1. the MNA sailors said the contrary1. So it will be an advantage to be heavier upwind for
increased righting moment with no penalty downwind.
As you wrote it in the report, can you please provide me with a
2. why you do not see curved boards in the AC45. Plus you will not see any in the AC72?s.
Except if any of the low budget teams buy the shared design offered as this
has it. You will see ? L boards
8. MNA sailor feedback was that some felt that they were at the upper limit of the
competitive combined crew weight.? This would be expected as many of the MNA
sailors were out of the desired weight range but this was not mentioned in
Also in the report there is a statement some teams ?felt that the optimal
crew weights will drop as more teams get familiar with the boat?
2. The reason is very simple, the AC45 was design with straight boards because its main goal was to train the teams on the wing. It is also one design, so, no obligation to work on foils
For the AC72, I presume that Darren was made aware of the OR design, but how can he know TNZ and Artemis design ? possible but higly improbable. And it it was the case it would only be for their first boat and not the second one. Also, VPLP is not a architect for "cheap team", it was the designer of USA17, with C board. However it is right that we may see L boards, somw have been tested on OR AC45.
8. If MNA sailors are not able to represent average still sailors, even after the grounding regular mixed crews because tthey were too heavy, well, that proves that the Viper would eliminate most current sailors. The only solution for the best ones would be to become anorexic, which validates Nahid's point.