Sunday, February 28, 2021

America's Cup and New Zealand

So alas the Brits aka Team Multinational Chemicals Company won't be competing in the America's Cup.


However, to be honest, the Italian team aka fashion company did look more impressive.  But why?

These AC75s are incredibly advanced, including features that aren't on any yacht I've sailed, of which the foil is only the most visible. It can be hard to work out what is actually going on, where each team has an advantage, so I've been relying on those with more knowledge, in particular the Mozzy Sails YouTube channel.

Great analysis - thanks!

I'm looking forward to the America's Cup races starting - whenever. It was due to be next weekend but apparently its been delayed due to Covid.

Of course due to the time zones I won't be able to watch it live, which is a shame, though that is a double edged sword. During a telecon I was on last week I heard this plaintive comments from the New Zealand delegate: "Madam Chair, it is currently 3:40 in the morning here in New Zealand".


I'm ok with streaming it on YouTube: I can watch it over my morning coffee.