ETNZ To Attempt Wind Powered Land Speed Word Record

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EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND TO ATTEMPT WIND POWERED LAND SPEED WORLD RECORD - Emirates Team New Zealand (americascup.com)


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A 1 year earlier attempt, at Lake Lefroy in Western Australia - which I think ETNZ mentioned as a possible site too. 




 

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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ want to set a new speed record of over 100kts


by Hamish Hooper/ETNZ media 20 Feb 08:32 NZDT 20 February 2022

"Emirates Team New Zealand has always commissioned external contracts to keep the design team sharp and engaged during these periods. So, when the independently funded project to attempt to beat the Wind Powered Land Speed World Record emerged it was not hard to find willing designers, engineers and shore crew to put their talents to the test from being fastest on the water of the America's Cup to being fastest on land ever."

"From a design and engineering perspective, Guillaume Verdier explained "this project is a really compelling one for all of us involved.There are a lot of similarities to what we do with fast sail boats in terms of the aerodynamics and structural forces, construction methods, materials etc, so we are well placed in many respects. But without doubt, no boat we ever design will go anywhere near as fast as we need our land yacht to go. So, with the increase in speed comes increased complexities, but we are sure these are complexities that we can learn from so we can make our next AC75 go faster."

https://www.sail-world.com/news/246444/Americas-Cup-Emirates-Team-NZ-want-to-beat-100kt

 

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Fucking engineers. They don't idle well, and this is the kind of shit they do when bored.

 

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from here, seems like a lot of weight, I wonder how much of this will be in the outrigger pod?

Tim Meldrum, the team’s mechanical engineer, backed that up, as they looked to replace foils with tyres and bring in safety elements akin to Formula One, all the while being wary of compromising speed on a craft that will be 10m high, 14m long, 7m wide and weigh 2.5 tonne.

 

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So the record is 109.57 Knots by Jenkins so even though they stated 100 Knots clearly they mean 110 Knots.! Jenkins broke the record in 25 Knots of breeze so they need minimum 4 x times wind speed. I wonder who gets to drive? 

 

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So the record is 109.57 Knots by Jenkins so even though they stated 100 Knots clearly they mean 110 Knots.! Jenkins broke the record in 25 Knots of breeze so they need minimum 4 x times wind speed. I wonder who gets to drive? 
I thought it looked windier on the video so I checked. This is the official record report http://www.nalsa.org/MeasuremantReport/MeasuremantReport.html and it was indeed stronger. I wonder how often those conditions exist?

Sailing Conditions: The wind direction was northwest at speeds at 30 to 40 mph with a peak gust of 47 mph recorded by Dennis. This allowed Richard to make good use of the long axis of the lake. He chose to stop sailing for maximum speed after clearly achieving a new record in order to minimize the risk of breaking the boat. Runs made after 11:05 were mostly for the purpose of getting better video footage. On one of those runs he came within a few mph of eclipsing the old record again.

Doubtless if another team were doing this, some of the Kiwi fanboys would be piling on here to argue how foolish it is to take your eyes off the actual prize.

 
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Cool thing to be doing for sure, interesting they didn’t go for the NM record as they could do that easily with a standard 75, so maybe it’s not records they are after? 

100% definitely no cross over on ability to test any components, systems or hydraulics that might be in any way limited by the protocol  ;-) 

you dont lurch into another program unless it’s going to have a material benifit to your main objective especially if it’s using personnel and data resources. As for being independently funded? They can get cash for this but not for the AC? Please! 

 




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