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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed
and that is what I was talking about
"But the issue of reducing the wind limits for the regatta is likely to prove the most divisive for the teams.
The regatta director's recommendations advise the wind limit be reduced to 20kts in July, 21kts in August, and 23kts in September, with additional wind limit adjustments for tide and sea state.
Team New Zealand managing director Grant Dalton told the Herald at the weekend his team made trade-offs with the design of their boat to ensure it was robust enough to cope with the wind range originally set down in the protocol, and extensive testing had shown their boat was reliable in heavy conditions...
"We have confidence in our boat - design, engineering and construction -and the sailing and support crews. We have invested a lot of time and money on safety."
Yachting: Safety increases recommended for America's Cup - Sport - NZ Herald News
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