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goinoff



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: AC Rocks!! Reply with quote

The America's cup races have been awesome and incredible to watch. If you haven't had a chance to go watch, you should. Oracle won today making it an 8-6. NZ needs one more...More wind tomorrow...Oracle in the middle of an epic comeback winning the last 4 races...Exciting stuff!!!
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KevinDo



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought with today they won the last 5?? Very impressive comeback! Have been watching every race! I was up there maybe a month ago and got to watch luna rossa with the Kiwis.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonder if we can get them in the Ronstan Bridge-to-Bridge. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They'd get killed. Those wings don't work straight downwind. Tho Ellison might be able to turn it into a big, twin-hull, foiling kiteboard. How about it, Larry?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly off-topic, but a week and a half ago my wife & I were stand-up paddling in San Pedro (prior to windsurfing in the afternoon) and paddled right up to Hydroptere, which was docked close to the Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club. Awesome!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, we saw Hydrosphere docked at MarinaBayYachtClub a few months back, maybe 4. Pretty darn impressive, and looking like a real working boat.
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lanceberc



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dennis_c wrote:
They'd get killed. Those wings don't work straight downwind. Tho Ellison might be able to turn it into a big, twin-hull, foiling kiteboard. How about it, Larry?


This year's winner averaged ~26kts on a foiling kiteboard; the AC72s are much faster than that downwind if they don't crash - the B2B was run in much more wind than the AC races.
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barry



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noted above as long as they 72 holds together it would dominate the B to B.

Ashttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvA6AKFX4r0
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bmartinez



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dennis_c wrote:
They'd get killed. Those wings don't work straight downwind. Tho Ellison might be able to turn it into a big, twin-hull, foiling kiteboard. How about it, Larry?


It might have got settled already...

Kai Lenny's Kite Board vs. ORACLE TEAM USA's AC72 - YouTube
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wendel



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dennis_c wrote:
They'd get killed. Those wings don't work straight downwind. Tho Ellison might be able to turn it into a big, twin-hull, foiling kiteboard. How about it, Larry?

Not true. Look at the AC course and note how it's basically 2 upwind legs and 2 downwind legs. The boats crush downwind
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