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The NEW Americas's Cup boat or planes?

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  1. Dicktator

    Dicktator Vagitarian

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

     
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  2. mr. sin

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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.
     
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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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  5. Hudson

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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.
     
  7. Dicktator

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

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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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  11. Dicktator

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    Glad I came to WB. I had forgot to record this
     
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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..
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    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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    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.
     
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    hopefully team usa pulls ff 1 win today but at they look like shit


    NBC is broadcasting the race
     
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    I blame the kiwis on Team USA sandbagging it for their team. Bastards.
     
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    wow this team is sucking ass this weekend
     

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