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Post Options Post Options   Quote Teamvmg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 11 at 11:10am
I just can't see where a British team for one of these things will come from.

Plenty of decent sailors, but no team leader/backer
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Laser 173312 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 11 at 12:34pm
Sail World is reporting that the prototype tacks really quick. I.e. It's only on both hulls for about a second, that's foiling Moth territory. It was out today in mid 20 knot breezes no problem!
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Can't see there being a British team SKM took all the spotlight with Team Origin and the tight 3 and then dropped the whole thing. Also the way he cancelled the project on cost grounds would make life very difficult for any other British team to get backing.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bferry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 11 at 8:52pm
Found this video which gives an interesting insight and some good sailing footage of the AC45. Thought I'd share.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STYMxxEkPDM
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Originally posted by Teamvmg

I just can't see where a British team for one of these things will come from.


Possibly if/when the future "yoof sailing" circuit in AC45 happens, presumably as the AC teams themselves transition to AC72s. That seems more of a good intention than a concrete plan right now. I guess however somebody would still have to bankroll a team to a pretty serious extent.

There were rumblings of an alternative to TO immediately after KM pulled the plug but I didn't believe it at the time and the rumour seems to now have gone cold.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote s.a.l.t.y Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 11 at 12:40pm
found a better video with no talking, just sailing...


looks funking quick!
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Now the AC45 is sailing is it time to move this forum from Keelboats to Multihullls?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Jardine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 11 at 3:38pm
Originally posted by Laser 173312

Now the AC45 is sailing is it time to move this forum from Keelboats to Multihullls?


Good point and now done!
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AC45 is coming...... to Plymouth!! Tongue
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it's a bit bizarre, why Plymouth???
Maybe it's because there's no one else on the water
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