Am sure! But there was something in there about recognized classes being excluded?The rules!
Not without a lot more information than we have I suspectIs there any way we can tell (in displacement mode) whether they have added weight to make her true AC75 model once up on foils while towing?
Having said no, I suppose it is just about possible, but only if we could get good estimates of length, width and depth of submerged volume. Length should be possible if we get a good broadside view, because we know the boat length. Depth might be estimable, width less so.Is there any way we can tell (in displacement mode) whether they have added weight to make her true AC75 model once up on foils while towing?
It's a fun and interesting idea.Having thought about it more, surely it will be AC75 weight because that would produce much more useful data?
Look at the definition of the LEQ12 to understand why you haven't seen it:It's a fun and interesting idea.
Back when ETNZ put a gantry on an AC45-based development boat, to better simulate an AC50 for Bermuda, it was a 'rule-breaker' but a smart one. In that case, they were able to separate the rudder foil and main foils to mimic the AC50, but we have not seen an attempt at this part of it with the 2 L's launched so far; perhaps there is a weight thing going on though.
Thanks.Look at the definition of the LEQ12 to understand why you haven't seen it:
11.92 LEQ12 yacht
Any sailing yacht (or platform towed to simulate a sailing yacht) including an AC40 Class Yacht, that
exceeds 6 m LOA, is less than or equal to 12 m LOA (including all fittings when sailing such as rudder
struts and bowsprits, but excluding instrumentation and structure required only to support that
instrumentation) and that is capable of producing meaningful design or performance information
for use either directly or indirectly in the design, construction or sailing of an AC75 Class Yacht,
excluding yachts of classes existing on 17th March 2021, providing they are used only with their
standard equipment for participation in and preparation for their in‐class racing.
No, nothing. The AC 75 foils have to be 10m to 12m forward of the TWP.Thanks.
Does anything prevent them from putting the foils close to 12m apart from each other (how far apart are they on AC75s?) and, as Kiwing for fun suggested, also making it as heavy as an AC75?
different audiences, i don't think 18mins of mozzy in a jumper is what the general fan wants to watch. The die-hards like us, sure.Flashier graphics don't make up for the fact that his analysis is a long way below Mozzy's