ACWS Portsmouth 23rd 26th July

Barnyb

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Fryslan boppe!
If other teams are just now having a go on BAR's AC45F as a first introduction to the type, it's perhaps just as well that Cagliari was cancelled - some of them would have been embarrasingly unprepared...

Still not so sure how much time ETNZ will actually get on the water before the competition starts in earnest

 

barfy

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would be interesting to know what the AC45F allowed "day count", is; days per event or days per year or...?

and if there is a limit on 45T/X's?

 

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^^ Mystery on the 45F limits, but apart from the AC6248, there are no other limits AFAIK on sailing. Be it moths, kiteboards, 20 foot cats or 45 foot (non-surrogate) cats - the Protocol views/ignores them all the same way.

 
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Uploaded today, hopefully the timing is a sign that LiveLine will be in full force in Portsmouth


 
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^^ Mystery on the 45F limits
So we don't know what the class rules are so the AC45F?

Oracle and Artemis are both training with wheels not tillers on their AC45T's.

Anyone know if they also have AC45F packages or just playing with their turbo 45's?

I'd think it'd be harder to get the feel of a tiller after a wheel. I'm sure there'd be other things harder to go back to, like winches instead of grinders....

 

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^^ Mystery on the 45F limits
So we don't know what the class rules are so the AC45F?

Oracle and Artemis are both training with wheels not tillers on their AC45T's.

Anyone know if they also have AC45F packages or just playing with their turbo 45's?

I'd think it'd be harder to get the feel of a tiller after a wheel. I'm sure there'd be other things harder to go back to, like winches instead of grinders....
I believe it has been stated several times by the teams and in these forums that each team has 5 days preliminary practice in the AC45F. After that I am not sure what amount of practice is allowed before each ACWS event.

AR and OR both have AC45F cats for the OD series and have yet to put them together and use their 5 days as far as I know. Certainly there has been no video or other posts of the two teams with the OD foilers.

I am pretty sure both AR and OR will show up in Portsmouth very soon to take their turn on the Solient.

 

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^ Both class rules available on the official AC website are out of date. They don't seem to be using the 'Noticeboard' site at all this time either.

Nothing 'official' on the sailing days restriction anywhere that I've seen - or an explanation of the thinking behind it - but we know it exists.

Re: AC45F/45T,45S..... from Adam May @ Artemis

We’ve converted the AC45 “classics,” as we now call them, to foiling AC45s. It was a collaborative project, with a designer from every team coming together to design the new AC45s for the World Series. So, they’ve now got a full foiling configuration. All of the teams have to launch those in time for Portsmouth. We call it the AC45F.

On the other hand is our AC45 Turbo, which is not raced in the World Series. It's consciously a development boat focused entirely on the final. We call ours the Turbo, Oracle calls theirs the Sport. There’s a bit of a battle of who’s is better. But, it’s basically an upgraded AC45 to give us a representative boat to train on and try design ideas on.

Quite a bit more there on the T-boat as well... http://www.sailingworld.com/10-questions-artemis-racings-adam-may

 
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barfy

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does anyone have a link for the 5 days "practice" rule on the 45F? The "designer from every team coming together to design the new AC45s for the World Series" ^ and ETNZ's brief blurb on involvement in developing the 45f class rule are the only bits of info to slip out about sailing days ACWS other than:

"25.6. America’s Cup World Series logistics: (f) AC45 Yachts may only be sailed by Competitors on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the regatta period during each America’s Cup World Series event, except as otherwise announced by the Commercial Commissioner from time to time (provided that any such exception shall apply to all Competitors alike). Refer amendment 5.4.1".

Strange days, but... 2 and a half weeks!

 

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ETNZ put their first AC45F days in when they did because of the sailing schedule commitments by PB and others, at other events. Not sure why BAR did too, but perhaps it's for the same reason.

 
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Innovative Dunedin technology setting sail

By Simon Hartley on Tue, 7 Jul 2015


John Rendall uses the 3D Oculus technology. Photo by Peter McIntosh.

The latest instalment of cutting edge sports technology by Dunedin's Animation Research is being boxed up for delivery to Europe in time for the next round of the America's Cup World Series.
Animation Research Ltd (ARL) has developed a multiple-screen platform, which is headed for the World Series, to be used initially in Portsmouth, UK, followed by Gothenburg, Sweden, and then Bermuda later in the year.

etc......

http://www.odt.co.nz/news/business/348253/innovative-dunedin-technology-setting-sail

 
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~Stingray~~

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nice from there ^

...

About to be launched is a new revised edition of ARL's Emmy-award winning America's Cup app, plus a new virtual reality software program; using innovative 3D Oculus technology.

In a four-minute sequence, the Oculus wearer sails on the 1851 yacht America before boarding a 21st century AC48.

There's also a perspective from a helicopter, all of which is so realistic the viewer's senses are tricked into feeling the motion of a moving deck under their feet.

Those three developments are separate from the usual ARL graphics, which will feature on the World Series television coverage.

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