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  1. they were looking better on day 2 but way to many mistakes, two really shitty marks, on was over pinched and the other was way deep and slow. They have some work to do to get up to speed with this format, pretty much the only team who hadn't done last season. TS probably has more time in these boats than anyone, i think he was involved in the testing and development. Don't mess with jimmy or he will chop your bows off.
  2. yep that was pretty naff but we are used to that from aussies , (i can say that cause i am australian)
  3. not even close to one design
  4. comparing moths and F50 is ridiculous. F50 are a development class BUT, they are all the same. and there are a whole 8 of them in the world. They will develop but they will continue to be the same. Moth is a box rule and is incredibly diverse. Not even close to being one design. To the post above who said one designs are irrelevant. WOW, just WOW. say that to the 215,000 lasers built, or any of the olympic class boats or pretty much any dinghy sailing club in the world that bread and butter is one design racing. Development and progress is awesome but one desi
  5. Ben would at least have had a couple days in their boat prior to Sydney.
  6. Oracle the best tech in the world and the only way they can make the boats go faster is my confusing knots and km. funny now the new foils look much more like the kiwi foils did. for those above who think pb is only made to look good by a faster boat. Just wait. Look at their record in anything they cast a hand to. A class, moth, 49,
  7. I actually don’t think it’s a slow boat. I think they have someone simple. Like main sail trim that is stalling them. Maybe average foil. On the other hand the kiwi conspiracy to dominate sports like sailing and rugby by infiltrating other teams has worked a treat. And Australia keep employing kiwi coaches in rugby.
  8. I think the issue isn’t fundamental. I think there is similarities in their boat to Etnz. They were relatively radical and ambitious. I think it is more like the oracle situation. I think there is something with mainsail trim. The rest is on par.
  9. What a ridiculous comment to make. These guys are all professional world class sailers, no quarter given. Had a german or NZ team dropped a place to make a difference you could question but it was just high class stuff. Although he fell off, Burlings recovery was just exceptional.
  10. that is so cool. love seeing the different approach to the hull form. one is dead flat and one full of chines. game on. proof of concept. now who will be the first to flop it over.
  11. That was ridiculous. I can’t believe how dumb that is as a sailing venue. Completely undermines and discredits high class sailors and great technology.
  12. i really hope it works but cant figure out how you can deal with the fundamental conflict between needing weight for righting moment and the lift/drag associated with foiling in a meaningful way. A mono hull needs a canter for righting moment. which is something like 9 tones of lead.
  13. 6 sorry, i can't even find kyle langford on the list.
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