Emirates Team New Zealand.

Barnyb

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Forourselves

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Point is we were all told over and over how brilliant and radical the kiwi design was going to be......but it wasn't/isn't, its a knockoff pastiche...…...it'll still be a rocket because the design decisions are sound i.e. I'm super happy to see the kiwis reaching the same conclusions as INEOS.....also, Kiwi control systems are going to be spot on, because they've saved so much time on hull design.  
Britannia 2 is a knock off of Te Aihe.

 

JALhazmat

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What will be funny is when she blows past Britannia 2! 
Say what you want but she is merely an evolution of Te Kahu.What’s funny is how most teams went from radical shapes back more toward Te Aihe while ETNZ stepped on with a new radical shape.
So it borrows NOTHING from any of the previously seen designs is what you are saying?.... 

 

Ex-yachtie

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Interesting, and not visible here, were a series of flaps in the underside of the hull. 4 close together below each cockpit and 2-3 additional flaps back where you’d expect the helm. Clearly drainage. 

 
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36thLatitude

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What really surprises me is the number of KIWI fanbois that rubbished the other boats as being ugly, particularly the Poms, but now are saying ETNZ B2 great, fast and unique.  Where can i buy those rose-coloured glasses.
You dont buy them they are only acquired by birthright.

 

Forourselves

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One biggie seems to be crew switch. That doesn't look like a quick (or safe) switch is planned. Like wing walking.Either 2 helms or they have a rabbit hole to cross under the deck. If no switch then what does the leeward skipper do? ETNZ seem to have specialised GA to sail control and PB to driving previously. 
Probably tactician. It will be an interesting crew selection process. Ainslie has a helmsman, mainsail trimmer, a pilot. Maybe the pilot flies the boat while the helmsman focuses on boat speed. ETNZ has the obvious, Burling, Tuke and Ashby, but also guys like Josh Junior, Andy Maloney and even Ray Davies, who may end up being coach again, although Davies is backup helmsman. All outstanding sailors in their own right. Will they be simply grinders? They have a few big grinders as well, so maybe spoilt for choice?

 

Forourselves

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What really surprises me is the number of KIWI fanbois that rubbished the other boats as being ugly, particularly the Poms, but now are saying ETNZ B2 great, fast and unique.  Where can i buy those rose-coloured glasses.
You mean like people rubbishing bikes and simulators last time? Rubbishing the team for not training with the rest of the group in Bermuda? Rubbishing their hand me down training platform because it was too old to be of any use? 

 

JALhazmat

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Well from that angle it’s the back end of Ineos B1 and the front half of AM b1.. not its most flattering of angles. 
 

Deck isn’t lowered though it’s the sides that are high.

given tekahu had crew pods it’s not such a shock this does. The fairings down the sides of the crew pods can be added in on other boats too, ineos certainly and I think AM should it prove beneficial/in the pipeline 

prada, now way out on their own aero and concept wise 

 

Sailbydate

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Interesting, and not visible here, were a series of flaps in the underside of the hull. 4 close together below each cockpit and 2-3 additional flaps back where you’d expect the helm. Clearly drainage. 
We're going to need good cockpit drainage, it if the boys capsize, that's for sure.

 

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