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post #15 of Old 10-17-2012
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Re: Team Oracle Boat Capsizes

Now that I've gotten used to seeing cats so much, I can't say I favor one or the other now. Heck, wasn't one recent AC a cat vs. a mono? If parity could be somewhat ensured, I wouldn't mind a broad construction rule that allows for either.

I will say that when I first saw an AC45, it seemed kind of unweildy to me. Something I can't really pin down about the sail just looking too tall for the platform. With the AC72's, it seems even worse (at least with Oracle, which is the only 72 I have seen thus far.

I think it's getting to the point, for me, where the offseason between AC's carries even more excitement than the actual race. I'm already hungry to see the design rule for the next AC race after this one.
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