Foiling AC45

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(Source:Artemis Racing) A big step forward for Artemis Racing as we launched our foiling AC45 onto San Francisco Bay. This is the first step in our foiling training for our second AC72. The modifications from our one design AC45 to our now foiling AC45 took about a month to complete. Adam May, our foiling expert  … Read more

Amazing flying machines

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With complete disarray ashore, at least we got these amazing machines to look at. We particularly dig OR’s interchangeable foil section which, it would appear is one of the positives to come out of the recent set backs the team had. Check it out:  

Interesting ‘Discovered’

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The Americas Cup just got interesting. The AC management put together a nice production of the current and imminent AC72’s for your viewing pleasure. Must be nearly time to put the 45’s to bed…

Good Wing / Bad Wing

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San Fransisco is proving to be the tricky place to sail as most have expected. Luna Rossa demonstrates what a wing looks like after a disastrous pre-start bear away. Alongside is their second boat who, clearly, had a better day.

Smashed

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© Chris Cameron 2012 © Chris Cameron 2012 (Source: ETNZ) Three elements of the wing were extensively damaged. One will be repaired overnight, one has been bought from the event and one will be cannibalised from the Youth America’s Cup AC45. Skipper Dean Barker vowed the team would be back on the water for the  … Read more

New wing for a new season

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Mirabaud LX unveils a new and improved wing mast for the 2012 record season Copyright: Pierre-Alain Folliet / Mirabaud (Source: MaxComm) Mirabaud LX, the 2008 Swiss experimental foiler owned by Thomas Jundt has a new and improved 24m2 wing mast for the 2012 Lake Geneva season. The crew took the foiler for a successful shakedown  … Read more

Trashed

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Not a great opening day for Artemis Racing at the AC45 WS in Naples, Italy; “It was all going well, and it will be interesting to watch the video, because we bore off, both hulls went down, it felt relatively safe, then up on her nose and she went over. Luckily no one’s injured, but the  … Read more

More Compare

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François Chevalier & Jacques Taglang continue to produce interesting comparisons between existing wing designs and platforms and the future AC72 set up: ©François Chevalier For quite some time now, the size of the AC72 is subject of recurrent criticisms: huge size, maneuverability delicate if not dangerous, tremendous costs, and so on. Though we would prefer to  … Read more

Big Brother / Little Brother

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We posted Ryan Nelsons report of his AC45 experience, courtesy of Team Korea and his sponsor GU Energy,  in San Diego a little while ago. Those of you with an even better memory will remember the cool RC model he built of the very same boat. Now, he has put a video together for us,  … Read more