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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    “I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like <...>" (Picture from Justin Mitchell's video)
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Sure the LR team will not waste the additional time given by race postponement. One of them at least: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/spy-americas-cup-romance-tvnz-star-emily-van-velthooven-and-luna-rossa-sailor-nicholas-brezzi/VZX342DYH6HJYBIRPJ5JLZXNIQ/
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Yes, and if you watch the onboard video from Ineos, especially in leg 5 of race 3, you can see all those continuous crossing by the 3 afterguard,  sometime panting and stumbling.  It does not help methink.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    After having witnessed Sir Ben almost swiped overboard can we finally say that two helmsmem is better? It is better than zero helsmen for sure.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Can someone point me to any description of what the crew exact duties are, apart from the 3 in the afterguard? Grinding of course. What else? I hear them talking in background (in Italian) when i watch the onboard videos but I can't grasp much of what they say. Also who trims the jib? Thanks 
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    For what it counts, they had no (visible) runners during today's practice, it seems. Edit: maybe they are along the shrouds, actually.  
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Is Pietro Sibello more "dynamic" in this practice session? Sometimes crossing before a tack, sometimes remaining to leeward, sometimes going to stern while on a straight to look around. Maybe giving him more tactical responsibility is the idea? Or maybe it's just my impression/hope.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    According to Vittorio/Pietro in their video posted above (in Italian) LR has declared the new (smaller) foils for the next two races with INEOS. I guess they have their sources. And they commend this as the "brave" and "technically aggressive" decision needed at this time.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Coming to terms with the new smaller foils?  
  10. bortolo

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Is the guy Carlo Borlenghi by any chance? 
  11. bortolo

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Wondering if the number of tactical errors made by LR can be related to not having a single person making calls. They claim that the helmsman currently driving makes decisions: it may be against his "instinct" to call a tack to cover and give up the helm. But then again, they did tack too early...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Obsolete now, but my comment was last week. Before the practice days. Cheers. 
  13. bortolo

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I had not noticed before the annoyed comments by Bruni on the SW issues, with cursing in Italian, after they won race 1 (32:00).
  14. bortolo

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Backstays on while under the crane, at least. BTW: video title does not make sense, IMHO.
  15. bortolo

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Pietro Sibello has always switched side after each tack/gybe. He trims the main sail. Bruni/Spithill stay put on port/starboard.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Yes, the rule is such that they can still "race" and do speed tests, it seems.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    By the way, based on Justin's great videos on YouTube (and his descriptions) it seems that yesterday all boats aligned and raced. Apparently INEOS and AM even had two full "races" of 6 legs.  Looks like the new "rule" preventing coordinated sailing at less than 100m for more than 30 seconds...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    A question for the savvy ones here: given that MS confirmed they can race B1 too, should we expect to see it on the water one of these days, just for some basic testing?  Also, is it likely that it will be modified along the lines of B2? If so, as for myself I wouldn't be able to tell if they...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Not sure the link works but it's Vittorio D'Alberta's FB profile: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001198322115

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