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AC36: The Match (6-15th March. Reserve days to the 21st)


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2 minutes ago, kdock44 said:

if it's anything like the end of lockdown here people are probably drinking pretty heavily

Fun fact..NZ is officially short of champagne and many spirits....Since covid we have raised the bar on home orders and bars when allowed.... haha (True story)

 

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1 minute ago, junkie said:

The differences are so tiny. But measurable. 

When one boat is ahead in these conditions on these courses, when the boats are pretty even in speed, the boat ahead has a distinct advantage. And that is showing. The nature of the small start area and the short start time gives the advantage to the left starter. Boat speeds are just because of that tactical advantage.

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Just now, JALhazmat said:

So you still think they are even upwind and tacking? 

Yes. In these conditions, the boat ahead has a distinct advantage and will leg out every time.

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So..... Kiwi's can't point as well as LR

Similar speed down wind

 

These boats you HAVE to win the starts..... No passing lanes out the back courses.......... shit just got real for the Kiwi's

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2 minutes ago, richiec said:

Dalton must be about to pop a valve. 

 

The de-brief is not going to be pretty thats for sure..... anyone remember Dalt's during the MERIT build up? I still have teeth marks from his "Leadership"....

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