Sure the LR team will not waste the additional time given by race postponement. One of them at least:
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.
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?
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...