Emirates Team New Zealand.

barfy

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foils come good so that on the days of variable windspeed the correct package is selected
Not really..I think teams need to choose a couple days before the match and stick with their weapons..

AM as being the outlier.
I think that being early on the water and having serious tech we'll see AM in the match.

Anyone know how the betting odds are going?

Which is why I laugh at the back peddling going on with respect to Hull shapes and Endplating. The boat still needs to take off, so the most optimal endplate is traded for something that can drag its weird arse out of the water with both lift and easy realease without needing hurricane force winds to do so....... Who has even authoritatively showed that the Theoretical endplate gains outweigh the gains from having easy and early hull release from water to flight, or has better outcomes from the occasional touchdown?
This. Etnz won in bda with a package that let them get the job done consistently. For the winds during the match, low range mastery plus crew synergy will keep the cup in NZ.

 

Stingray~

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from the ETNZ piece,

“We have had some new components and systems that were ready for the ACWS racing so the guys are chomping at the bit to getting back out testing the new set ups and continuing our developments and obviously making up for lost time.”

 

Boink

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Not really..I think teams need to choose a couple days before the match and stick with their weapons...
I believe you will ultimately see 2 sets of foils developed - one per set of foil arms permitted - a low wind range and a higher wind range set of foils with reasonable overlap between the configurations, say 5 knots of windspeed crossover.

The amount of fairing and finishing is so detailed and refined that it is unrealistic to expect daily changes to be anything other than a wholesale swap between foil arms each having the finished and faired foil variations upon them - The arms are a One Designed supplied unit - so the  bearing and inner hydraulic connection will be the same for both sets of arms - allowing a relatively fast swap around - hazard a guess of 6-8hr process to extract existing and replace with alternate. Thereby allowing daily selection choices to roll with weather updates.

However many lay days that a team can invoke, will be critical, should damage occur to the preferred set should it need tearing apart and rebuilding. Sure that the boatbuilders and logistics guys are role playing such an event to see what migitation can be pre-planned.

 

barfy

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you will ultimately see 2 sets of foils developed - one per set of foil arms permitted
But

120hrs. (hat tip acnick)

With a list of order of replacement if stuff in the preferred config breaks.
Of course our resident rules lawyer reinforces the fact that.. Another tip off the hat acNick.

You need to decide on your weapons, (foils and flaps), 120 hrs before the match. And stick with them. GD has said the idea is to develop an allaround kit. 

That's 5 days before the match. In the nz summer, with a 3 to 5 day lead time on what the Australian interior will serve us up, you may have an idea regards day 5. You certainly will have no fucking idea about the match.

 

RobG

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Difficult to know as the conditions may not be the same but it gives an idea.
It's not hard to see why the little boat appears to be faster: it's much closer to the camera. A trick of perspective. The same reason LR seemed to be smoking  INEOS (except in that case the camera was also moving in the opposite direction so as to hugely exaggerate the apparent speed difference).

 

RobG

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You need to decide on your weapons, (foils and flaps), 120 hrs before the match. And stick with them. GD has said the idea is to develop an allaround kit. 
I think that regardless of "one design", one set of arms will be preferred over the other and that will be the set they'll want to use for all races. Every change is a re–measure.

 

Boink

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But

Of course our resident rules lawyer reinforces the fact that.. Another tip off the hat acNick.

You need to decide on your weapons, (foils and flaps), 120 hrs before the match. And stick with them. GD has said the idea is to develop an allaround kit. 

That's 5 days before the match. In the nz summer, with a 3 to 5 day lead time on what the Australian interior will serve us up, you may have an idea regards day 5. You certainly will have no fucking idea about the match.
OK my bad, was unaware of the 120hr rule, and even more reason for developing two configurations with decent overlap between the two.

No pressure whatsoever on Clouds (Roger) then.........!

 

Fiji Bitter

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We might see some match racing soon...
Should be good seeing big boat and little boat running around together...
Playing like kittens, cute. :)
Can't wait!

They are probably all set to install powered winches on The Aihe for social distancing, and then give the grinders a chance to learn some new skills as back-ups.

And absolutely nothing beats 2-boat training for improving racing skills. If the match racing is gone be tight, and we all hope so, that may prove more important than pure boat speed.

 
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rh3000

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Nice digs

Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling drops $3.375 million on Ponsonby Villa

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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12335535

 

The_Alchemist

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from the ETNZ piece,

“We have had some new components and systems that were ready for the ACWS racing so the guys are chomping at the bit to getting back out testing the new set ups and continuing our developments and obviously making up for lost time.”
He must be talking about the bulb foils.... -_-

 

Priscilla

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Pete probably needs to show some bling for when the"billionaire club" arrive with their toys in a few weeks!
To the winner goes the spoils.

House is a cracker and considering the card carrying RNZYS member living next to me paid out $4.2 mil Pistol Pete got a Poncenby bargain.

 
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Sailbydate

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Glen banged on on a bit like Trump regarding the self righting capabilities of the AC 75.
Interesting how he talked about the power gain from the double skin main though - suggesting that with a conventional main, more ballast would be needed to self-right, using an otherwise taller rig to generate the same power. Good stuff.

 

Priscilla

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Interesting how he talked about the power gain from the double skin main though - suggesting that with a conventional main, more ballast would be needed to self-right, using an otherwise taller rig to generate the same power. Good stuff.
Wonder what the cost difference was between the twin skin set up and the comparable hp of the extra 6ft of single  sail mast to match in performance.

Most probably moonbeams.

 
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