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    Barcelona AC37

    So you support the notion that an African Americans' only logical position on an AC team is a grinder or a waiter?
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    Barcelona AC37

    Dude. That's reportable. Check the racist shit at the door.
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    AC75 trim sails

    Your favorite DOG boat had LiDAR sensors in the wing sail that did exactly what you're suggesting- forward looking shift prediction. I've never looked at a tell-tale to tell me when a shift is about to occur- Gotta have heads up and eyes on the course ahead. If you're reacting to a puff or...
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    AC75 trim sails

    Put a tell-tale on the antenna of your car and go for a drive at 45mph.. report back your findings.
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    Alinghi Challenge AC37

    Take aways: Despite the speculation here, no major mods were done to the boat ("having to sail it essentially the same as they got it"). No major refit in the down time- planned break to allow team members to move their families to Barcelona. Damage was caused from the rib being alongside the...
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    Alinghi Challenge AC37

    I thought it said damage to a foil.. which I had assumed would have been caused by either the tow line during the capsize or the tow line as a result of righting the boat. But that's purely a WAG.
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    Alinghi Challenge AC37

    More seaworthy than what exactly? While there have only been a handful of ac 75s capsize events (and only one while racing), we do know that ENTZ has capsized both of their ac75s and continued to sail them on that day. AM b2 is the only AC75 to sustain damage from a capsize event (until Alinghi...
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    Alinghi Challenge AC37

    Drama much? All types of boats can get flattened or worse under bare poles in a squall. I found myself on a Corsair under bare pole in sustained 35 knots (gusting higher) once (after reefing etc, it was still too much sail, so we ended up taking everything down. not an easy task) and even with...
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    Team France, AC-37

    When this "team" was just a rumor, I got shit from a few folks for expressing that I didn't think they would get off the ground and especially not make a showing 2nd cycle cup. I'm still not sure why anyone gave them the credibility they have. The wacky dutch guy on the forums tried to explain...
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    Alinghi Challenge AC37

    What specifically makes you think they are doing a big refit? You don't spend months prepping and painting, etc.. to splash the boat for a day and then mod it. A big refit after one tow session doesn't make sense- given the narrow time they are allowed to sail, and the limitation on the number...
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    So Larry and GGYC aren't real (that would legitimately be debatable) or prideful then?? Cause they sure shipped that event offshore after their first successful home defense. Without knowing RNZYC's specific activities, It's common amongst clubs to change commodores regularly. My local club...
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    AC40

    Search for one of McConaghy's fly-through videos of their factories. They are pretty impressive. Very clean.
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    Filmless membrane sails

    I believe the 3Di technology and patent are based on creating a uni pre preg from an untwisted and flattened/spread tow of fiber. 1 fiber = roughly 4"/100mm... the entire sail is made up of layers of these uni tapes (without film) as specified by the designer and layout. While I know (first...
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    Team American Magic

    Split hairs all you want- the point was that INEOS and AM B1's were complete garbage (so much so, they were chipped). Their second efforts at least looked like AC75's, but ultimately weren't on pace. While I think that's a fair assessment, I'm sure you'll take some issue with it. INEOS B2 is...
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    Team American Magic

    Strange... I didn't happen to catch any of the America's Cup races from AC 36 which featured INEOS... :unsure:




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