Saturday, January 09, 2010

What is this?

Greetings from cold and windy Valencia. Yesterday's snowfall already seems to be a distant memory and the venue of the 33rd America's Cup woke under blue and clear skies and a great sunshine. Nevertheless, conditions are far from benign. A very strong westerly breeze is whipping the city, something that will, undoubtedly, make the life of Alinghi's BMW Oracle's shore crews difficult today. We will have photos as well as a very interesting interview shortly. In the meantime, can you guess what these people are carrying in the photo?

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21 Comments:

At 1:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a new sail wing probably by BO team

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger Joby said...

Oracle's wing mast.
This is going to be the greatest event ever!

 
At 1:42 PM, Anonymous Manuel said...

new alingi's wing sail

Manuel

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Niggi said...

This is the new Alinghi wing!

 
At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOR Wing sail.

 
At 6:35 PM, Anonymous Michel said...

Its a picture of a short fat man standing around watching other people working.

 
At 8:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is one of the 8 flaps composing the wingsail, under the tent in the DoGpound at commercial port of Valencia. Alinghi would like to have a similar one !!!

 
At 9:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:37
...maybe and BMWO would like two ACup's (2003-07)!!!

 
At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it looks like they are Constructing the wing in Valencia is that OK... unless its a new one being built in US... then its a waste of time and money as it will not make it here for the 8th Feb any way...

GOOD ONE LARRY

 
At 11:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

all I notice is tugboats belly has expanded :)

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger robert said...

Rear beam aerodynamical extension.
Rob.

 
At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

POP toot toot

 
At 3:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...well there´s a difference between constructing something and repairing something that got broken in transit ... meantime they can get that 3M drag reduction film applied to the hulls ...

 
At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

POP toot toot

 
At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOT A SAIL..... therefore lets go back to NY

 
At 7:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a chubby guy watching some people construct something in Valencia

 
At 10:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

repair is ok in VLC prod=vided they only rebuild what existed prior to despatch from SD. If they add material to reinforce the defect over and above what was originally constructed in USA then that would NOT be permissible according to thier OWN COMPLAINT against Alinghi re sails !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh and by the way - is it an act of CONSTRUCTION to substantially modify the drag characteristics of the hydro interface for the hulls the way they are doing ??????????????????????

 
At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This photo is from San Diego. Nobody has been wearing shorts and t-shirts in VLC for the past week or more - it's freezing.

 
At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lOOKS LIKE SUMMER ON THE WEST COAST OF GOOD OLD USA!

TUGBOAT SURE IS FAT

 
At 9:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

its tugboats gut, the biggest thing in the picture!

 

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