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    Posted: 20 Nov 17 at 9:05pm
I thought the Kiwis would bring it back to a sailing event. I was wrong.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Nov 17 at 9:18pm
Looks like luffing someone will have interesting consequences now, given there will be a scythe out to windward.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ian.r.mcdonald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Nov 17 at 9:25pm
clearly luffing will be banned- it spoils the punters view of the advertising banners
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Presuming Ed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Nov 17 at 9:49pm
Massive amounts of new development for what? 

Donít see any big advantage to the change from the 50s. Apart from the politics. 

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Windward foil is going to have to telescope into side of Hull, will look similar to Dagger boards on AC cats from a distance, could still do a considerable amount of damage with a side swipe.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jaydub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 17 at 8:29am
Don't think it will as it is the foil that is windward foil that provides the righting moment.

There would seem to be a lot of potential for significant keel and hull damage match racing these boats.  Has it really been thought through?
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Not just keel and hull damage either - one of those scything over the windward side of the opposition could put some of the crew out of action permanently.
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What a load of curmudgeons you lot are ;-) I am sure the AC design team are well aware of the potential dangers and will have thought about this in the rules yet to be published. One option "could" be to have an electronically monitored exclusion zone of, say, 2 foil lengths. It wont stop boat-on-boat duels, just make it safer. Either way, IMHO, this moves foiling on by many levels and is truly an exciting step for the AC. The 50footers were not big enough to be a worthy spectacle. These 75ft preying mantis beasts will be incredible. Bring it on!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ian.r.mcdonald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 17 at 9:33am
I suppose we just have to accept that we have lost it as a premier sailing event. The foiling/acrobatics are I assume needed to make it more interesting for a non sailing audience. Why dont they just stay in virtual reality mode and save a load of money !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GybeFunny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Nov 17 at 9:52am
Looks like they will still need the non-sailing grinders to provide the power to swing those foils about all the time but they wont get a rest while they cross the boat this time, they will just grind for the entire race!
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