I believe so and yes it was bloody stupid, especially in the start box where the boats had about 3 square metres to manouvre in.In the Christmas cup I felt the course was not very wide, you could be on one tack and within minutes you were at the boundary. In the Prada Cup and America’s Cup will the same course dimensions be used.
I think the course dimensions achieve their goal, wide enough to allow leverage, narrow enough to force frequent maneuvers. If you make it wider, it will almost guarantee the faster boat win the race. Keeping it close makes that pass difficult, and more maneuvers force crews to be good as mistakes are costly.In the Christmas cup I felt the course was not very wide, you could be on one tack and within minutes you were at the boundary. In the Prada Cup and America’s Cup will the same course dimensions be used.
Even the frogs won a couple last time, so you'd hope this is an unlikely scenario.I think the big question for Ineos is, in the 12 opportunities they have in the Prada Cup, will they be able to win a race? How will big Jim react if they don't procure a single win in Auckland for the entire summer?
Coming up, Vittorio & Pietro’s latest video - about start tactics, quite good
They apparently only need to declare 2 days in advance of Friday so I'm guessing no such compromise occured.Let it not be said that they haven’t got their way when it comes to getting extra races in, anyone might thing they were a touch worried Pete might.need a bit of ra e practice? (Who the fuck knows and it’s a joke for anyone thin skinned enough to take offence, you can fuck the starts completely when your boat is as fast as theirs)
I think the compromise was moving the date set up had to be declared until after the practice races?
So did I until a few days ago.Ah my bad thought they had to declare earlier
Most of those links, the last two at least are for the Xmas cup..^ ^^ Why guess? Just read the official information posted above - declaration dates included
That’s better ;-)Oops. My mistake - sorry
Should have been this...
.... released on the 7th of Jan' and is for the Prada Cup. It includes the pairings and the all important notification dates.