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  1. Seems like if you think "woke" is a bad thing, you are by definition asleep. Sweet dreams, Bill!
  2. Seems like the people with the resources and will to fund and run AC campaigns have just gotten more thirsty for high tech everything. And high tech has gotten more exciting. It's not much of an incentive to create a whole new class if it's not going to be much more dramatic and different and high tech and fast.
  3. What about something like this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KX5A7NW?
  4. This is true. It's because the NZ boat was more powerful and the LR boat was more efficient. There was not a difference when they were not affecting each other. That was shown over and over again.
  5. The only data that shows the NZ boat being faster is the data that includes when the boats were affecting each other. If you actually watched, you would have seen that the NZ boat called the shifts better, made fewer mistakes, and otherwise were just as good. That counts as outsailing to me.
  6. I look around for a Laser for sale every so often. Seems like there should be more for sale, with so many out there. I guess people just keep them. Any advice on how to get the cheapest Laser and be able to race?
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Renaming
  8. I watched a lot of the racing. What I saw was the italians outsailing the brits and then the kiwis outsailing the italians. All 3 of the boats were very close in speed when one wasn't in the gas. I don't really like the Kiwis. They seem to be OK blokes, but just too cold for me. Ben is a great sailor. Jimmy is a great competitor. But it's more than just the one guy and the boat. The Kiwis just sailed better overall.
  9. Any thoughts on what it should be updated to?
  10. I remember that the dog v cat event unfortunately had diesels on board to power the hydraulics. not sure what part of the deed prohibits batteries.
  11. I had forgotten about this. Certainly this makes at least one of the new rules ironic!
  12. I am guessing most of the audience for this actually does...
  13. I am guessing it would not be remote controlled, but AI controlled. I think it would be a shame. But I would watch.
  14. It's a factor of the amount of power and drag of the leeward/ahead boat. It's an enormous distance for a large schooner or square rigger with all the sails up. It's very small for a boat like a moth. I think it's large for AC75, but they are both powerful and efficient and low drag, so I don't really know how to figure it.
  15. In my experience, and in my imagination, the wind "on their hip" is a slight header and a slight lull, compared to the true wind. But no real turbulence.
  16. I’ve been a little absent the past couple of days. But my first thought tonight is that if the races were shorter like some commentators have said, LR would be on match point rather than TR.
  17. Seems like those volvo pictures are really mostly just showing the tip vortices, rather than the entirety of the affect of the sails.
  18. There's no good way to get the detail, but the building consensus is that these very powerful boats leave a huge amount of bad air behind them and to leeward. It's evident in the lack of any lead changes, as well as the difficulty getting power in the starting area after a jibe. And it just makes sense. Powerful rigs are going to disturb a bunch of air. Land yachts are generally much more easily driven, and much less powerful, AFAIK, so I would think these boats have more "wing wash".
  19. For some around here, if you agree with someone, they're plagiarizing. If you disagree, they're an ignoramus. Must be nice to be brilliant and perfect and always know everything first.
  20. "Any day you can go out and have a shot at winning an America's Cup race, that's not that bad a day!" That's a great quote from Jimmy!
  21. Not sure this is true any more, but in '95, when NZ won, I am pretty sure it was reported that NZ had more sailboats than cars. I guess perhaps it might have been more boats than cars. But the point is the same. Most people in NZ leave near the ocean, and it's not some obscure sport.
  22. That's interesting! Perhaps that's one reason why TR gains more when ahead? Perhaps that's one reason LR had wind issues in the start box?
  23. Boat/team names... People are calling the teams/boats all kinds of things. It seems like even the umpires call them things that are not consistent sometimes. What are the actual official ways that the boats are supposed to be referred to in the races? I thought the boat names were supposed to be used, and do not have sponsors or countries in them... So Luna Rossa and Te Rehutai. Seems silly that the website, the team sites, the announcers, and the refs, and even all the pos(t)ers on here are using any and all names but the right ones. I mean come one... Using "ET" as a name for the defen
  24. YouTube has 4 feeds. One is the virtual. That seems like it is the one you watched. One is the production broadcast. That shows mostly footage from the chopper and the TV cat, but they sometimes show the virtual or the video from one of the onboard cams. I recommend watching this one if you can and if you are just watching one. Then the other two are one for each boat.
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