Monday, 4 March 2013

America's Cup update, Grant Dalton blogs entry on the current AC landscape

From the Emirates Team New Zealand blog by Grant Dalton:

http://etnzblog.com/#!2013/03/changes-in-the-sailing-landscape

Grant Dalton blogs on the happenings of the past few weeks ….

I hadn’t written anything for a while but the PR Department says the changing landscape of everything, “it’s about time you wrote a blog”. So here I am writing a blog on a Saturday afternoon as the shore crew works away changing, maintaining, optimising as they always do.

A lot has happened over the last few weeks in this run up to America’s Cup although to many observers it may tend to look like business as usual.

Well it is to a degree, I guess, but firstly Oracle has re-emerged and Artemis has gone back to the shed. The landscape changed for us on those couple of days that Oracle and Artemis trained together.

We got an answer to the questions: Is foiling correct? Is the trade off worth it? We always thought we were right but could never be sure. Even if the answer is still not totally clear, all teams are headed in the foiling direction so that helps us put that one to bed.

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