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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Indeed. You even got the subjunctive right :)  
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    They didn’t purge the engine room: a classic
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Usual arguments: compromise, T-foils more forgiving for ventilation and easier to surface, Y-foils less foil arm wetted surface and allow different inner/outer flap setting
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

      ^ The plan is to stuff Burling & Co. with pizza before the Match, so they exceed the crew weight and are disqualified :)  
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    San-Antonio? Moi, tu m’connais ... :)  
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Truly superb, thanks! Random points: - the AC75 requires stability before being able to apply power (reminds me of the Pirelli motto, power is nothing without control) - INEOS made a mistake by working on the boat instead of sailing. Their low wind performance was limited by foils - he...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    True?
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Afraid the standard retort is : “that can be arranged” :(  
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Antonio Vettese, director of a sailing magazine, says the mood in AKL compared with 2000 and 2003 is locals seem not to care about the Cup
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Don’t be so thick: he clearly says no quarantine accomodations are available
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    None: e ‘sti cazzi. Rileggiti Rocco Schiavone
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Says who?  :P   :D
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Few things are certain in life - and this is one of them
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    :D  I remember going to the office bleary-eyed, and the janitor asking me about the “bompresso” (bowsprit). Problem was sailors of my generation didn’t know, either Note: the final race was 2hrs 20’ long ...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Anyway, this answers the question of who buys Prada’s absurdly overpriced stuff: women!
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    A bit of a cliché, but fun ...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

     Too bad most of you won’t understand, excellent commentary of critical moments in the first race, light-hearted banter on Jimmy’s Italian (or lack thereof) But what you can gauge is the personality: you can be a world-class match racer and retain a sunny disposition, none of BA’s glowering...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Remembering what happened the previuos time LR was CoR, my heart bleeds
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Gianni Cariboni was saying foil actuators work very near the max. allowed pressure (600 bar IIRC), and stroke is a few cms




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