Then as soon as they were in that position, it should have self righted given the sales pitch. Also, it was supposed to self right with sails up. Sails were down, which is also unlikely that they were towing it with one arm up. As we saw last cycle when towing they would have both down.
Then why did TNZ pretend they were more seaworthy? They don’t need to be, this is formula 1 on the water (literally now), they tried to pitch them as much better than the cats for this reason, which was not even close to true. Still needs big support crews, and now they need a $2M speciality...
I think it was painted in NZ, seems like Alinghi just unwrapped it and put it together. Any chance that was all TNZ crew and was part of their purchase agreement? Deliver the completed boat?
I agree it’s weird they would tow it then spend weeks in the shed, but it’s no crazy to think they are...
You have a good track record on your bold opinions lol.
The teams own their D35s and can sail them whenever, and some have been for years. They are far more skilled on them, and it’s far more competitive.
See you next stupid claim.
A series with strict testing rules where all teams have equal(ish) limited time, to a series where people can train on the boats far more. I’d think GC32 is more competitive than SGP, even if the boats are less technical.