Send it Sunday Jaws Edition

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Send it Sunday Jaws Edition

Worth the first 5 min just for the Jaws footage.

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AC Send it Sunday wheelie/capsize by American Magic...
Is anybody besides me annoyed by the pluralization of the boat/team names? “Luna Rossa are ahead in race three...” 🙄

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Q: What’s wrong with this picture?
A: There’s a person in it.
(Daniel Sullivan Photography - Jaws)

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Regarding the plural, it's an English English thing. Manchester United are etc., etc.. Source - lived there briefly ages ago and find myself still doing this as a way to insert into every conversation that I lived there briefly ages ago. Lol

There's a good analysis by one of the video channels that showed American Magic's main get caught on the leeward running backstay so when they tried to sheet out, it hung on the backstay. That's what helped launch them towards the moon. Ventilating a 75 ft boat's foil doesn't go any better than my crappy little windfoil.

Forget what's wrong with the picture... what's wrong with the guy in the picture. Biggrin

Discussion of the hung backstay

pics of the hole in the bottom of the boat (well, looks like it to me) I wonder how well all the hydraulics and electronics in the hull do with a good salt water immersion? earlier in the video they show what an effort it took to keep it from sinking.

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Heartbroken for USA but happy for the Brits, I don’t know what mods they did to their boat during the break but they have really turned it around in this series.

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These guys surf the big waves.

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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Got a lot of respect for GB, and bravo for having an actual Brit driving. Ainslie is a rock star of the highest order but I can’t root for him ever since he slugged a photographer in the 2011 Finn Worlds. He jumped into the photog’s RIB and wailed on him for “interfering“ (very doubtful).

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2011/dec/10/ben-ainslie-disqualified-world-championship

I wouldn’t count the US out yet. Lots of racing still and you know there’s a lot of talent working furiously in the shed right now. (Apparently other teams are helping too- pretty cool, that).

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Ken Read and Nathan Outteridge- what do they know?? It looked like a normal (but frisky) bear away, until it didn’t. That turn is the most exciting part of the whole show since the acceleration is so dramatic. It seems like very light wind is the only time they ever ease anything. The speeds are so high and apparent wind so far forward, regardless of true wind, they’re always close hauled. At 40 knots, "jibes" are tacks.

I wonder if there was something swirly and lifty, like in a thermal, in that gust that got a hold of the jib and launched the bow just enough. At some speed and angle of attack on the foil there’s no amount of rudder wing trim or sail easing that can fix it.

It’s all very obvious from where I sit, 12,000 miles away! 🤪

Terry Hitchinson: On the crash: “We struggled through that maneuver because we got a puff at about the same time we were bearing off, and we were accelerating. In that exact moment, the runner was a little bit fetched up on the mainsail, the sails were eased and the boat was accelerating but we were still building up to our top speed. Those are the unfortunate consequences of racing in an incredibly turbulent condition.”

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Longish but amazing helicopter video of the whole Jaws landscape. About 5-10 min in they talk about how difficult it is to tow surf the wave because of the 25 kt wind which kicks up 6 ft chop on the face and the whole wave is moving at 30 (20 second period).

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Lots and lots and lots of pics
FishBowl Diaries (cliff shots)
Pe'ahi | 16 January 2021 | Part One | Windsurfing
https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=fishbowldiaries&set=a.3755467324491329

Shots from the water (rather than the cliffs)
Pe'ahi | 16 January 2021 | Part One | Windsurfing Water Shots
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=fishbowldiaries&set=a.3752256808145714
Pe'ahi | 16 January 2021 | Part Two | Windsurfing Water Shots
https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=fishbowldiaries&set=a.3752908324747229

And check out this sequence on their Insta. No, no, no, no! Some poor surfer had a rough day. (Turned out okay)


https://www.instagram.com/p/CKKI19ArldR/

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American Magic press conference. They cover what happened, timetable, etc.

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Adam Warchol, the 19 yr who got slammed in the Windsurfing.tv vid talks about his experience. Not only did he get drilled by the first wave you see but the two following waves.

Young whipper-snapper then went out and surfed 6 hours the next day... Shok

https://www.continentseven.com/adam-warchol-about-his-monster-crash-in-jaws-video/

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