I love the woolmark.L-R: stbd and port foils, taken on Friday.
Look quite similar in shape and area but the port foil has smaller, slightly angled flaps and is more highly-polished
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FB and Jimmy seem to work well together. Decisions do depend on who is steering at the time, but FB is the most vocal on the boat.One of them has to make the final call on tactics. Is it always FB or does it depend who is on the helm?
FB confirmed the software issues of last race to ita press and that also impacted their ability to trim boat properly.No mention of software issues on LR, but their early tack away from the left boundary when left was clearly favored, followed by a boundary violation on the right side makes me wonder if their data were skewed. May never know as it would be bad form to bitch about it now.
12 hours ago, Zaal said:
No. If bits of your boat aren’t working that’s it.The lack of reliable boundary info is a big deal. It did not impact the result of any race yet, but easily could.
If they can call off a race due to a windshift, should they consider calling off a race where a team is "unfairly handicapped" by lack of boundary info?
Alternately, should they disable the feed to the other boat, make them rely on the " boundary light" and cut teams slack for close calls on boundaries.
Laminar flow airfoils do sometime have a concave shape towards the trailing edge.Maybe they've worked some fluid magic with their foils... I first noticed an unusual concave leeward side curve on the trailing area of a sail in some top down pics, but wrote it off as a tight leech. Then again in a pic of LR's foil flap:
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And then again yesterday when I picked up a bird's feather...
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Maybe I just have OCD. :wacko:
What's the foil ID of that one? I've searched but haven't found any yet...Laminar flow airfoils do sometime have a concave shape towards the trailing edge.
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