34th America's Cup: multihulls!

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Blackburn
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    Another day, another Christopher Clarey article in the New York Times.

    (that Troublé quote you were asked about Randy, was a quote from Clarey's previous NYT article).


    Weather Delay Doesn’t Mean Inactivity


    EXCERPTS:


    C'mon guys! Apart from the bowsprit and the foils, Kramers is saying there's another three visible changes.

    What are they, on wing, rudders, and where else?

    :confused:
     
  2. Blackburn
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    A facebook post by ETNZ yesterday:

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    Something on AmericasCup.com. If Kramers so much as whispers anything, it gets repeated all over the place.

    lol

     
  3. Blackburn
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    This is from Martin Vanzulli's catsailingnews page; he's scaled the Aorteroa hulls down to F18 size and compares them to the Cirrus R:

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  4. Blackburn
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    A couple of quotes from articles highlighting the techie angles:

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    AC34 video about the production of the broadcasts:

     
  5. Erwan
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    Thanks Blackburn for posting the hull shapes

    More generally, regarding these fore and aft inflections on the keel line, isn't it the best solution to achieve a :
    "High Inertia Waterplane area" ??

    Martin Fisher first A-Cat design: the MIKAN already exhibited these kind of fore and aft rockers at the A-Cat Worlds in 1996.

    Cheers

    EK
     
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    A high inertia waterplane area, how is that described in layman's terms, as if to an imbecile?

    ;)

    That there's less hull in the water longitudinally?
     
  7. Blackburn
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    There's about an hour and a half until the next races start.

    Today they will be held! Both of them!

    And now, now I'm going to root for Team Oracle, absolutely.

    I don't want this to end yet, I want as many races as can be.

    I could care less whatever cheating may have occurred earlier.

    If they built fake helium-filled weight lookalikes as decorations for the chainplates, and were all wearing lead collars and shoulder pads while sailing, I don't give a sh** at this stage!

    If four million Kiwis are so desperate for the dénoument as soon as possible, I'd much rather see them have a collective conniption fit, than have it wrapped up already today.

    lol
     
  8. Leo Lazauskas
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    Some of the saccharine cloying media articles posted here would make
    you think that the AC is universally popular. As a counter-point, here
    are some views to the contrary that are clearly not written by Larry's
    advertising copy-writers....


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    the greatest sham on earth
    ==========================
    Nothing like a little hyperbole, but thanks to the limiting, incredibly
    artificial wind limits put in place (thanks to Artemis’ epic fail),
    today’s AC racing has been postponed until tomorrow. And if it blows the
    same tomorrow (this is breezy ‘frisco, after all. what, did they not
    think it wasn’t going to blow 20+ every single day?), and the day after
    that, and the day after that, and the day after that, well then what?
    Raise the wind limits to where they should be? Or just keep postponing
    day after day until the audience goes into a coma, the tired old men who
    are running this into the ground die of old age, and then cancel the
    entire event, declare the Kiwis the winners, and look forward to the
    grownups running the AC again?

    Either way, it is a ridiculous situation that once again the AC has put
    itself in. Every time this fiasco gains a little momentum, it resorts back
    to its default position: We Suck, and Couldn’t Manage A Soap Box Derby,
    Let Alone A Regatta Of This Magnitude If We Had To.

    Yes, we’re waiting for the complain e-mails saying how “going negative”
    isn’t helping the sport, blah blah blah, but lets call a spade a spade:
    Despite some fairly compelling moments of racing, this AC is a debacle.

    17 Sept. 2013: sailinganarchy.com

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    ac media blitz
    ==============
    Oh wait, there isn’t one. Save for the occasional “lamestream media” article,
    the usual fawning from the sailing glossies and a couple of fat, lazy and
    desperate rip-off bloggers, the sport that nobody cares about once again
    careens off the screen where it was barely even a blip, and along the way
    suffers another a blow at the hands of the super rich egocentric elitists
    and the whores who do their bidding.

    This AC looks like F1, only less interesting – a bunch of “foreigners”
    in a badly mismanaged event that virtually no one can relate to in almost
    any way. Didn’t one of them say something about appealing to the “Taco Bell
    Generation?” With this s*** show? Bahahaha.

    This AC is a potentially good idea gone horribly wrong thanks to the ACEA,
    Russell Coutts, Paul Cayard, ad nauseum. But at least after the Kiwis put
    the finishing touches on Oracle, “The Cup” will once again go into hibernation
    for four years and reemerge as, well, who the hell knows? And at this rate who
    the hell will care?
    18 Sept. 2013: sailinganarchy.com
     
  9. Blackburn
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    It really seems that people are so distracted and their attention so fragmented, that no-one can write worth a damn, anymore.

    Since the telephone was invented through to the broad adoption of Facebook and Twitter, technology's been helping people avoid having to exercise their brain, with pen in hand.

    It just gets worse and worse!

    :rolleyes:


    But! Here is a well-written and funny article about the America's Cup,
    a little gem among all the contributions thrown onto the internet:




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    Remember that photo I posted a day or two ago, of the America's Cup on the top of the Golden Gate bridge?

    Here's a little background about it, from an article describing Elizabeth Murphy's curious job, of managing the day to day activities of the Cup:

     
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    Just one more win baby......one more win!
     
  11. Leo Lazauskas
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    We are now at the critical juncture.
    One equipment busting mistake by NZ or a simple tactical mistake by Team Orc
    loses the whole shebang.
     
  12. RumnCoke
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    ETNZ on the cusp of greatness. The pressure mounts.
     
  13. Blackburn
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    GO ORACLE!

    Show us a fiendish start!
     
  14. Doug Lord
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    34th AC

    Go Team USA!! Give 'em hell!
     

  15. Leo Lazauskas
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    Wind has dropped a little, and the Orcs were set up for that.
    And the advantage of the port start.
    They could easily win this race and prolong the agony.
     
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