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Re: Americas Cup

Ineos have pulled a 180 from the suckitude they were doing over the New Year. Their transitions were bang on in that race. Luna Rossa had a lead early on but it was one of those races where finding the puffs meant everything.

These boats are fun to watch and there's tactics galore. I'm a fan.

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Has we already posted this interview with Ken Read?
The complexity of these beasts be astonishing Shok

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I'd seen that before but well worth watching again. Probably suggests that those who foil in light air could benefit from an adjustable outhaul and its frequent use.

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I'm pretty sure they stole my Bandaid® idea. It's not right Stop
I'll concede that their repair is slightly better than mine Good

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You definitely "wore the dress better." Good

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Gentlemen and ladies. As for the bandaid. Function always supercedes fashion. Enjoy more time on the water. Or in your cases over the water

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Preview of Prada Cup finals (UK vs Italy) Winner goes against NZ for the Cup. American Magic has been sent home.

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if you haven't seen this yet, well...... enjoy LolGood

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Funny, that's a good one. On one of the youtube shows I saw yesterday, they were talking about how much talking smack is part of the sailing game. Lol

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You think it takes a lot of downhaul for your sail? AC75 Cunninghams (equivalent to our downhaul) take from 5-6 tons of pressure to as much as 8. Main sheet loads are even higher. Good Vendee Globe coverage at beginning of video and then Paul Goodison talks about how sailing Moths transferred to sailing AC75s.

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AC75 turns and seabreezes explained for glider pilots

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