Apr 25, 2013

Spithill after flying Oracle AC72 #2: "Very Stiff , very Responsive"


A full structural redesign beyond moving the front beam forward and daggercase backwards. Oracle has now a pretty refined/stiffer machine (what happened to those saying that the extreme scary flex was a design goal????) and if they can escape pitchs they might be faster enough to retain the Cup. Still betting on ETNZ though as clearly OR is trailing behind the Kiwis key flying concepts.
Although Oracle is quite confident on their comparative performance, check this AC Uncut video on their thoughts on where they stand, the only problem is hearing how they have performed virtual races between all boats ... for sure it will help them to know where they stand, more after their test with AR #1 but they must remember that AR trusted 100% on those predictions too...

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