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Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Postby mikesids » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:02 am

One of the real positives to emerge is when the AC75s capsize it doesn’t wreck the boat or especially the rig. They just come back upright and off you sail. Whereas the cats with the wing sails , if they go over and wreck the wing sail that could end the regatta for a team. Which is bad for the competitive aspect of the event. Personally I am super impressed with how well the teams have gotten to grips with these machines, they are so fast and the turns are now looking super smooth.

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Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Postby Dave_5280 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:35 pm

It also looks like they are safer if a crew member falls off the boat they won’t usually get hit by a foil because of where they are located. At full speed getting hit by a knife like foil - there was that one guy that almost lost a foot after getting hit by a foil in another AC series.

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Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Postby Mossy 757 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:31 pm

ieism wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:51 am
Are they using cyclist on these too, or is that against the rules.

These look better than the catamaran on the water, I think they might be slightly saver too. The smaller training boat that torpedoed the other day just kept going.
No cycles this year, since NZ won the last one with cycles they knew what an advantage that could be to powering their hydraulic systems and wrote that out of the rules for this cup cycle.

My guess is that they're in the harbor because these boats are going to be limited in their upper wind range...I saw a video of American Magic out in some heavy breeze and it looked like they had an uncontrolled bear-away at 40+ knots, cutting off their chase boats as they headed down to prevent from exploding. I remember thinking it was weaksauce when they were limited at 25knots in San Fran, I wonder if this boat is going to be overpowered much earlier...???

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Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

Postby Dave_5280 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:46 am

Good article about the importance of weight on the boats:

https://www.sailingworld.com/story/raci ... -the-ac75/

Another article with an AC veteran talking about what it is like onboard, computers, g forces in turns:

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cu ... -jet-power

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