Alinghi Challenge AC37

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^I wish you'd stop using the AI chat bot for your posts.
Yes, you would think it is from ChatBot but that really is what is in the Description below that video. Click the YT link and 'more' then you can see it.

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From the glossy AC_GPT brochure:

Alinghi Red Bull Racing gave the America’s Cup world a glimpse toward the future on Saturday as the team debuted their new deck layout and reduced numbers as a result taking the crew down to eight and bringing aero cyclors into the Swiss mix.

Word coming out of the Alinghi Red Bull Racing camp is that Arnaud Psarofaghis is absolutely ‘unbeatable’ on the team’s simulator and as skipper he’s wearing the leadership cap well and very much growing into his new status. There’s a lot of pressure on his shoulders but as one of the coolest, and nicest, characters in the America’s Cup, he’s taking it all in his stride, grateful for the opportunity and determined to lead the team to victory. Who’d bet against him? In interview afterwards, Arnaud was his usual affable self, saying: It was a really good day for us after the stop of the boat in the shed and all the modifications that we’ve done so it was a really good commissioning day, and we could even push to try to do as many manoeuvres as we could because we made some changes so just need to set up everything. It was a really good day out sailing, great conditions bit of swell from the east direction but much better than we could expect.”
 
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The upward trajectory continues for Alinghi Red Bull Racing after another superb sailing performance in Barcelona springtime conditions aboard the heavily modified BoatZero. The cyclors were earning their keep, buried away aero-style in the very guts of the AC75 whilst the new communications loop between helms, flight controllers and trimmers looks to be paying dividends. This is a very different prospect we are looking at. A layout almost designed by sailors for sailors, the reduced numbers are making a big difference to initial flight and foil time overall. This has been a superb upgrade.

Augustin Maillefer, one of the new breed of cyclors brought into Alinghi Red Bull Racing by way of representing Switzerland at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games in the quadruple sculls rowing gave a great insight into what it means to be a part of the Power Group in the team saying: “Yeah it was very nice conditions. It still can be shaky; we are going fast so it can be shaky sometimes but we're going very fast, and it feels quite smooth despite the speed which is quite impressive. And in the tacks and gybes, you can really feel the pressure during the curves. You feel the G’s and it's a nice sensation.”
 

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Yes, you would think it is from ChatBot but that really is what is in the Description below that video. Click the YT link and 'more' then you can see it.

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Strange, I didn't know ChatBots could speak circle jerk. It's a difficult language to master.
 

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nroose

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Shes looking a lot smoother than she has in the past. Alinghi will be a dark horse.

Uh, so, seems like all the teams are learning a lot about these boats and all the new and/or modified boats will be faster and better sailed. That is expected. But also, Ernie and Red Bull both have long histories of doing well, and should certainly be taken seriously.
 

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If there were any doubts as to the levels of confidence building into the Alinghi Red Bull Racing programme, they were thoroughly dispelled on a devastating Monday session that saw Dean Barker return in his role as Sailing Team Advisor monitoring and gauging the significant improvements that have been made in recent weeks. The Swiss have leap-frogged forward both in terms of technical additions and sailing style. They are a compelling outfit to watch, and the programme is relentless in its intensity.

One person in the Alinghi Red Bull Racing team that is always worth talking to is Adolfo Carrau, the design co-ordinator who spends so much time on the water bridging Marcelino Botin’s design office with the sailor feedback. The big integration is clearly the custom cyclor system that the Swiss have installed and Adolfo gave an interesting perspective saying: “Well the cyclors have been on the boat for a couple of days now and a big part of the day was getting the guys comfortable with the new systems and to learn how to choose the systems and to know what they are expected to do in the manoeuvres and straight lines…the system is our own custom system which we cannot tell much about…we have Théry Schir, he's a professional cyclist, and the thing is what we're doing on this boat is very different to what they (pro-cyclists) do as sometimes we need bursts of output during the manoeuvres and then in a straight line you are feeling the accumulator so it's a bit different and that's what they need to get used to in the next few months.”
 

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Rock solid.

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nroose

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Seems like in sailing, as in a lot of things, there's instability at the point of maximum performance, but if you can control that and smooth it out. That can be fast and consistent. But the speed has to be the priority and the control comes after.
 

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Seems like in sailing, as in a lot of things, there's instability at the point of maximum performance, but if you can control that and smooth it out. That can be fast and consistent. But the speed has to be the priority and the control comes after.
Right on the edge, as they say.
 


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