America's Cup Thread

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by Larksea, May 29, 2017.

  1. Jabby

    Jabby Senior Member

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    a question for someone who may know more than I, are the current courses roughly the same size as those used with the mono hulls? each leg seems very quick and i'm just trying to work out if thats purely down to the much faster boats.

    i've heard mention of foiling monohulls, that could be the best mix, still larger boats with full crews but with greater speed.

    ...i'd love to see a spinnaker again...it was always a hold your breath moment as the boats came around the mark and started hauling the spinnaker out..would it unfurl fast enough or was this the moment the chasing team could make its mark etc
     
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  3. The Jones Boy

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    In terms of course size, the length is similar, maybe a wee bit smaller but the Cats burn up the down wind scale like its nothing and the races are lucky to last 40 minutes.

    I'd be keen to see monohulls, crews of at least ten and and races that last 90 minutes on average and two races per day.

    Spinnakers and Gennakers essential.

    You are dead right, it's great to see if the crews are going to drop their sails in the water and cause a big issue or if they have selected the correct sail and are getting maximum thrust.
     
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