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Americas cup

Discussion in 'Sports' started by sandgroper, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. wannaklr

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    I'm no sailor. But if my which search is right, these boats are about twice the length of the "traditional" 12 meter yachts of yore? Sounds a bit unwieldy, perhaps?

    Pity about the offshore. TV event only, then. The stadium racing concept was an exciting one and added to the spectacle.

    They mentioned foiling might be possible. A very long monohull foiling? That would be a sight to see.
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    If they can foil a 75 foot hull, I'm in!
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    This may help. From Wiki.

    “The 12 Metre class is a rating class for racing sailboats that are designed to the International rule. It enables fair competition between boats that rate in the class whilst retaining the freedom to experiment with the details of their designs. The designation "12 Metre" does not refer to any single measurement on the boat, and is not referencing the vessels overall length, rather, measures the sum of the components directed by the formula which governs design and construction parameters. Typically 12 Metre class boats range from 65 to 75 feet (about 20 to 23 m) in length overall; they are most often sloop-rigged, with masts roughly 85 feet (26 m) tall.”
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    Thanks, it does.
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    You made me look up where they are in the cycle. Still in the conceptual stage, I guess?

    This bit will lead to tears.


    "As a cost-cutting measure, the new America’s Cup rule is likely to ban tank testing of hulls and wind tunnel testing, the argument being that computer modelling and simulation are so accurate that physical testing is not required."

    A F1 team tried that a few years ago. Unmitigated disaster. Too complex, too many variables.
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    A foiled monohull with wing sails that are soft. I wonder how hard it will be to lift them onto the foils?

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    Bens new skiff
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    Cool, thanks for the link. I'm so used to the bigger boats it's taking me time to get used to the smaller size.
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    Here is where it is happening.

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    Only watched first four minutes so far, but the wind and waves make for a fine spectacle.