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post #10 of Old 09-18-2010
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I hope you're right scouse. They just need to push these boats more than the last AC. When they were crying about 1 meter waves it was pretty pathetic.
Part of the new order when seeking the new boats was to widen the range of conditions from the now 6" to 1foot waves and 1 to 3 knot limit. To something a lot broader (forgotten now but it seemed really reasonable when I read it a couple of months back.

Like this: America's Cup designers narrow down new boat class - ESPN
Coutts said a versatile boat is needed to minimize disruptions due to weather conditions.
"Delays and postponements kill interest," Coutts said. "America's Cup boats shouldn't be the last to start racing and the first to quit while other classes are still racing. They also need to be designed from the outset to unleash the full potential of television."

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