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Team INEOS UK Flight Problems - Is it the Foil Angle?

27th December 2020
Sail designer Pietro Pinucci and Vittorio d’Albertas give insightful comment on the UK team problems Sail designer Pietro Pinucci and Vittorio d’Albertas give insightful comment on the UK team problems

Crashing out of the America's Cup World Series earlier this month with no race wins has only added to the increasing commentary surrounding Sir Ben Ainslie's Team INEOS UK problems in New Zealand. 

Is Ainslie still able to recover? Yes, INEOS UK team can win January's Prada Cup, once they adjust their existing foil package, is the verdict of two Italian commentators who shed light on the British team's big issue that may be 'easy to fix'.

Sail designer Pietro Pinucci throws a possible lifeline to Ainslie and the Ineos Team UK in the youtube discussion below with Quantum Sails Vittorio d’Albertas.

The pair conclude that although aerodynamics is well understood the difficulty lies in balancing those properties with the necessities of different points of sailing, speeds and manoeuvres.

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