I get why it isn't interesting to some. As an engineer and sailor who enjoys the technical aspects of sailing I do enjoy it. However whereas in the last cycle there was an interest in seeing who could foil with stability we know that they can all do that easily (see last cycle). So videos from far off of boats foiling (with or without seagulls) are of no interest.But does it matter? Or at this stage, is it all about the quality of the CFD? I have a sense that AM, for instance, is running a splendidly well-conceived and resourced programme for the later stages of the IACC era.
It will be interesting to ultimately see but I'm afraid, for me, this point of the cycle isn't very interesting at all. Others are clearly enjoying it, which is fine.
What is of interest are the new systems for sail control, the new foil shapes, the different priorities on the test boats (e.g. Mozzy's scaling video) the testing they do in the edge conditions etc. We can't work all of those out, but the fun is in trying to.
Its all about gathering data, and anyone thinks its about sailing fast is missing the point.
Sadly in the last week or so I haven't seen much new on the boats, though AM's comment makes me all the more convinced that there is something else in the main lower zone that we haven't seen yet, and Mozzy has made the whole scaling debate more interesting