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The American boat is out after the Semi Finals Day 2, they crashed hard in an earlier trial and put a big hole in the hull. They were fast though, they posted the fastest speed of 53 knots (61 mph)  on Day 1 in very strong winds. This is pretty good coverage of that day.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rPmeg70tVtM

I love watching these pull away from the support and camera chase boats. Those have to cut across the course before the marks to catch up.

John Davies

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Yep - been watching it too.  Certainly this is a very "different" type of "sailing".  But, still interesting to watch.

Indeed, that American boat was fast but apparently not as stable as the Italian boat.  And, it really did appear that the Americans were out-sailed in virtually all aspects and that was even before the hole in the boat deal (caused by the Americans taking a very risky move when they were in the lead of that race).  Hopefully we will learn from this poor showing.

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Yes, we've  been watching..

It's been a real bummer for usa. But, as always in the sailing (and camping) community,  everyone reached out and helped when the foil broke away last week. Thank you, especially,  New Zealand! No one lost, the vessel saved.

 

 

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I'm not so certain you call these sail boats. Sail foils .... Really impressive tech.

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Maybe we should resurrect the old airplane term "flying boat"? Or a kind of hover plane?

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Cool video: What Happened to Giant Ekranoplans?

John Davies

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