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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Please refresh your Geo-political general knowledge. Antanov are a Ukranian outfit, and whilst once upon a time the Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union (USSR/CCCP) and I am sure that the impetus and funding for these weird aircraft was initiated by Moscow, it very much is no more. Look at how...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    C'mon SBD, thats the medieval Fuel Farm storage facility that has just been redveloped for the new tream bases!  ;)
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    no, that is Te Aihe at its Launch - see the Champagne device on the Bowsprit?
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Was not suggesting in any way that the windward heel was that angle. It was merely a great shot of Luna Rossa in Windward Heel mode - published around the same time that Max Sirena had referenced such activity in his interview as being a power mode.  But if you would like to attempt to measure...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Yes Mr.Fossil/Dinosaur, I do believe both what I see and some of what I read. When Max Sirena confirms additional power by sailing with small amounts of Windward Heel, that is widely witnessed by all the teams, then I suggest it is time to lay down your weapons on this fight....... With thanks...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Handsome Devil
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Everyone is a Newb compared to a Dinosaur like you. You are Blind, Hairy Palmed, Toothless, Trades on past (ancient) glories (that no one gives a shit about......) and mostly wrong. How's you understanding of Cavitation and Ventilation going? Still Struggling Dino?????
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    @Tornado-Cat So now that Max Sirena is on record as saying: - They sail bow down to close the gap with the water and create a ground effect. The shear lines are lower at the bow and at the stern, and higher at the center. This "boomerang" shape helps with the aerodynamics of the boat, allowing...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Yet again you clearly demonstrate your inability to pay attention or keep up (but continue to make snide comments from the back of the classroom). Go find a multihull to fantasize over.....
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    So did you notice the jump in the footage? They had to edit out the Seagull that was flying past - a Glaucous Winged Gull - less the spies be able to deduce their speed........
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Whilst this is undeniably fast and good looking, they appear to be sailing across the face of the wind (slightly upwind) but certainly not close hauled. Is this just an art/promo shot? Because the new AC courses have no reaching legs - yet the chase boat suggests that they have been legging it...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    You make valid points here, and I think that different conditions (light air to heavy breeze) and direction will cause different modes to be in play - and NOT comparable. So in Heavy Air, Start box manouevring, they may want to sail both foils down to use the additional lift and drag to go...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Not a good comparison to cite IMHO. They were a sqirrely beast even when "tamed" and that was after many months of being pretty much unsailable.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Go on; tell us what you really think about NZL-82........ It feels like some letting go, is overdue!
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Except for the detail that requires the centre of the hinges to be c.4.1m apart, thereby eliminating glider shaped (or multihull style L:B ratios) fuselages.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    The point is that they are not starting the turn from such an elevated position - probably both for endplating and hydraulic pressure maintenance. Nor do they need to because the touch down is so gentle - because of that hull shape.  Becomes a much easier task to choreograph. Bear off for a...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Not necessarily a requirement.  With the Wine glass profile of the Hull underbody, they can touch and go with only small losses. And Flying high, loses the endplating that they would be chasing that effect in that flat water. I believe you can see the boat sailing sailing super fat angles...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    No, not in the slightest. But clearly your grasp of this matter, is as profound as your grasp of the comprehension of the words 'twisted' and 'perspective'....... (Hint : Grab a Dictionary and Thesaurus)
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    That really is some twisted perspective you are displaying there........ Again
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Is your personal opinion; which means absolutely nothing....... The Boat was NOT endangered, the Boat did NOT sink, the crew were NOT injured. 

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