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Originally posted by sargesail

Well I do think back to the 'you won't be able to match-race foiling cats' comments back when they were introduced to us.  While it changed the game it certainly wasn't anything like the non (match) event predicted.  So I'll wait and see.

I think there will be technological answers to an exclusion zone around those foils.....

But for sure they're going to do a lot of leeway at slow speeds!

I'm all for doing different. Loved the cats. I just think it might be a tad dangerous, is all.
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Well, it seems the new AC rule has been published...

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/203544/Americas-Cup-class-rule-published-ahead-of-time

You can get to the actual rule at the link below. I must be getting old: I started skimming it and gave up bored.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jlbGdGZ-XERd63SGESoMamTgGZdRiPZJ/view

Whatever the merits and otherwise of this new style of boat, I would like to have been party to the thinking that evaluated all the perceived issues with recent AC platforms, and produced this as the best possible fix to those issues. Their evaluation of the problems must have been very different to mine...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Mar 18 at 12:53pm
People trying to be radical for the sake of it, having dug themselves a hole by saying it would go back to monohulls.

Real radical would have been to run it in something slow and tactical this time round. Maybe 80 foot long Fireflies, with 10 people running back and forth for the roll tacks. Teamwork, not technology, would really win out then.
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Going to end in tears.
The best helms still manage to crash, what a crash will be like with that blade?
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The best helms still manage to crash, what a crash will be like with that blade?

Looks pretty scary to me. Most concerning, from the point of view of the sailing from my point of view is that the foil is both so vulnerable and dangerous that close quarters racing is going to be something to avoid. That's a real shame. 
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Short video on home page, looks even more dangerous in real life.
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Originally posted by 423zero

Short video on home page, looks even more dangerous in real life.
Have you seen the video the 'the crash' from a couple of days ago?

If the ineos produced video makes you feel it's dangerous, then the third party video of the big stack will scare you sh*tless! 
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Got a link ? Can't find it.
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It's on SA front page. 

The video went up on facebook, in bad, but slightly better quality. It then went down hours later. This video on the page seems to be a very low quality copy of the already shaky video! But it gives you the idea. 


I can't get teh link to work, but on the SA homepage, then scroll down to 30th of August, beneath Holy Trinité post. 


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