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With a bit of luck Oracle does something interesting this week and gives us something to talk about. The suspense is killing me, talk about keeping the crowd waiting....


like flipping their 45 or crashing into a static boat? doesnt the next ACWS start this week?[/quote]


Sure Does.


ECTNZ have had just as many as ORACLE. YES



It would be good yes - if they both do it simultaneously - be quite entertaining.




Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2012 has kicked off this week – the world’s largest information technology event. More than 50,000 attendees have gathered in downtown San Francisco, the host city for the 34th America’s Cup, and during the week they have several opportunities to taste the excitement of America’s Cup racing.

As part of the conference, attendees can preview the ORACLE TEAM USA America’s Cup World Series Analytics Dashboard, powered by Oracle Endeca Information Discovery. The dashboard demonstrates how this state-of-the art business analytics technology is being used to explore and analyze both structured and unstructured data. Live demos will be held at the ORACLE TEAM USA America’s Cup Pavilion at Yerba Buena Gardens on October 1, 2, and 3 from 1:30-2 p.m. PT, and on October 4 from 11-11:30 a.m. PT.


If you aren’t able to attend the live demonstration at Oracle OpenWorld, view the simulated tour of the ORACLE TEAM USA Analytics Dashboard. Click on the highlighted areas and explore race data and social media chatter to get the latest on ORACLE TEAM USA.


Attendees can also visit the ORACLE TEAM USA America’s Cup Pavilion on site at Yerba Buena Gardens during Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2012. Highlights of the pavilion include:

An ORACLE TEAM USA AC45 catamaran

Educational Innovation briefings on the technology used during races

The opportunity to meet crew of the 34th America’s Cup yacht

A gaming area, where attendees can grab an iPad to play virtual America’s Cup racing games and participate in contests win prizes

A PUMA merchandise store selling official ORACLE TEAM USA gear


Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2012 runs through Thursday, Oct. 4, and leads into the first day of racing for the next America’s Cup World Series San Francisco



Here is a detailed schedule: (California time )


Racing will begin on Wednesday the 3rd of October with the following schedule:


Wednesday, 3rd October

16:00 Match Racing Qualifiers


Thursday, 4th October

12:25 – 12:55 Match Racing – Quarterfinals

17:10 – 17:35 Fleet Racing – Race 1

17:50 – 18:15 Fleet Racing – Race 2


Friday, 5th October

16:05 – 16:35 Match Race – Quarterfinals

16:50 – 17:15 Fleet Racing – Race 3

17:30 – 17:55 Fleet Racing – Race 4


Saturday, 6th October

16:05 – 16:35 Match Race – Semifinals

16:50 – 17:15 Fleet Racing – Race 5

17:30 – 17:55 Fleet Racing – Race 6

18:10 – 18:25 Match Race – Final


Sunday, 7th October

13:55 – 14:25 Fleet Racing – Race 7


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i betcha oracle will have a "manual controlled" version of this...... mr spithill has been riding around on it



Shhhhh!!! The kiwis think they have it in the bag!...


At last a thinker!... you got it Osho. But don't tell royale & co.



Justin did you retain your N.Z citizenship and do you have duel passports?

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Oracle could brew their own craft beer and put a challenge to ETNZ. Although OR probably wouldn't want that kind of distraction at the moment. Although it would make for a better weekly video than a team Yoga session!

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you're right and hydraulic jobbies don,t need to be Auto!


also hinged can be controlled by a lever and a winch arrangement as well as manual pump re like the ISAF regs.


the only joy stick will be the JOY when they STICK it to the opposition...maybe?


keep in the square lads - keep in the square. :D


You Mean = = =



Altitude Control- Oracle controls altitude by pivoting the daggerboard F& A about the lower bearing to change the angle of incidence of the "L" foil, the way they do it is by having a crew member "fly" the boat using a joy stick hydraulically connected to a push rod that moves the board. In other words the boat is flown manually.


or do you reckon it,s done another way :angel: :angel: Justin. :think: :?: :?:

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Don't you know that with a cat the hulls are going through different parts of the wave train at the same time, this design allows one bow to be rising on the face of one wave whilst the other is coming down the back of the wave behind.

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Fully controlled flight. I think we might be in trouble here guys...





Do you believe that.


It,s a shot taken as it was just at 12 knots and just lifting to foil.

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Have you seen a photo of ETNZ at anything other than near level? So it is interesting that NONE of the Oracle ones have it remotely level.


Either one boat is much more extreme and taking more of a process to tune, or one boat is not flying as expected. Or maybe the SL33s are paying off and ETNZ dont need to test as much.


Certainly the hull flex indicates a different concept. Noone stuffs up that big by accident and interestingly the few photos of Oracles AC45 were bow up aswel...

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ETNZ have had a bit more practice, although their boat looked much more under control out of the box in those first foiling photos. Will be interesting to see how quickly OR can get comfortable and up to the ETNZ level of normality. One thing for sure, the OR boat has a lot less margin for error when the bows go under. Seems like ETNZ can recover from some pretty nasty situations with the extra buoyancy in the bows.

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