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Re: Do you believe in miracles???
We all know both boats were loaded with elite sailors. That doesn't account for the very sudden change in Oracle's performance. The boat went from unsteady on it's foils to rock solid foiling on every point of sail almost over night. That has nothing to do with the afterguard, and I doubt it has to do with some extra practice hours, and a "superhuman effort to improve boathandling" as Oracle would have us believe.
Maybe it was an 11th hour "eureka moment" by the engineers coming up with the magic formula for stable flight. Maybe it is all perfectly innocent and fully within the rules. Unfortunately Team Oracle has a history of blatant cheating, combined with the fact that they have refused to comment about their foil control system at all, could lead one to believe that they have something to hide.
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