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  1. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I was thinking about the design choices that led to a boat like LR instead of a ultra-fast boat like TR. My 2 cents are that everybody knows PB pretty well (Max even made a whole winning campaign with him) and they decided he's simply too strong. So they design a boat for the only "weakness" he...
  2. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    As opposed to PB: his presence at the pressers was pointless: I'm pretty sure he never said anything during the whole event. You guys have to do something about it, pls. IN an AC made by coaches just pay one for the PB pressers. Or just study Checco.
  3. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    And lest not forget that at least we brung Bruni to the pressers: ACE should've paid him for the entertainment.  Think for next cycle he should teach something to PB, the minimum for justifying his presence in the press conferences. :-)
  4. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    "I promise next time won't be the same button" FCB
  5. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    E chapeau a Bertelli che ha voluto il nome di Persico in bella vista. Comunque vada 'sta coppa il team, da Bertelli/Sirena in giù, si sta davvero rivelando una storia che vale la pena raccontare.
  6. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Man, that's going to mess up the spelling in this forum pretty bad.
  7. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Still looking forward for the t-shirts to hit the market. Even the jackets.
  8. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Fully agree. True, but only to a certain extent.  AC is a way too restrict environment to apply any standard to. Starting from the crew: cutting off the grinders (even if in my rowing days I met few women that probably would have been up to the task on these boats) you're left with 3 people...
  9. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Don't get me wrong @guser, I actually think this tweet from LR is a pretty low PR. It basically shows women as "family an support", and it's not (IMO) up to 2021. But there are not that many Sam Davies or Elise Beaver out there, and this is AC: you only hire the best you can find. It's not a...
  10. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    A good point, for sure. Of course not considering Miuccia Prada.
  11. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I think we all are, and, as opposed to the previous campaigns, it's not just cheering: they're showing to the world a view of Italy that almost nobody suspect, but that we as Italians have always knew.  Except maybe for Ferrari (and not always), it's still pretty rare to see this (big) part of...
  12. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    It's still the America's Cup: if you want to push some rule, you better be the Defender.  ;)
  13. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I'd say more than borderline. But I still can't believe LR designers messed up that bad in a OneDesign rig area. They should have know better, IMO.  You can have a chance of getting away with some borderline stuff in many part of the boat, but when it comes to the supplied OD rig you better...
  14. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    So basically he says the stays thing is about the "boom", meaning LR boom is a structural part strong enough to carry the rig up to quite a lot of wind. This also explains all the backstays fuzz. They basically (over)build the boom in order to get rid of the runners, and now they are...
  15. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Unlikely, he said that he won't be there. Also consider that things went pretty good until now with him in staying in Italy: why challenge the Fate? (pretty italian thing, I suppose)
  16. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    No need for Moreno here, it already looks like the umpires had their one way "laissez faire" approach.
  17. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    And there's 11 players for team, BTW. :P
  18. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    That would be "the" picture. Man how I miss being a photographer... (OK, perhaps crashing an AC75 through a glass wall would have been a bit over my skills/possibilities)
  19. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    They built a wall with a glass of performance and the sands of time. A foiling wall, of course.
  20. Thewas

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    That's how it's done, isn't?




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