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barfy

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Was nice to have the show streamed earlier to the the nz public anyway.
Now, do I need to dig up the posts going on about the nz team not able to "do it" on one design, or will ya all just get a bit of a blush on and turn away.
 

barfy

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Yeah good day for them. They were there abouts all day, as were the Danes. Would love to see a French AC challenge.
You can hear the stress from slinger tho, I reckon without solid sponsor and lacking a win this season wuss will flush them. They have one of the oldest boats maybe? Could be it's getting a bit soft, doesn't seem to have the speed.
 

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You can hear the stress from slinger tho, I reckon without solid sponsor and lacking a win this season wuss will flush them. They have one of the oldest boats maybe? Could be it's getting a bit soft, doesn't seem to have the speed.
Tactically Slingers was poor. If the French hadn't been consistently fucking up the last leg into the finish they'd have been well out of it. Slingers is good when the breeze is up and consistent. In the shifty stuff he gets exposed.

Speeds looked similar in the blast reach, the Kiwis just kept getting off the line better than everyone else.
As for their boat? Wuss assures us they're all the same, but who knows? The GB boat has always seemed fast, and now that the Kiwis have sorted their setup, they look fast. Having rigid wings should negate platform stiffness, but I'm just speculating.
 

enigmatically2

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Was nice to have the show streamed earlier to the the nz public anyway.
Now, do I need to dig up the posts going on about the nz team not able to "do it" on one design, or will ya all just get a bit of a blush on and turn away.
well it took them a while (and 2 events is not much more than a start). What do you reckon has made the difference?
 

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First team to clean sweep an event.
It was a very-very impressive day of racing, for dang sure. They showed signs of it in Chicago and then obviously in Plymouth but wow.

Am sure it's a combination of things, maybe especially those incredible 4 straight starts from so far out and hitting the line dead on time at full speed but Rod Davies being involved now must be one of the big benefits. They also appear to be sailing with more windward heal going upwind than some boats are.

Tuke was the wing trimmer, is that new?
 

barfy

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well it took them a while (and 2 events is not much more than a start). What do you reckon has made the difference?
Training time on the boats. New teams and skippers don't have enough training time, giving the teams that have been together the longest a distinct advantage. By end of season NO will start to be at the top of the pack in events again once he trains up his crew.
 

dg_sailingfan

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Training time on the boats. New teams and skippers don't have enough training time, giving the teams that have been together the longest a distinct advantage. By end of season NO will start to be at the top of the pack in events again once he trains up his crew.
LOL, this is still Schneiters Team not Outteridges.
 

barfy

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There is only one skipper per boat.
And NO has the most experience driving these boats.
 

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I think you will find it is Ray D not Rod D as coach.
Well done by the NZ team - great result.
 

terrafirma

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The Kiwi team finally delivering what we all knew they were capable of. The Aussies have been winning with boat speed but it was always a matter of when the other teams caught up and the Kiwis know plenty about sailing these types of boats. Slingsby and his team starting to look a little wobbly let's see how they go but some of the other teams have also gained ground.
 

dg_sailingfan

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The Kiwi team finally delivering what we all knew they were capable of. The Aussies have been winning with boat speed but it was always a matter of when the other teams caught up and the Kiwis know plenty about sailing these types of boats. Slingsby and his team starting to look a little wobbly let's see how they go but some of the other teams have also gained ground.
Sure but consider this: After Race 4 in Plymouth they had a broken rudder which typically takes 30 Minutes to swap out. It was nothing short of a miracle that they made the Start of Race 5 and still managed to punch their Ticket into the Final.
And it Copenhagen Kyle Langford was absent and they had to replace him with Ed Powys who rarely does Wing Trimming in these Boats. And they were still competitive.
 

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