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  1. SemiSalt

    Americas Cup

    The sensing wand gizmo (whatever you call it) on Moth does the same thing mechanically. The 72 class rules prohibit doing it electronically. So you get into a pretty technical area. What kind of mechanical system is allowed?
  2. SemiSalt

    Americas Cup

    jtsailjt: Advancing technology is always a problem. Sextant-only versus electronic navigation systems? Electric winches? Auto-pilots?
  3. SemiSalt

    Americas Cup

    It was a MC that approved the 'hull appendage' too.
  4. SemiSalt

    Americas Cup

    To me, the speed is important mostly because of the danger it implies. I don't mean just the risk to life and limb, although that is there, but the danger of breakages or disastrous maneuvers. The boats are sailed with incredible precision, and small slip can ruin your day. There was lots of...
  5. SemiSalt

    Americas Cup

    There are plenty of things about the course that are non-standard. It's sort of a "best we can do given the restrictions" sort of thing. Both the overall course length (short) and the single windward leg are not what anyone would want. But it's been great to watch. Still, even if Oracle wins, I...




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