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post #69 of Old 09-14-2013
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Re: AC 34 - What If?

It seems NZ is clearly faster upwind, but US has an edge downwind. That may reasonably even the boats out. However, if i had to choose, I would take the upwind boat every day. The real problem for the US is NZ has had better tactics, or at least hasn't screwed theirs up like OR has a few times, and has executed with near precision, which is what it really takes to win the AC.

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