AC 36 Foiling Monohulls

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  1. OzFred
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    It seems the foil arms have been delayed a little longer with no explanation. In the meantime, a promo for the Sardenga leg of the America's Cup World Series (ACWS), scheduled to be held from 23 to 26 April 2020, has been released:

     
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    Some speculation over on SA that the new design is labor and material intensive (it looks it) and that is cause of the second delay.

    Cheers,

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    “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” - Christopher Hitchens

    Or as Illy might have said: "Ok, but then what?" :)
     
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    Well, of course. I labeled it as speculation, or as old-time intel analysts used to call them, a "tipper." Worth nothing in itself, but could lead to something if followed.

    The really important thing is they project appears to have burned a great deal of their schedule slack in the Rev. 1 fiasco and so any schedule slips from here on in will be more or less painful.

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    Indications of/speculation about further delay from Tom Ehman at Sailing Illustrated. In video:

    https://www.sailingillustrated.com/home/category/America's-Cup

    At ~1:16:50 he states (without evidence, and therefore by Hitchens' Law etc. etc.) that the foil arms will be delayed until end of August or into September. FWIW and all that jazz. He also says (similar disclaimers) that work on Stars and Stripes has not resumed.

    Earl
     
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    Just stumbled across that on SailWeb, which is a rehashing of the Tom Ehman article at Sailing Illustrated. Seems the LRPP surrogate was pretty much a scaled down version of the real thing.

    The continuing foil arm delay means syndicates may now be up to 6 months behind schedule, we should have seen some AC75s in the water by now.
     
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    Tom Ehman (usual disclaimers) reports that the delivered foil arms are having to be repaired by the teams owing to surface delamination.



    Discussion starts at ~1:03:30

    Earl
     
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    American Magic's first hull being delivered…
     
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    I have no idea about the original source of this image, but it's apparently the NYYC boat. It seems ugly to me, but I guess it's beautiful to some…
     

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    I presume the hull should be mostly aerodynamic due to its mode of functioning, and Airbus is in the backdrop.
     
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