35th Americas Cup: Foiling Multihulls!

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    Clearly, the big centrifugal force ejected him ! I wonder how many g's are there ?
     
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    I think he just wanted to cool off :D

    Almost looks like he used the tramp area at the last step as a spring board,...or perhaps his forward motion was just too much to put the brakes on at the last moment.
     
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    35th America's Cup on Foils---Oracle

    Oracle nose up rudder foil: pix by Sam Greenfield

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    TNZ-----whoa!

     
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    More Testing:

     
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    Another-longer video of Oracle's capsize today:

     

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    A rumor unlikely to be true?
    But I've been predicting at least one Team would come through with a foil/set-up combination that would allow this to work:

    As ever, it’s those crafty Kiwis keeping the rest guessing, with a rumour that the New Zealanders are working on one foil set that will carry them through the wind range and removing that morning weather forecasting headache. At what cost to top-end speed you’d have to wonder? Even the Kiwis can’t change the laws of physics.

    Rumours abound as the teams run out of time to make significant changes to their boats - Yachting World http://www.yachtingworld.com/americas-cup/americas-cup-rumours-abound-as-the-challengers-run-out-of-time-to-make-significant-changes-to-their-boats-107355
     
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