Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed
If the NOAA report predicts an SCA (25+ kts); and the USCG issued the permit; who's responsible if there is another CATastrophic failure even if the winds were below the 20kt limit. What about apparent wind? Is there a 20kt limit on that too??
For what I saw in Valencia on the monohull finals, the boat are on the water and the teams and the race director discuss endlessly if there are conditions or not, if the wind is going to increase or lower and only when all are in agreement the race begins.
As in Valencia or S Francisco it is very easy to have winds over the limits those discussions and waiting time can be quite long with many racing days cancelled after spectators being there all day hoping to see a race that never happens.
Quite boring I can tell you.
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