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  1. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I am a little worried about LR's new small flaps in the light.
  2. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Seems like in reality most of the time it's lack of diversity that only happens through deliberate action. The problem is that in too many places, that deliberate action is the norm.
  3. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I don't know. I think LR sailed much better than Britannia and I am not sure the boats were as uneven as they looked.
  4. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    There're all sorts of possible explanations. One is that LR got a gust, which would change their apparent. Another is that UK didn't want to head up for strategic reasons. A third is if the gust was also a shift, LR would have seen an apparent wind direction change and UK might not have...
  5. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Seems like it needs to be tightly coordinated with the wheel, so if you can have one person do the 2 things, that is better.
  6. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Jimmy has always been a team player and more vocal at pressers than on the boat. Seems like good attributes for a helmsman.
  7. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Oh, no. I was seeing the windward foil in the air bouncing up and down a few degrees at a time. I have now watched the next few seconds. I don't have an answer for that.
  8. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I am guessing it's just that the hydraulics are not under load, so there's a little play, which is really all the different tolerances adding up. It would never happen under load.
  9. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Sounds like on LR, the helm controls the traveler as well as the helm. That is very interesting to me! That's kind like sailing a singlehanded dinghy!
  10. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Seems like even broadcasts need practice...
  11. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Definitely looks like a retractable prop to me.
  12. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Seems like they would have been able to address structural issues internally? Some of these design elements are pretty mind blowing!
  13. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    The mast doesn't rotate on it's axis? Seems like that would cause problems of all sorts. Anyway, sure. I actually meant side to side perpendicular.
  14. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Nah. The spar is almost straight in the direction of the photo, but the zoom makes it look like it's more of an angle, and the flange is almost perpendicular to the direction of the photo, but again, the zoom makes it look exactly perpendicular. No evidence in the photo that the flange and the...
  15. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I have a spreadsheet of ballpark speeds. I think it is within 10%. A recent speed for LR I got is 48kts...  Can anyone else comment/try to estimate?
  16. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    How would it increase? Seems easier to not have to run across the boat...
  17. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I guess not switching would be better in a tacking duel anyway.
  18. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I am very curious about how the helm switch works. I would think the main advantage is not aero but a combination of safety and not having to hand off helming 2x for each tack/jibe (hand off to the temporary helmsman and then hand off back to the primary helmsman). And I guess also there is less...
  19. nroose

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    They are comparing the bulbed with bulbless!




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