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Two boat tuning?

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Forum Name: America's Cup
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Topic: Two boat tuning?
Posted By: ifoxwell
Subject: Two boat tuning?
Date Posted: 13 Jan 12 at 7:41am
So why arnt ETNZ allowed to test with Luna Rossa and yet Oracle for instance are running two boats side by side?

Ian


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Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 13 Jan 12 at 7:59am
I haven't looked into the details, but I think its all about how many boats are built within a design team. Easy to imagine Britain Team 1, Britain Team 2, Team 3, Team 4 etc, all with two boats and all tuning up against each other, effectively one team with ten boats. The idea, I think, is that if two teams coperate they are seen as one team in terms of the cost saving measures.


Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 13 Jan 12 at 9:53am
it isn't to do with the AC45s (which are OD); it's to do with the big boats, which Oracle will have only one of, as far as I understand. I'm pretty sure the teams are free to enter multiple AC45s into the ACWS; indeed (as BAR shows) one does not have to be challenger for AC34 to enter the ACWS. The two competions are related but are seperate in some respects.

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