Emirates Team New Zealand.

KiwiJoker

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It was a f’king joke, since MBIE paid for the design. As to your BLM obsession, f’k off for that idiocy too! 
 

The subject of sponsors came up.
Since we're correcting the record, this Kiwi got the irony. A bit blatant but a nice swipe.

As for the work on the Rule, the Defender is paying its half of the tab. MBIE has dug its heels in on paying for the other half!

 
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Forourselves

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Agreed. The Jedi of ETNZ, no surprise Holroyd’s pupil Bernasconi followed in the same direction with the underhull. 
Just a pity Holroyd couldn't bring himself to think outside the box in Bermuda, maybe they'd have done better than they did.

At least in Bermuda he was "Happy to be on a team with a lot of go forward and progressing really quickly"




 

Stingray~

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Just a pity Holroyd couldn't bring himself to think outside the box
‘outside the box’ as in ‘cheating the rules’ by implementing an actual Herbie, so that sailors didn’t have to think for themselves? 
 

Credit to Holroyd for that. Team Japan vs Artemis in big air was the best racing in Bermuda, by far! Nick had great foils for it, they damn nearly won that matchup. 

 

Ncik

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That is one wide square arse.

It's like a cut and shut between INEOS B1 and B2

The question is , do INEOS have a large enough paper bag? Because they'll need it whilst fucking this thing!

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D_Dog

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In terms of foils, surely ETNZ is not going to display their final set until it is too late for the other teams to replicate for the match? However, I would guess the Challengers will go to their final sets to give themselves the best chance of progressing. 

 

Forourselves

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‘outside the box’ as in ‘cheating the rules’ by implementing an actual Herbie, so that sailors didn’t have to think for themselves? 
 

Credit to Holroyd for that. Team Japan vs Artemis in big air was the best racing in Bermuda, by far! Nick had great foils for it, they damn nearly won that matchup. 
Mr Trump is that you?

Holroyd damn nearly won that, and he damn nearly won in San Francisco

Unfortunately there's no trophy for damn nearly winning.

 

terrafirma

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I would love to get some expert opinion on how much of the new design is aero relevant more so than hydro? A lot of people still stuck on Hydro but once foiling Hydro isn't there other than foils, rudder and dropping off the foils now and then? Are the designers bending the rules as no tank or tunnel testing allowed so is this all done through simulation/software? 

 

terrafirma

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The MacGregor 26 was a genuine abomination. That comparison is a bit harsh. Besides NZ B2's looks are growing on me. I think she's going to look spectacular in full flight.
Funny that about looks. Now that Ineos aren't the only who is deemed ugly and ETNZ have entered the fray some people are starting to come around when it comes to appearance. Fast is always beautiful surely..?  :D

 




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