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    Posted: 06 Sep 12 at 4:53pm
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35 knots....That is faster than the rescue boats at my sailing club! Where do you sail?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lukepiewalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Sep 12 at 5:20am
Surely the point is moot. They are going to race on a 3nm course, they can afford lots of rescue boats, generally, when requiring outside assistance, you are no longer travelling at 35 knots...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote catmandoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Sep 12 at 9:01am
Tornados can reach speeds like that , nothing ground breaking yet other than its a huge moster to be flying , 

Not sure rescue boats having to travel at same speeds is a requirement anyway , chase boats for filming , umpiring yes, but plenty of boats capable for that .

Infact remember as a youff was in awe of icarus , a foiling tornado , which was pretty much perfected, but not really any faster than a standard boat , heady recollections can be vastly wrong however .


Still if they can get an ac 72 flying still hope for my lardy ass 
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Originally posted by Timmus

I repeat....
 
Do you think we are going to reach speeds faster than motor rescue boats or is that just silly?


The ETNZ rib has 1200 bhp on the back and can do 58 knots. I think they will be ok Wink
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aye, not even Vestas Sailrocket 2 can yet outrun that. Yet.
 
Also, safety boats don't actually need to "keep up". They just need to have a decent "response time".
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Originally posted by alstorer

aye, not even Vestas Sailrocket 2 can yet outrun that. Yet.
 
Also, safety boats don't actually need to "keep up". They just need to have a decent "response time".
No but Jury boats do. So are we going to see them in helicopters or have several jury boats dotted around the course.
 
Alternatively can the jury just sit behind a monitor and use all the video and data feeds from the boats.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote getafix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Sep 12 at 9:18pm
Yawn..... Don't get me wrong, the "boats" rock and I'd flipping lov a go, however as far as a racing spectacle it will be dire, at best.  As recently well proven at the Olympics and by the last Americas Cup travesty, evenly matched, relatively slow, boats provide the best closest racing.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote stewart smith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Sep 12 at 9:28pm

There was no cats at the Olympics. The most boring fleet to watch was the ultra slow Star. I presume that getafix has managed to miss the AC 45s on his computer.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote blueboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Sep 12 at 6:41am
I've watched quite a bit of AC45 racing, on YouTube and at Plymouth. I've watched the Women's Match Racing on iPlayer and at Weymouth. The latter was better racing, with more place changes and generally more engaging by miles. The contrast comprehensively demolishes the argument that the fastest boats make the most exciting racing for the spectator except, perhaps, for the channel surfer who watches for 30 seconds before switching back to the footie.
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