AC36: The Match (6-15th March. Reserve days to the 21st)

MaxHugen

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Sailing anarchy posts have become a Sess pit of bitterness! Moaning ...
Nevertheless, look and you will find...

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... pearls of wisdom. ;)

 

36thLatitude

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Sailing anarchy posts have become a Sess pit of bitterness! Moaning about boundaries , were you not praising that when Larry introduced it? Moaning about lack of wind, how is that the kiwis fault? Thats sailing!  Ive looked at this site less and less as times gone on. when we had the IACC boats races would be 2 hours long with boats meeting 2 or 3 times, essentially pre race was great viewing and then that was it, fast boat gone! At least now we have the added tension of will the boats be able to foil? Will this lead disappear if they sail into a light patch. you can frame it anyway you want but I enjoyed the tech, enjoyed the tension of the what if's in the races and I hope they stick with these boats and push the boundaries of what they can do next time. But one thing I wont be back for is the sailing anarchy shit talk
Dude with that post you fit right in and you don't even know it!!!!

 

hoom

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A point about this race:

It wasn't just the start on the right or TNZ speed, the leg 2 leeward mark where LR fell decisively behind was an intentional move by TNZ.

LR had closed the gap a lot, had good pace but wasn't laying & TNZ could have easily gone a few lengths past the LR line -> 1 & in round the port gate.

But they chose to gybe right on LRs line & then right in front of them to round the starboard gate shutting down the split.

Already before that gybe LR had to hot up the angle, they were very high & down to 22kt coming out of it.

LR was left wallowing downspeed in TNZs gas until the boundary tack -> 250m lead & TNZ in-phase direct to windward.

 

Sailbydate

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Congratulations, ETNZ. And commiserations, LRPP.

Thanks to all our great SAAC contributors.

And a special thanks to all our Italian friends and supporters. Grazie per essere così grandi concorrenti.

 

Marinatrix447

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Indeed Mr. Sailbydate...

36th America’s Cup Day 7

Race 10: It’s become a cliché - a slow boat doesn’t win the cup - exactly…

Not that Luna Rossa was ever a slow-coach; rather Te Rehutai always had enough of an edge, once into free, clean air zip ahead.

Quote of the day Kenny: “If you’re an Italian fan you’re probably saying a few Hail Mary’s now!”

Yep, tough viewing watching your hopes finally fade away, and I for one will miss these groaning, creaking… whistling monsters and the circus involved to run them.

Enjoyed too the many smart, witty and informative comments on these here boards, keep em comin'

See you all again in four years…

É   T U T T O   G E N T E

 

Navig8tor

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Jimmy Spithill concedes it was like taking a knife to a gunfight against Team New Zealand


David Long20:23, Mar 17 2021
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Luna Rossa's Jimmy Spithill contemplates what might have been after losing the America's Cup to Team New Zealand.
Jimmy Spithill said it was like taking a knife to a gunfight in the America’s Cup Match against Team New Zealand - but he’s not giving up on winning the Auld Mug again.

The co-helmsman who has so often been the nemesis of Team New Zealand, was gracious in defeat after Luna Rossa lost race 10 on Wednesday, going down 7-3 in the best of 13 series.

The Italians had hoped they could be equal with the speed of Te Rehutai in the Match, but in Wednesday’s race it was clear they weren’t as fast, with Team New Zealand winning by 46 seconds.

“It would have been nice to have won a few more races against the Kiwis, but to be quite honest at times it felt like we were taking a knife to a gunfight,” Spithill said when interviewed afterwards.


 

weta27

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Just received from Bermuda:


Hello and a big Congratulations all the way from BDA, 
 
Emirates Team New Zealand has done it. 
Great ending to AC36. 
I will miss the sights and sounds of New Zealand on the television.[SIZE=medium] [/SIZE]
 
I'm typing this at 2:33 in the morning here in Bermuda watching the celebration. 
Never in my life have I seen such a celebration.
Enjoy the celebrations and hope to chat again soon. 
 
Congratulations New Zealand!
 
ALL THE BEST ALL THE WAY FROM MyislandhomeBDA!!!
Jason

 

Piet56

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Just received from Bermuda:


Hello and a big Congratulations all the way from BDA, 
 
Emirates Team New Zealand has done it. 
Great ending to AC36. 
I will miss the sights and sounds of New Zealand on the television.[SIZE=medium] [/SIZE]
 
I'm typing this at 2:33 in the morning here in Bermuda watching the celebration. 
Never in my life have I seen such a celebration.
Enjoy the celebrations and hope to chat again soon. 
 
Congratulations New Zealand!
 
ALL THE BEST ALL THE WAY FROM MyislandhomeBDA!!!
Jason
Weta - please pass our very best to Jason.... hopefully he is there for v37......

 

barfy

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Just received from Bermuda:


Hello and a big Congratulations all the way from BDA, 
 
Emirates Team New Zealand has done it. 
Great ending to AC36. 
I will miss the sights and sounds of New Zealand on the television.[SIZE=medium] [/SIZE]
 
I'm typing this at 2:33 in the morning here in Bermuda watching the celebration. 
Never in my life have I seen such a celebration.
Enjoy the celebrations and hope to chat again soon. 
 
Congratulations New Zealand!
 
ALL THE BEST ALL THE WAY FROM MyislandhomeBDA!!!
Jason
A thousand likes to Jason. His coverage was one of a kind, dedicated, and responsible for me winning a good pot when I saw the B5 flopping around over there. 

Maybe in a new world 4 years from now we can crowd fund some assistance for him to visit NZ

 

Joakim

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It wasn't just the start on the right or TNZ speed, the leg 2 leeward mark where LR fell decisively behind was an intentional move by TNZ.
Yes that was a good move and over all TR sailed a better match race than in their previous race wins. Probably they didn't need to and they just wanted to show they can do it as well.

 

barfy

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One guy I really take my hat off to is Dan Bernasconi.

When the concept of a large, fully-foiling monohull was first promoted I was sceptical. I figured that the power required to get up on foils would be high but that at least a wing sail could provide that power.

To then learn that a double-skin soft sail would be used made me even more sceptical, but I acknowledged that if they pulled it off then it would a huge advance in sailing technology and capability.

To have now achieved what Dan set out to do puts him up there with any of the great yacht designers. In fact, what he has achieved may put him at the top.

I know many may disagree and cite designers like Herreshoff,  Fife or Stephens, but in my opinion they all improved existing designs without achieving the quantum leap that these foiling monohulls have achieved.

Congratulations to Dan and the entire ETNZ (and Di, I won't have to water-board you anymore at family get-togethers).
This

No luffing capsize, no awkward transitions to foiling...ect. a gutsy call that can't be disputed.

Kudos

 
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Nutta

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Just received from Bermuda:


Hello and a big Congratulations all the way from BDA, 
 
Emirates Team New Zealand has done it. 
Great ending to AC36. 
I will miss the sights and sounds of New Zealand on the television.[SIZE=medium] [/SIZE]
 
I'm typing this at 2:33 in the morning here in Bermuda watching the celebration. 
Never in my life have I seen such a celebration.
Enjoy the celebrations and hope to chat again soon. 
 
Congratulations New Zealand!
 
ALL THE BEST ALL THE WAY FROM MyislandhomeBDA!!!
Jason
He really needs to get down here for the next one... An SA gofundme effort maybe? 

 




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