looked like quite a good angle on the tack as well, didn't need to heat up at all.
The 75's may be beasts.
The 75's may be beasts.
As the windward foil in the position they were carrying it had the lifting surfaces (foil wings) essentially perpendicular to the sea surface, it can only produce drag and yaw when it digs in, no lift that I can see.My guess is pretty close, I would say 10-12 kts of wind with 20-25 kts of speed. Just by the thumb.
Very interesting, the windward foil does not seem as high as already seen, so they may use the tip + negative flap in order to lift the boat when falling to windward. That would be the decisive solution to prevent a windward crash.
What do you think ?
You are right, however with inversed V I wonder if they can angle it, and use some negative or positive flap, so that it produces lift when hitting the water.As the windward foil in the position they were carrying it had the lifting surfaces (foil wings) essentially perpendicular to the sea surface, it can only produce drag and yaw when it digs in, no lift that I can see.
Why bother with a mono?You are right, however with inversed V I wonder if they can angle it, and use some negative or positive flap, so that it produces lift when hitting the water.
Obviously we would need better picture and test to know if it works. If possible that would be a major achievement and greatly increase the boat stability as it would work like a dynamic trimaran.
If it works any mono could be be transformed as a foiler with trimaran stability, huge potential.
Remains to be demonstrated though.
I'm not defending INEOS's business practices, but prior to their involvement the press releases from Ainslie and Simmer sounded like they may not be able to run a competitive campaign. So the choice to the team may have been INEOS or nothing.dg_sailingfan said:
FIFY, but otherwise I agree.He didn't add "Oh by the way, we were
aresponsored by Gazprom, compared to whom Ineos are angels."
Me either, but I still drive a gas powered vehicle, my outboard runs on gasoline, so does my chainsaw, lawnmower, snowblower, rototiller, ... the list goes on... plus I consume electricity generated from natural gas... fuck me.. I am supporting fracking! Only fracking good thing about it, one company at least supports sailing. Way better than F1 or other fas guzzling sports. Every evil has a bright spot I guess.... I don't like what they do...
It's also naive to believe the protesters believe that is a likely outcome. What they are doing is pointing at greenwash,. By the way, here's a picture of a younger Vivienne Westwood. Do you like the t-shirt slogan?I also find the protesters mentioned above really naive to think that any sports governing body or even event organiser could ban INEOS from sponsoring a team in the AC.