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    Posted: 30 Mar 18 at 6:43pm
The best helms still manage to crash, what a crash will be like with that blade?

Looks pretty scary to me. Most concerning, from the point of view of the sailing from my point of view is that the foil is both so vulnerable and dangerous that close quarters racing is going to be something to avoid. That's a real shame. 
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Going to end in tears.
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People trying to be radical for the sake of it, having dug themselves a hole by saying it would go back to monohulls.

Real radical would have been to run it in something slow and tactical this time round. Maybe 80 foot long Fireflies, with 10 people running back and forth for the roll tacks. Teamwork, not technology, would really win out then.
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Well, it seems the new AC rule has been published...

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/203544/Americas-Cup-class-rule-published-ahead-of-time

You can get to the actual rule at the link below. I must be getting old: I started skimming it and gave up bored.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jlbGdGZ-XERd63SGESoMamTgGZdRiPZJ/view

Whatever the merits and otherwise of this new style of boat, I would like to have been party to the thinking that evaluated all the perceived issues with recent AC platforms, and produced this as the best possible fix to those issues. Their evaluation of the problems must have been very different to mine...

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Originally posted by sargesail

Well I do think back to the 'you won't be able to match-race foiling cats' comments back when they were introduced to us.  While it changed the game it certainly wasn't anything like the non (match) event predicted.  So I'll wait and see.

I think there will be technological answers to an exclusion zone around those foils.....

But for sure they're going to do a lot of leeway at slow speeds!

I'm all for doing different. Loved the cats. I just think it might be a tad dangerous, is all.
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Well I do think back to the 'you won't be able to match-race foiling cats' comments back when they were introduced to us.  While it changed the game it certainly wasn't anything like the non (match) event predicted.  So I'll wait and see.

I think there will be technological answers to an exclusion zone around those foils.....

But for sure they're going to do a lot of leeway at slow speeds!
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Oooh 1.5 ton blades whizzing about on an unstable platform.
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So we've gone from 14' two person dinghies via 18' three person and 30' 9 person dinghies to 75' 12 (or so) person dinghies.........
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Quote: "Not designed to be super stable". This is going to be like 'Ben Hur's" chariot race! I think Ben needs to call his AC75 - 'Boataseaa'.
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