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X50s to be carried from race to race in a fleet of $uper12s !

Say it ain't true.....

 

surfsailor

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^ I think they'll co-exist nicely - the AC50s are going to require TP52 budgets, whereas the Super foiler are closer to the 18s. So kind of different niches.

 

Stingray~

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Core are building one design foils and modding the boats. Anyone heard anything else?
Nothing official so far but rumors suggest San Francisco in October this year and then maybe Bermuda, Chicago, San Francisco events next year. 6 teams, in which case they’ll need at least 1 all-new AC50 build.

 
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Tornado-Cat

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It would be fun to compare both the boats and the events.

 
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Forourselves

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In all seriousness, who is going to compete in this series? The only person left is Nathan Outteridge and possibly Tommy Slingsby. There is NO WAY any of the AC teams will let their team members go to a rival series. So that eliminates Burling, Tuke and Ashby. It also rules out Jimmy Spithill, and any of the Luna Rossa team. It also rules out Ben Ainslie, Giles Scott and Leigh McMillan. It also rules out Dean Barker, which probably also rules out the guys he sails with. In all seriousness, who is left? And there is no way a brand new series will survive in "AC" Boats without "AC" talent. In terms of the boats, everyone witnessed the ETNZ AC50 absolutely destroy every other AC50 in Bermuda, therefor, any mods undertaken on the losing AC50's will ever prove to be as innovative or leading edge, as there will always be a faster boat and a better team. no matter who wins it, they will never be the best AC50 team. If they decide to mod the losing AC50's to look and perform similarly to the ETNZ AC50, they will always be looked at as trying to copy the characteristics of the ETNZ AC50. The reason the AC50's were so successful was because they were the leading edge of technology, the best of innovation and the latest in yacht design. By downgrading them to one design, it makes them just another foiling boat.

 

Forourselves

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I don't really see foils falling into any of these.

If a sailing vessel uses two points with air in between them for stability, what is it?
If its not part of the sides, deck or bottom, it fits in the category of other fitting.

If it uses foils, its a foiling boat.

 
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