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  1. jtsailjt

    Americas Cup

    Are they really using electric winches and autopilots on America's cup boats now, or what point are you trying to make? I love the advances made in design in Americas Cup competition but I don't think it should include machines and computers that actually move control surfaces to compensate for...
  2. jtsailjt

    Americas Cup

    I agree that at this point none of us know what caused the USA boat to gain SO much speed so suddenly, relative to the Kiwi boat that was also desperately seeking more speed. Also, at no time did I expect Larry Ellison or the international team of judges to call me up and ask me what my vote...
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    Americas Cup

    I do realize that stab augs in airplanes have been around for quite awhile but don't think that minor detail in itself invalidates the story. No, I don't think that all design details should be shared prior to racing, but a stab aug isn't a design detail, it's a powered mechanical device that...
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    Americas Cup

    After having paid NO attention to the last cup (where?/when?/who?) or the lead up to this one, I happened to be in SFO 2 days prior to the beginning of this series and decided to take a walk down to the pier to check things out and from what I saw became interested enough to decide to watch the...

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