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Still running mast-head cameras, drone in attendance

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Excellent stuff @weta27 Thanks.

Great shots all round. Great to finally see the whole Leech - how the gap, so widely discusssed prviously - closes at  mid height and how the systems allow Zero to lots of twist - as written here and in the Ineos thread. Great sail control and shape allround.

Nice also to see Bulbed foils make an appearance - as predicted - but the million dollar question is whether the bulbless variants will remain as a preferred low  wind lift off solution, and whether other teams are spotted with their own Bulbless variants? 

Too much sailing on the bulbless variants suggests that they are not just a dummy step to mislead other design teams. Certainly will keep them guessing, and now that wind limits are set in stone, determine whether they need to chase lower wind lift off and higher lift at the expense of greater drag and or possibly less RM than Bulbed variants permit.

No such thing as a free lunch when it comes to design purity, just refinement and optimisation for strictly defined conditions.

 

Priscilla

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I was looking at photos of the little kiwi (test boat) at sail-world.  That's a very pretty place ya'll are at. Nice.

Don't worry. I will not tell anyone. 
Tamaki Makaurau or "Tamaki desired by many" is the name of the home of the Cup and hopefully touch wood Covid19 free pretty damned soon.

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Sailbydate

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Awww shucks - exceptionalism much mate? :-D

We are involved in leading clinical trial research - https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12325518

We appear to be leading the world in pandemic management at least.

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It's likely we'll be independently developing our own vaccine candidate too... mainly because we'll likely be at the back of the queue

Cheers but :)
Every dog there has a tail. There's no way NZL is running free for home yet.

 

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rh3000

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Might as well pledge some millions, while our local vaccine development work continues. The $$$ will make fuck all difference to our COVID-19, fiscal crater at this stage.
Fair cop...

As a typical center-right voter, I'm generally more than happy to defer to the judgement of those two (but no deeper!) when it comes to these things.

 

Sailbydate

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Fair cop...

As a typical center-right voter, I'm generally more than happy to defer to the judgement of those two (but no deeper!) when it comes to these things.
Ha, ha. Maybe Steven Leonard Joyce would have been a safer pair of financial management hands. At least HE knew what a fiscal hole looked like, eh? ;-)

 
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rh3000

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Ha, ha. Maybe Steven Leonard Joyce would have been a safer pair of financial management hands. At least HE knew what a fiscal hole looked like, eh? ;-)
To be fair I think Joyce knew exactly the game he was playing then, and had previously been at the the strategic helm for at least a couple of solid wins... but recent inability to understand a basic fucking graph and more-so his doubling down rather than concede mere brinksmanship means he's on to the glue factory... you can take a side, but get exposed for bad faith and you are toast...

 
Awww shucks - exceptionalism much mate? :-D

We are involved in leading clinical trial research - https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12325518

We appear to be leading the world in pandemic management at least.

It's likely we'll be independently developing our own vaccine candidate too... mainly because we'll likely be at the back of the queue

Cheers but :)
It's times like these you want to be on the best friends list of the country that succeeds first...

 

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https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news/glenn-ashby-feature-broad-reach-radio







Glenn Ashby to feature on Broad Reach Radio










Issue date
7 May 2020








Emirates Team New Zealand's Glenn Ashby is the main guest on tomorrow's fifth episode of Broad Reach Radio - the Yachting New Zealand podcast.

Ashby is this country's favourite Australian sailor after helping Emirates Team New Zealand win the last America's Cup in Bermuda and he delves into that campaign as well as how the current one is shaping up and what we can expect to see on the water. The podcast will be published on Friday afternoon and you can find it on Podbean, Spotify, Apple and all the major podcast apps or follow the Yachting New Zealand Facebook page.

We've so far had a range of some of New Zealand's top sailors on the show:

  • Peter Burling and Blair Tuke
  • Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie
  • Phil Robertson
  • Bianca Cook

The podcast will feature a range of topics from interviews with top sailors of today and yesteryear to chats with people in the sailing and boating industries. It aims to be informative, entertaining, educational or just something for people to feel connected to the sport. 

You can find links to the first four episodes here and this will be updated each week.
Here's the broadcast:


 
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