One stoked rigger.

By Rigging Projects,

Ryan Nelson from West Marine Rigging in Alameda, California sends us this great write up and pictures of his AC45 expierence in San Diego. Great stuff: A few months ago I got the dream opportunity to fly down to San Diego to represent GU Energy (one of my sailing team sponsors) in a VIP experience  … Read more

The extension – UPDATE

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 AC45’s TO GET WING EXTENSION (Source: Oracle Racing) Last year at this time the AC45 was hitting the water for its first sea trials, no more than four months after the ORACLE Racing Design Team undertook the project. It is also in Auckland where in the coming days Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa  … Read more

The extension

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More AC45 news this week: In order to improve light air performance, AC Management is introduction a wing extension as seen on Emirates Team New Zealand. More to follow. Photo: Chris Cameron Photo: Chris Cameron 

The ingredients.

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Ever wondered what goes into an AC45 from a rigging perspective? Well wonder no more. The below table is a complete run down of all the running rigging, standing rigging and structural cables, which is strictly controlled by the Americas Cup Management. Although not specified, its interesting to note the mix of suppliers who have been  … Read more

Slideshow

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Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget/Oracle ‘Sailmagazine’ has put together a nice slideshow of the build of an AC45 wing – step by step. Check it here.

Jack explains

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Jack Griffin is the man to ask if you got an Americas Cup related question. He is the editor of www.cupexperience.com and he put this nice vid together, explaining the workings of the AC45 wing. Worth a watch if are interested in the finer details.

RC 45 – Vid

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Thanks to Ryan Nelson and Chris Larsen of West Marine Rigging Alameda, California for sharing this vid of their AC45 scale model with us. We first featured it here a few weeks ago and its great to see her on the water.

It’s love

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This stuff just isn’t getting old. A nice piece from Team Energy on the basics of the AC45 wing.

Trashed

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A heavy air training session went bad for the Chinese AC Team today. This wing will require extensive surgery and we are guessing that they will be on the start line with the ACRM spare tomorrow. Bad times.