The NEW Americas's Cup boat or planes?

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These boats are amazing? They are using aeronautics experts to help in the design.

 

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they've been using this design for the past 5 years

if you have nbcsn Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 1pm to 3pm live coverage,

June 10 and 11 1 to 3pm for the cup
 

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there is a vid from a few years ago on what they did to design these.
 

mr. sin

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these are the only vids I had left in my watch later folder on YouTube sorry.

old design

tech and design
 

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Saw a great movie about this with Mathew Modine and Jennifer Grey about 10 years ago, I think it was called Wind.
 

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We should thank New Zealand for keeping professional sailing alive.
 

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Saw a great movie about this with Mathew Modine and Jennifer Grey about 10 years ago, I think it was called Wind.

Not sure if you are joking or not, but I loved that movie. It came out in 1992 so it's 25 years old.
 

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team new zealand errr i mean team usa(most of the team is made up of kiwis) looks good on the water today and go up 1-0 in the finals
 

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1st round & 2nd of the finals is today/sunday from 1 to 230pm eastern on nbc not nbcsn


 
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A friends facebook post about sailing (he posted that he was sailing to Nantucket on a Reach and only needed a single tack) that I had zero comprehension of what he said...So i read and watched a bunch of youtube videos about sailing...I had NO IDEA that the sails function like a wing...I was still, my whole life, thinking that all sailboats sailed like the square rigged mayflower...Wind pushed you...Nope...They can sail in virtually any direction. I was amazed. I can't believe I didn't know this....

Anyhow he's on his friends boat and the thing is a gem. I would love to retire on a boat like that and just follow the warm weather..

and here is a shot of the boat after the mooring line broke during a little squall known as hurricane Irene..It was not really damaged and was plopped back in by a crane during high tide

 

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.I had NO IDEA that the sails function like a wing...I was still, my whole life, thinking that all sailboats sailed like the square rigged mayflower...Wind pushed you...Nope...They can sail in virtually any direction. I was amazed. I can't believe I didn't know this....
That's why I love sailing. Anyone can turn a key and a steering wheel
and pilot a boat. It takes some knowledge and some work to sail.
The upside is the quiet of sailing along with no motor rumbling or
the smell of gas or diesel fuel. It's awesome.
 

mr. sin

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hopefully team usa pulls ff 1 win today but at they look like shit


NBC is broadcasting the race