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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: pgp] #263834
09/15/13 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by pgp
Any sense O just does better in heavier air?


Yes - their aero package is better but I think the moderate air issues are more about technique than anything


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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263835
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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263836
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"We have now seen more passing in this Cup than any other Americas Cup dating back to the first defense in 1870."

That'll shut 'um up.


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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263837
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In case anybody's wondering. There is a race on, live on NBCSN.


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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263838
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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263839
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Beautiful


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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263840
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That's the best speed Oracle has ever done on a tack. low of 13.5 knots.


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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263841
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Oracle hitting 30 knots upwind


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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263842
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Gained over 10 seconds on that downwind leg, they have really found a few extra gears.
Fully foiling upwind!

Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263843
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Oracle foiling upwind at 32-33 knots


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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263844
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Low speed last tack 12.5 Knots Oracle


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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263845
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Low speed last tack 15.2 knots Oracle


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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263846
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350 meter delta. Quick, what's the fat lady doing?


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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263847
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Delta 33 seconds gate 3 for Oracle. Who woulda' thought


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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263848
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47 seconds, I think Ainslie is now promoted to skipper really.

Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263849
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FYI, Oracle just scored their first point. wink


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You could say that Oracle just ran a flawless race, if there ever was a perfect one, this race would be it.


Philip
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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263851
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Re: AC72 Oracle Team USA Spaceship has landed [Re: P.M.] #263852
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Here is an amazing stat.
Oracle AVERAGE speed: 31.63 knots NZ 31.32 knots

that's average speed


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Race 10 is underway, startline advantage to the kiwis.

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