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  1. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Thank you Luna Rossa for an excellent cup campaign, sportsmen to the end Jimmy and Bruni and the entire crew earned my respect on the water, just leave BB at home next time k?
  2. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Thats my point though, that pool of extremely small selection of sailors is exclusive because the people in it are the ones who have had prior cup experience. You cannot have the experience if you are not given the chance to get it.
  3. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Sam has experience in this area, with the Magenta project, and trying to get women experience in the Volvo race. That proved that you do need to take deliberate action to improve things and I think she is absolutely right to call attention to this. Merit is a bit of a myth, to become the best...
  4. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    This just in from ETNZ, sailing team banned from ordering pizza on deliveroo :P
  5. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    After that meeting one hears that Max found Jimmy's big bag of sand and threw it over ;)  
  6. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    And autopilots apparently, http://sumtozero.com/consultancy/autopilot-design/ Ladies, Gentlemen and Trolls, start your herbies!
  7. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I was mostly joking, but with Alinghi and LRPP it has the second most highest chance of coming back ;)  
  8. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    No theres plenty of displacement yacht designers around, I look forward to seeing ETNZ launch SailFP as a new competition for foiling monohulls though.
  9. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Isn't NZ quarantine limited to specific "managed quarantine centres" (which are of course, just hotels with protocols in place) so there may well have been none for him to buy.
  10. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Fancy! Ours only has a manual hand crank  :lol: :lol: :lol:
  11. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Takes time to apply the camo wrap juuust right.
  12. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    And that was a very early hint as an advertorial video they put out, so they're either doing that or faking doing that for the press  :lol:
  13. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    If you have a boat designed not to use them, using them is a waste, I guess it gives the intern something to do  :lol: :lol:
  14. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Does anybody know if backstays part of the measurement process? Assuming the hull is designed for both stayed and unstayed usage, could they use the backstays when its windy and take them off in the light?
  15. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I wonder if there is some continuation of load path technologies in sails, using the sail to tension the rig partially? Although these boats are also essentially always going upwind so maybe thats not necessary at all?
  16. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I mean at some point both foils have to be down if you want to do a foiling tack / gybe...
  17. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    The kiwi carbon-eating mole can only be kept at bay by fencing around your compound with no 8 wire.
  18. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I couldn't help but think "hand bags vs sand bags" I mean its possibly both boats are going full noise, but if you were a little bit slower wouldn't you depower just to make it seem like you were a lot slower?
  19. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I liked this bit  :D That sounds like a fairly ambitious timetable but can't wait to see all the boats out on the Waitematā so I hope they stick to that  :D
  20. JonRowe

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I don't think he is, both can be bloody good sailors and blokes, but not get along... 

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