I tend to agree the port looks AMish. However the inset picture bulb terminates in a point, whereas that looks to terminate in an edge?Starboard foil looks like ETNZ W3 or W4. The foil that was on the starboard side for ETNZ at the Christmas regatta. The one with the blended bulb. The other in this pair had less fairing between bulb and wings.
This is also the foil that has the strip of flexible material joining the flaps on either side, which you can still make out as a slightly lighter patch in the centre at the rear.
ETNZ cup foils were skinnier still, and had a noticeable gap between the flaps on either side. The etnz cup foils also appeared to have some anhedral when out of the water not under load.
The port foil looks like on of American Magics foils from Patriot. So, it would be interesting to have those two foils on one boat for A-B testing. If, and it's a big if, it's an AM foil, then it will be interesting how that plumbs in to the ETNZ foil control systems.
Anyway, these foils, and seemingly arms aren't like the new rule. I think from a tech perspective this is a full scale size mule for crew training. And maybe building up a data pool with these two contrasting foils styles from the previous AC.
Port (Patriot foil?)
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Starboard (ETNZ christmas cup foil with blended bulb).
It does devalue the old boats though, but perhaps there are too many differences in the rule to make upgrading a legacy boat in to a race boat for AC37.
Who would have thought Deano would be working for EB & BB after what transpired all those years ago. Will be interesting to see how it all goes. Credit to Deano for putting it all in the past, but I guess a big fat pay cheque for a few more years would assist with getting over that.Deano is no longer unemployed.
EB and BB were standing next to each other at the BZ launch, makes sense I guess. There was a report some time back about how BB was encouraging DB to get involved.Who would have thought Deano would be working for EB & BB after what transpired all those years ago. Will be interesting to see how it all goes. Credit to Deano for putting it all in the past, but I guess a big fat pay cheque for a few more years would assist with getting over that.
Daily video update & onboardfrom there ^
Throughout this initial training programme in Barcelona, americascup.com will be the place to see all the action as it unfolds. The appointed reconnaissance team will be on the water every day that Alinghi Red Bull Racing will be sailing, bringing exclusive coverage plus interviews with the sailing crew, management, designers and shore team.
Nice list.My A team for commentary & interviews (once they get going)
Nathan outeridge - if available
Justin Chisholm (cup insider)
Magnus Wheatley ( he's ok! )
& others I guess
Yes, fun to look forward to the possibilities. Am sure there will be more for our media lists, maybe new names too with the new 'Recon Show' whatever-thing.Sailing & boss's lists are 👍
Design perspective is always appreciated.
Ken read & american viewpoints on the racing commentary are valued too.
Good listing Stingray
Don't know about Pj bitter, but that chris Steele? NZ match racing champion was good value on the Bermuda commentary alongside the boss ( PJ )You guys are missing 2 up and coming youngsters!
New charming sailgp reporter Emily Nagel is ablast, with more insights than a lot of those mentioned.
And what about never die hall of famer PJ Montgommery? The super raconteur, having made up with Dalts, will no doubt show up somewhere...
I think you should go Stingray, while your buddy is at the beach, you could be getting location pics, gathering information & filming the alinghi base.Yes, fun to look forward to the possibilities. Am sure there will be more for our media lists, maybe new names too with the new 'Recon Show' whatever-thing.
Am considering going to Barcelona with a friend next month for a few days, just for fun. A friend enjoyed the recent Alinghi video and thought he could trap me into using that excuse for getting the heck out of town even if his own motives are more about booze, beaches and bitches
chrome extension called "bypass paywalls" gets you in.Subscription reqd
bullcrap. he is eligible for 2 of the 5 teams, he's just 2 cup cycles past his sell by date.Shut out of an on-board role for AC37 due to the strict nationality rules, Barker started talking to Butterworth and co a few months ago about taking on a coaching role with Alinghi, who have purchased Team New Zealand's first AC75, Te Aihe.