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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed
I reckon that if safety is to be enhanced it should be through placing a limit to windspeed. If a boat can do double the true windspeed then sailing it in 30 knots plus with a sail that can't dump wind is a little crazy (IMHO). They should cancel all sailing if the true windspeed exceeds , say, 20 knots.
There is a limit on the windspeed (30K?) like there was a (a lower) limit for AC monohulls. That cannot change know, it is part of the race rules and the boats were supposedly designed to be able to sail on those conditions. If some can't...well, good for the one(s) that can i(f the wind blows withy that strength on racing days).
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