anyone alive in Pensacola. Wondering if the move is complete.
  14. classfve

    Team NYYC

    AM seems to have gone radio silent. Any word as to whether she’s been out lately or are the stealth coatings working really working well.