following you naming theme, how about the Sheepfckrs, don't they have the same problems.One of the best performance upgrades on Luna Rossa is the exchange of helms. After seeing the helmsman (and mainsail trimmer? Flight controller?) on the other boats running around the back (Frackers and Trumpists) and front (emirati) it just looks too precarious. Also a major distraction with the speed and changing of boat to boat tactics required. Too easy to miss a trick whilst all the time the handbags are just sitting comfy and concentrating on the developing situation. Presti also points out that the redundant helm becomes the flight controller to leeward which gives him a good feel of how the boat is balanced and flying before not too long he is back on the helm.
It will be interesting if one or more of the other three teams adopt the same set up.
Looks more like a change of mind, sit-down and think againIs that a dummy tack they attempt at 4.30?
I didn’t know that Wales had a boat in the ACfollowing you naming theme, how about the Sheepfckrs, don't they have the same problems.
... all four teams will have practice races on Monday and Tuesday before the challengers' boats are officially measured on Wednesday ahead of the Prada Cup opening round robin starting on Friday.
Doesn't the rig plan specify where the chain plates are and that runners must be connected. Is your idea therefore that with a huge strop you keep them connected at both ends but there's tons of slack to route it through the skins still?
Can someone observe if they still have to send a man up the mast every time they hoist the mainsail, to remove a temporary backstay, and conversely when they lower it?
On 1/8/2021 at 9:56 AM, bortolo said:
Backstays on while under the crane, at least.
Yeah maybe you are right. I reckon would be a good move to be able to do though, especailly if we are going to be having close racing. They do the rounding and tack at the bottom mark which is similar, guess they have a bit more boat speed to be able to pull it off. Has anyone been practising maneuvres that could be described as a dummy/double tack?Looks more like a change of mind, sit-down and think again
17 minutes ago, Xlot said:
2 hours ago, Xlot said:
Another option could be to trim them to be directly behind the main stays. Not perfect aerodynamically, but at least in already disturbed airflow. The hard part would be how to get them out to the spreader tips. Perhaps as this is sub optimal it would become better to just use them and have better control over sail shape?I think the issue with that is that runners attachment point is outside ofnthe double skin and I understand that you have to hoist the main with runners on. So (maybe) it's not that easy
Force feeding stays...poor Max.- MS told them someone tried to force LR to use the backstays, but they still can sail without them if they meet certain conditions
Interesting article, worth a Google Translation. Main points are :
- MS told them someone tried to force LR to use the backstays, but they still can sail without them if they meet certain conditions
- The author thinks they can put the backstays inside the double main
PS: what will be the initials of Checco Bruni here on SA ? CB for his nickname, “Checco” Bruni ? Or FB for his real name, Francesco Bruni ?
It's official Prada cup practice, they are allowed to race one another.By the way, based on Justin's great videos on YouTube (and his descriptions) it seems that yesterday all boats aligned and raced.
Apparently INEOS and AM even had two full "races" of 6 legs.
Looks like the new "rule" preventing coordinated sailing at less than 100m for more than 30 seconds does not work. Or has it been allowed?