Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

nroose

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Seems like they would have been able to address structural issues internally? Some of these design elements are pretty mind blowing!

 

Ex-yachtie

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So I see the story on Stuff about LRs skeg mods but can't see it?

Has this been covered in the thread or is it just me being dim?
Holy shit that’s a bad article. 
 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cup/123404373/americas-cup-luna-rossa-make-quick-modification-to-new-boat

This has made me realise that even at its worst, this place is a much better source of information than mainstream media.
 

“The skeg is seen as crucial in terms of flight for foiling - allowing the hull to kiss the water briefly on touchdowns, reducing the amount of surface area getting affected, while also helping aerodynamics when in full flight.”

It’s no wonder that the AC remains a complete mystery to the general public. 

 

weta27

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Today's preparation for sailing

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weta27

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Thanks mikenz2, interesting what you can see in the sheds.

Unfortunately couldn't see any Pirelli calendars on the wall.

Here are some glue lines I think?

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Ex-yachtie

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Seems like they would have been able to address structural issues internally? Some of these design elements are pretty mind blowing!
If it was a structural modification, wouldn’t you expect it to change in dimension along its length?  If it’s some sort of stiffener there’s no reason for it to be that deep at the bow.

 

barfy

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If it was a structural modification, wouldn’t you expect it to change in dimension along its length?  If it’s some sort of stiffener there’s no reason for it to be that deep at the bow.
And perhaps it wouldn't have vertical glue lines along its length if they were looking for a stiffener.

 

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