Americas Cup: whats next?

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Doug Lord, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Paul B

    Paul B Previous Member

    I define match racing as do most people who actually do it. I'm not sure where you get your definition.

    Or maybe you think the AC has been using handicaps all these years?

    Have you ever read the IYRU RRS, Appendix C?

    Match racing in no way means One Design. It has not in the AC, in the Six Meter Challenges, in the Olympics when the Solings matched raced in the finals, etc, etc, etc.
     
  2. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Just to embellish that quote.
    If the 2013 AC proves to be less popular to the crews, sponsors and the general viewing public, ---then it might give some credence to "Going Backwards".

    But don't hold your breaths. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Paul B

    Paul B Previous Member

    So, if the last AC using monos had 11 challengers and the current multi format has 2.5, how would that fit in with your idea regarding popularity?

    Maybe the Olympics should change the fencing competition to use Thompson submachine guns. The opponents would not have to get too close to one another, the "wow" factor would be higher, and TV ratings should be better than those boring old epees.
     
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Paul.
    What a ridiculous comparison. :rolleyes:
    That's only a small part of the whole.
     
  5. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    But there is merit to the fact they there are very few challengers meaning one drops out there is no AC

    My comment way back is either its a spectacle or its the industry at its top end.
    So its the top end of multi-hulls which are a drop in the ocean in he world of sailing so does that means its a drop in the ocean in the sailing industry?
    Same question the Olympics is playing with re kite boarding
     
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Now youv'e got me completely confused. :eek:
     
  7. Gary Baigent
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    Well, if you silly flat earthers can't adapt to change and your basis of success is popularity and numbers - just check out the SA and Bd.net multihull/AC forums, big change there in the last few days, the multi numbers are consistently higher than the monos ... so times achanging boys, time to catch up.
     
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    Kite ac72

    Hi,

    I will not be the first and certainly not the last if I say Hardwingsails are a nuisance.
    There is one very obvious solution for the future Americas cupclass:
    Foiling cats with kites. Not sure if they are fast on the close to wind courses.
    Does anyone has very obvious design problems for a kite AC72 class?

    Inspiration was the kitetender. Just launched in The Netherlands.
    http://www.kitetender.nl/ and the all to well known kite tankers http://www.kiteship.com/ http://www.skysails.info/english/
     

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    MoeJoe Junior Member

    Big foiling cats *with Kites* instead of sails would be pretty cool actually. Perhaps safer and equally fast?
     
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    You need an update:

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    :p
     

  11. MoeJoe
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    MoeJoe Junior Member

    Hehe, forgot the "with kites" part..
     
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