Alinghi Challenge AC37

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Dang, may have beaten SBD to this one :)

Think I saw DB in it, right at the start. Not too much else noticeable, that I can tell. The decent breeze and flat water is a nice change though.

 
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It must be slightly concerning that these guys are still struggling to sail Te Aihe well. These guys have been racing foiling boats for a long time, so wonder why its taking them so long to even sustain flight? It can't be the boat, because the boat seemed to go well in Auckland?
 

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It must be slightly concerning that these guys are still struggling to sail Te Aihe well. These guys have been racing foiling boats for a long time, so wonder why its taking them so long to even sustain flight? It can't be the boat, because the boat seemed to go well in Auckland?

Looks to me like they're starting to get to grips with it, 4. Don't think they're doing too badly.
 

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It must be slightly concerning that these guys are still struggling to sail Te Aihe well. These guys have been racing foiling boats for a long time, so wonder why its taking them so long to even sustain flight? It can't be the boat, because the boat seemed to go well in Auckland?

Auckland =flat as fuck
Barcelona =ridiculous sea state (even in that vid there was decent swell)

when seas state exceeds the gap between the hull and the surface you will either beach or splash down. that’s what happening
 

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Auckland =flat as fuck
Barcelona =ridiculous sea state (even in that vid there was decent swell)

when seas state exceeds the gap between the hull and the surface you will either beach or splash down. that’s what happening
Be fair, his experience is limiting to the boating pond, so he won't realise the difference that waves make
 

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In one of the earlier videos I remember them saying they noticed a difference between the two foils. It would be interesting to try to find out what those differences are? In the last couple of videos they are using the anhedral foil to lift out of the water.
 

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Alinghi Red Bull Racing came out today and showed the America’s Cup world just what they’re made of, with a blistering morning session that had BoatZero flying around the waters of Barcelona at speeds in excess of 35 knots. And with the new self-tacking jib system, the result of so much work from the outstanding shore and design teams, fully operational, the team threw in their first consistent set of foil-to-foil tacks and gybes. Andrea Emone, one of the Performance Team that monitor the telemetry coming off the boats as well as observe the sailing style on the water commented afterwards on today’s performance, saying: “As always we ask the team to squeeze and push to the maximum, but we are taking care of our ‘baby’ and we just came back from holidays…I will check numbers and if they haven't pushed I will ask for them to push more.” No clear answer yet on the new electric self-tailing Harken winch that has been installed towards the aft of the starboard trench, but the recon unit are monitoring its use and the heavy rope marks show that this is under a lot of pressure throughout the session. Some interesting detail was spotted today too by the recon photographer of the dilets on the upper foil arm at approximately ride height whilst flying – clearly an area the designers are paying a lot of attention to.
 

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Alinghi Red Bull Racing came out today and showed the America’s Cup world just what they’re made of, with a blistering morning session that had BoatZero flying around the waters of Barcelona at speeds in excess of 35 knots. And with the new self-tacking jib system, the result of so much work from the outstanding shore and design teams, fully operational, the team threw in their first consistent set of foil-to-foil tacks and gybes. Andrea Emone, one of the Performance Team that monitor the telemetry coming off the boats as well as observe the sailing style on the water commented afterwards on today’s performance, saying: “As always we ask the team to squeeze and push to the maximum, but we are taking care of our ‘baby’ and we just came back from holidays…I will check numbers and if they haven't pushed I will ask for them to push more.” No clear answer yet on the new electric self-tailing Harken winch that has been installed towards the aft of the starboard trench, but the recon unit are monitoring its use and the heavy rope marks show that this is under a lot of pressure throughout the session. Some interesting detail was spotted today too by the recon photographer of the dilets on the upper foil arm at approximately ride height whilst flying – clearly an area the designers are paying a lot of attention to.

Looking good.
 

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Looking good.
Yup Sail certainly looks like they are getting to grips with the AC75. Ernie was fortunate enough to get his dibs on a well sorted test bed, Fuckwit Four needs to go to Specsavers maybe after he has finished his session at Bigots Anonymous.
 

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Yup Sail certainly looks like they are getting to grips with the AC75. Ernie was fortunate enough to get his dibs on a well sorted test bed, Fuckwit Four needs to go to Specsavers maybe after he has finished his session at Bigots Anonymous.
You're an idiot. That comment was WELL before the latest video was posted, and YES they looked well behind back then. And they were. Have they improved? Yes, did they look like they were behind the other teams back then? Yes they did.
So STFU moron.
 




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