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Created by longwinded > 9 months ago, 5 Sep 2019
Harrow
NSW, 3640 posts
7 Sep 2020 8:42AM
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Every video I've seen seems to indicate they have great control, even in heavy conditions. If so, this is going to be thrilling racing....kind of like F1 or Moto GP. I think they could pick up a lot of interest from non-sailing folk.

Brent in Qld
QLD, 439 posts
27 Nov 2020 4:15PM
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All 2nd generation yachts are in the water and flat out testing. The Cup is fast approaching.











Chris_M
1995 posts
27 Nov 2020 6:01PM
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Seeing 2 of these things going head to head is gonna be all time

515
554 posts
28 Nov 2020 8:48AM
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The boats look awesome on the water.
Yes there is always off the water drama, can't wait for the first races

evlPanda
NSW, 9018 posts
28 Nov 2020 3:57PM
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Harrow said..
Every video I've seen seems to indicate they have great control, even in heavy conditions. If so, this is going to be thrilling racing....kind of like F1 or Moto GP. I think they could pick up a lot of interest from non-sailing folk.



I personally find the fleet racing more exciting than the one-on-one match racing. There are simply more boats, more action.

da vecta
QLD, 2506 posts
28 Nov 2020 5:58PM
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It's going to be fkn insane!

Harrow
NSW, 3640 posts
29 Nov 2020 8:55PM
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evlPanda said..
I personally find the fleet racing more exciting than the one-on-one match racing. There are simply more boats, more action.

A fleet of these drag racing downwind and trying to be first to round the bouy? I'd be into that, but imagine the potential for carnage!

busterwa
3739 posts
29 Nov 2020 7:32PM
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Be good to see run this race "run in the "south china sea

crustysailor
VIC, 758 posts
30 Nov 2020 12:41PM
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December 11, less than 2 weeks away.

Ian K
WA, 3537 posts
4 Dec 2020 8:34PM
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Harrow said..

evlPanda said..
I personally find the fleet racing more exciting than the one-on-one match racing. There are simply more boats, more action.


A fleet of these drag racing downwind and trying to be first to round the bouy? I'd be into that, but imagine the potential for carnage!


I'm impressed by what looks like pretty high g cornering. Check out the turn at 1.11 ! You can attempt a calculation. If the boat averages 25 knots thru the turn and it takes about 2.5 seconds to turn 90 degrees. That's 12.9 m/sec for 2.5 seconds = 32.5 metres for 1/4 turn = 129 metres if a full circle. Divide by 2pi to get the radius. 20.5 metres. Acceleration = v^2/r = 12.9 X 12.9 / 20.5 = 8.1 m/sec.sec ! 1g = 9.8 m/sec.sec . Almost 1 g! There's going to be a man overboard before too much longer.

Brent in Qld
QLD, 439 posts
6 Dec 2020 7:58AM
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This week is the start of five days of official practise in Auckland. Getting real now with the Christmas Cup warm-up regatta from December 17-20. I'd be surprised if there is any toe to toe racing as no-one can afford to damage kit but seeing these beasts in their natural environment is going to be fantastic.

Brent in Qld
QLD, 439 posts
9 Dec 2020 8:36AM
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first day of practice + some one on one with a bit of commentary.

515
554 posts
17 Dec 2020 9:17AM
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First race starts within the hour for the Christmas Cup.
When the flag drops the bull sh#t stops.
Go Team NZ

crustysailor
VIC, 758 posts
17 Dec 2020 3:27PM
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I know they are fanging alot at 42 knots, but what's with the vibration through the helm?

DavidJohn
VIC, 16592 posts
17 Dec 2020 5:35PM
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How good was that last race today..

515
554 posts
17 Dec 2020 5:31PM
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Yes a race not follow the leader.
Dean Barker is an awesome sailor and they (American team) nailed the start, sailed a great race staying between TNZ and the next mark and TNZ under pressure made mistakes.
It was promising on the last upwind TNZ comeback to get bouy room but only to gybe too soon and badly.
Having sailed in that area I know how gusty and shifty the wind can be.
Great TV footage and interesting looking at the traveller movement both up and downwind.
Today was supposed to be windy SW, tomorrow looking NE and Saturday and Sunday light winds.

seanhogan
3260 posts
17 Dec 2020 6:31PM
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foil glide ahead of team NZ !




Ian K
WA, 3537 posts
17 Dec 2020 8:28PM
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Where can you watch it? Not much on youtube yet. Day 1 and they've hit 47 knots in a 15 knot breeze.

crustysailor
VIC, 758 posts
18 Dec 2020 12:54PM
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www.americascup.com/en/live

crustysailor
VIC, 758 posts
18 Dec 2020 12:56PM
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tune in now fellas (1pm) for day 2

sausage
QLD, 4833 posts
18 Dec 2020 2:50PM
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tune in now fellas (1pm) for day 2


Now I have to catch up on 2 hours of work. Some really good racing. Barker / America Magic look like they're the team that'll challenge unless Spithall and Sirena / Luna can find an extra gear. Anslie / Britannia not in the same class atm....maybe

KiwiDave
VIC, 192 posts
19 Dec 2020 10:17AM
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Where is the best place to watch the current regatta and then the events up to the cup?

The TVNZ coverage always used to be the best coverage. Especially for a technical person like me.

I am open to purchasing a subscription service. I'm in Melbourne.

515
554 posts
19 Dec 2020 8:27AM
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To watch - here is the link to website below.
Just back to Auckland and wind is light but building and out going tide.
They organizers love Course C but it should be Course A (which is best for me being on the north shore) however they will be between Course B & C to give better wind than C but still see from North Head.
If it stays light then the code zeros could be used.

www.americascup.com/how-to-watch

Harrow
NSW, 3640 posts
19 Dec 2020 12:28PM
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Ian K said..
Day 1 and they've hit 47 knots in a 15 knot breeze.


What? That's nucking frazy!

sausage
QLD, 4833 posts
19 Dec 2020 2:29PM
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still hitting 36 knots in sub 10knot winds today. the technology is just incredible!

Okay one for the diehard sailors....Pardon my ignorance I've always pronounced leeward Lee-ward, whereas the majority yankee commentary team pronounce it Lew-ard. Is this just a nuance of amercian english vs British english?

Ian K
WA, 3537 posts
19 Dec 2020 12:30PM
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36 knots in what they called 8-10 of wind. That was a good race until American Magic fell off the foil. Who's the commentator? He seems to know what's what.

www.americascup.com/en/live?utm_source=seabreeze.com.au

515
554 posts
19 Dec 2020 12:48PM
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In NZ we have coverage on TV One free to air with good sailing commentary.
I can see the boats with binoculars but TV is awesome.
INOES will have a lot of work after the Christmas cup to be competitive in the light.
Yes Ian K that was looking great race until the yanks came off foil and race over and yes incredible velocity for true wind speed.
Looking forward to race 4, come on kiwis

sausage
QLD, 4833 posts
19 Dec 2020 3:50PM
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Ian K said..
Who's the commentator? He seems to know what's what.

www.americascup.com/en/live?utm_source=seabreeze.com.au


The aussie is Nathan Outteridge en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Outteridge

515
554 posts
19 Dec 2020 2:29PM
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Nathan Outteridge is sailing talent and would have been great to see an Aussie challenge and with more than 3 challengers should be helming a boat.
Wow how was the last race, plenty of drama with TNZ coming off the foil but came through with exciting finish
The delays with spectator fleet being on the course will be policed more in future.
Bring on tomorrow!



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