The ACRM 13 Mark/VIP boat, want a ride?

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

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  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I got a report from Eric Steinberg who manages the ACRM fleet electronics:
    “The Garmins on the new boats has been performing to spec. We had one 7012 failure on a RIB. The IPS system has had good reviews from the captains. On our weekend practice days when the seas were down, the engines were not working very hard to stay on station. Yesterday with the sea state up, as you would expect everything was working harder.”

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    The replay of day 2 fleet racing is up:
    Dean Barker and team New Zealand dominated today, but there’s no telling. Even Artemis, which capsized with damage yesterday, made some moves.
    As best I can tell there’s not an app yet that uses the AC live data feed, but there is a free if goofy little drag race game:
    I seem stuck at about 1,500 on the leaderboard ;-(

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    It’s raining in Naples today, and fairly light air, but still great racing. Liveline plus the onboard cameras and mics are working together so I’m starting to get a real feel of the teams.

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