SailNet Community - View Single Post - Oracle Team USA forfeits both ACWS season titles
View Single Post
Old 08-10-2013
Omatako's Avatar
Omatako Omatako is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Posts: 2,516
Thanks: 1
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Omatako will become famous soon enough
Re: Oracle Team USA forfeits both ACWS season titles

It is by now reasonably common knowledge Oracle AC72's were originally designed without foiling in mind and were thus deliberately designed to be stern-heavy to reduce the possibility of going seriously bow-down (that proved to be something of a waste of time as well).

This is also the reason why Oracle attempted to bend the rules under the guise of safety enhancements by proposing additional elevators on their rudders to aid level foiling

Given what is now known to have happened in the AC45 series and seeing how apparently level the Oracle AC72's are foiling in recent times, the measurement committee would do well to look for some strategically placed illegal weights in the AC72's as well.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."

Arthur C. Clarke
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook