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  1. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    This also explains why there are so many recycled kiwi members.
  2. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Just poking a little fun at you kiwi fanboys.     You know it is true that ETNZ is shopping the event.  You are the Trumper that keeps denying the truth.  We all hope that if NZ wins, that the will keep it in NZ, but that doesn’t change the fact they are shopping it.
  3. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Strider, LR has challenged the mighty NZ team that can do no wrong in the eyes of many kiwi fans.  Of course they are going to consider you the bad guy.  Just ignore them... Just imagine the reaction you will get when LR takes the cup to Italy and NZ will be left supporting a team from the...
  4. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I think that shows he has more confidence.  It was comical about how he was so confident about his boat and then you would see them quickly adopt some feature from another boat (the deep blade on the keel, the wind shields around the crew, etc..).  He is now being humble and they are not making...
  5. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Please do not mistake Foro..... as someone who has any knowledge of AM!
  6. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I will have to start using Semolina Flour in my pasta maker.  I loved the pasta bolognese that we had in Firenze, with no tomatoes in the sauce (not that heavy red sauce you see so much here in the states)....   I could eat it everyday.
  7. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    No, I heard AM had one more pair yet....
  8. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    following you naming theme, how about the Sheepfckrs, don't they have the same problems.
  9. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Much smaller mainsail, the logo barely fits.
  10. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Oh, so you are including man-made now....
  11. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    This is exactly how you should treat it.  If it is visible for the public to see, then it is free game.   They set the rules up to prevent hiding of the design details so they know exactly what they are doing.  With these huge budgets, all of the teams are capable of hiring excellent...
  12. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    They sure have to bear away a lot to pick up enough speed to take off: Here they are gaining speed: And here they are foiling away: that has got to be about 90 degrees....
  13. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    LR still has one crew member still changing side behind the sail, I thought they all stay on their side.
  14. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    At least he is open enough to discuss some of the things they are thinking.  Some of it could be a smokescreen, but most of it makes sense.  His talk of originally having a take-of speed of about 20 knots its the 22-23 knots that we calculated from the video.  I fully agree with the comment...
  15. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    From one of Weta27 pics, you can see that they didn't extend the keel modification (blade) all the way back.  Can you imagine the discussions that took place before they did this? How is the performance of the new hull?  Great, but we need to cut it in half and add a few millimeter blade...
  16. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    It looks like the blade of an ice skate.     Funny how things come around, here you have LR copying UK attempt to copy LR.
  17. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    So TE says he hears rumors: Patriot has hit speeds in excess of 50 knots LR2 has major structural problems and has measurement problems and they will require major modifications in order to race. Ineos looks nice and low, but is slow.
  18. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    You can kind of pick that up from the videos that you guys are posting.  It looks Patriot is again focusing on getting a good feel for maneuvers and crew work using these old foils before they switch to a faster, less stable set.
  19. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I was wonder the same thing.  It looks like the design it set up to be more horizontal without as much of a bow forward tilt.  Completely different look than AM Patriot.
  20. The_Alchemist

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Nice, after so many hours of watching the boats I would be drifting off take pics of rocks and shit...   Gotta hand it to you guys for the dedications and content that you all bring to this site.




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