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I don't know how many folders are into the art of sailing the wind but these teams from USA and NZ are going as fast as possible with the least amount of drag and the most amount of catching and power possible in their field.

https://www.facebook.com/Stuff.co.nz/photos/a.142890234267.109312.21253884267/10155481791604268/?type=3&theater

Joined: 06/06/2013
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I used to race competitively.

I used to race competitively. I also remember "sailing" on the sand flats at the northern end of the South Island of NZ when I was there on vacation. That was a blast.
The current America's cup boats are very much like the old fashioned sailing in terms of starting tactics, trying to get better air, etc. But they are so high tech that now half the crew are not even sailors -- there are triathletes "grinding" winches with pedals instead of catching their fingers in the old fashioned winches with handles. Amazing machines, but not like an 8-10 boat race :)

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