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post #308 of Old 05-23-2013
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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

I find it strange that the AC is now suggesting major changes to the parameters of these events 1 month before the LVC. These boats were specifically designed to sail in the conditions that are described for this AC event. If one or more of the boats is designed for heavier conditions than the revised rules; then it's overbuilt now, which deem it obsolete. So say Artemis and Luna Rossa built their boats more lightly to begin with; it would benefit those teams immensely if the conditions of the race were changed to lower the windspeeds. You know Oracle made structural and design changes after their accident; and ETZ is saying they are good to go in 30kts; so why should they put their boats at any disadvantage?
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