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  • Re: IMSYC 2011
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    Wash your mouth with soap sir :)
    Done! :-)
  • Re: IMSYC 2011
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    76: I'm new to this. Didn't even know we had public profiles. Eh - I can't find them.Pls help:)

    Found it. I'd put a blushing smiley here if I could find it.

    --- Last Edited by Tom Nordahl at 2011-06-17 18:55:45 ---
  • Re: IMSYC 2011
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    And Tempest. We would have had the same ddiscussion if katrin had had the same bulge. As I said: "I'm a real competetive guy" and I would have pointed it out myself.
  • Re: IMSYC 2011
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    Tempest: I was competetive in my selection. I decided that all the "realy fast guys" would choose uprising, so I figgered i'd be better off in the "second best" boat. I'm also a sucker for a pretty face:)
    Anyhoo, as history will show - it worked.

    The real issue here is the "absolute denial" and wierd explanations after the fact.
    All boats have bulges in their polars.
    The keel dipping lower in water giving greater speed at that windspeed.
    Boats can sail faster than the wind at TWA 180.
    Its not uncommon that boats can be designed to sail faster at a specific windspeed and direction.
    One polar is in m/s but the one useg in the race is in knots. I could go on.

    Its just a game, so somebody could have said: Oopss - we really screwed up here. And that would have been it. End of discussion.

    Tom
  • Re: IMSYC 2011
    Board » General Discussion
    OK, I'll send them to you.

    But I disagree with your statement that it makes no diff to us. And now I'm getteing real petty and whiny.
    It makes a diff overall ranking wise and its the overall position that is used in SOLs ranking. Speaking purely for my self - dont think anybody else is as whiny as I am - I know that several uprisings passed me on the final leg. Them TWA 180 and my gybing at VMG. I sat there scratching my head and fired up Navmonpc (and I know it is not acurate) but Whoaa!! How dey do dat???

    Some may have noticed that I'm a really competetive kinda guy:)
  • Re: IMSYC 2011
    Board » General Discussion
    76: How do I send the grib files to you? Do you have a "junk e-mail addy - where you let ppl you don't know send you stuff.
  • Re: IMSYC 2011
    Board » General Discussion
    And comparing with katrinautic. At twa 180 TWS 7.8 - the katrin does 5 kn. uprising does 10!

    I do not agree with tour statement that the "katrin has a similar bulge"!

    Still friends - I hope:)
  • Re: IMSYC 2011
    Board » General Discussion
    Aaron, hunkering down below my desk - with my helmet on, I beg to differ.

    The contentious curve (TWS 7.8 kn) in uprisings polar has a a "bulge" between TWA 140 and TWA 180. The boatspeeds there are all the same 9.7 kn. I have never seen a polar like that, and I challenge any designer to design a boat, sailing faster than the wind - within the IMSYC rules - at TWA 180.
  • Re: IMSYC 2011
    Board » General Discussion
    76: I have all the grib files. Hadn't gotten around to deleting them yet.
    Do you really want them?
  • Re: IMSYC 2011
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    Nope, Arrabbiata is my Sunwind RC. That name was already taken when I joined SOL

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