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Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals » Geneva Lake Sprint race and the AC72.

The Bol D'or is a short race in the Lake Geneva or also named Lac Lemand. The length of this race doesn’t make justice to the difficulty’s it has, namely the wind conditions the sailors will find during the course. Tactics and fine hand on helm is a must to succeed here.
This is the second race we propose to be sailed with the new AC72 SOL boat.

I and Jan hope that all SOLers enjoy it.


--- Last Edited by JB at 2014-05-20 11:14:20 ---
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Might the new boat be ready for a Sprint race on Lake Geneva in 3Q2014 or will the possibly excessive performance loss for a tack or gybe not yet be addressed?
The proposal for the AC72 includes two innovations:
1/ a radically different performance loss model.
2/ a radical loss of boat speed above 28kn windspeed down to 0kn when the wind gets up to 40kn.
However....
the AC72 will fly just as well without these and there is no reason to simply:
1/ run with the existing performance loss model (there just won't be much tacking or gybing going on and quite a bit of pinching and soaking deep to clear a mark or obstacle, like in the KergCanCan only worse).
2/ assume all the boatspeed curves above 26kn are the same as at 26kn; you just can't go any faster.
If we did that, we could be out on Lac Leman or off Cascais as soon as there is a gap in the calender?

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