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How much wind and sea will these present boats race in?
The wind limits for this series and for the early rounds of the Prada Cup challenger series are 6.5 knots and 21 knots (the upper limit changes to 23 knots for challenger final and the America's Cup).
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Does anybody know where I can find the SI's for this series, or at least an explanation of the variations from the current RRS?
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Originally posted by Rupert

As for the grumpy, argumentative uk press conferences... compared to the Vendee globe teams and skippers who are a proper community, it just seems pretty and a bit sh*t.

I remember the even grumpier and accusations of cheating at the Dennis Connor press conferences ... ;-)


True, the AC has been a bitter battlefield almost since inception. Doesn't inspire me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GarethT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 20 at 7:32am
Well that race was everything i feared. ETNZ comes off the foils in conditions LR is still foiling in. 1 km+ lead and LR comes off foils in v light wind. Both boats Bob around then wind fills in from the back and ETNZ make up the massive gap and sail past. Ended up a close finish, but just wacky races.

Spectacle, yes, but good racing?

Delta between foiling and not is massive, and it just takes too long to get them going. At least with the cats they could get foiling quite quickly. One bad tack/gybe or lull and it's game over.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 20 at 11:39am
At least 3 of the boats can have a sort of race

Its not particularly interesting - just drag racing and trying to stay foiling

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Post Options Post Options   Quote GarethT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 20 at 3:25pm
100m sprint would be a spectacle if they did it in wellies full of custard. Wouldn't be the pinnacle of the sport though. It would be It's A Knockout.

Feels like it will be a much lesser event than last time (and I wasn't totally convinced about that)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 20 at 3:56pm
"Wouldn't be the pinnacle of the sport though"

Therein lies a question to which I don't have the answer, mind I do have an old fashioned opinion.

Sport is balanced towards people, athleticism and skills.

A technical arms race is more towards technicians and business resources.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Dec 20 at 4:07pm
Certainly very odd to watch a sailing event that appears to be totally without any tactics or strategy - other than staying on the foils ?

If only 3 nations challenge its got to be time to review this before it slowly dies itself

You could forgive it if the racing was amazing but its just not

Nobody will watch this and think about taking up sailing - its more akin to a console game
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