Going Soft

By Rigging Projects,

Soft Wings and the America’s Cup      (Source: Advanced Wing System) We have seen the benefits that wing sails can bring to an event like the America’s Cup. The improved aerodynamics of the rigid wings used in the 34th Cup was a contributor to the overall performance of the AC 72 Catamarans.  As the speed performance  … Read more

Best wing shot?

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Could this be the best shot of an AC72 wing? Published by Artemis Racing, it clearly shows how they’ve induced loads in what must have served both as a structural test and a simulation of the flying shape. Lets hope more pictures like this (and the story to go with it) will be published once this  … Read more

Tributes

By Rigging Projects,

    Torbjörn Törnqvist, Chairman of Artemis Racing, said, “Our thoughts are with Andrew’s family, who suffered a tragic loss yesterday—of a son, a father, and a husband. As our friend and teammate, Andrew “Bart” Simpson was central to Artemis Racing, both in the course of racing and our lives. His presence and personality was  … Read more

Oracle boat II

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(Source: Americas Cup) On Sunday in San Francisco, ORACLE TEAM USA rolled the team’s new AC72 racing yacht out of the shed to complete tests in advance of this week’s launch. “While we have been racing at the America’s Cup World Series in Naples, Italy, the shore and build teams have been putting the finishing  … Read more

Up and running

By Rigging Projects,

After a dramatic few days for the ETNZ AC72 wing sail, things are back on track as it’s hoisted again.

Stepping NLZ5 in Auckland

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The Kiwis are first to launch and step the wing in boat two in Auckland yesterday. Lets hope the weather clears so we can get a good look at her in the coming days. For now, check out these pics and vid from our man who got close to the action:

Wing 2 for Artemis

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(Source: Pressure Drop) Team Artemis was busy today stepping their 2nd wing at their HQ in Alameda… expect to see them out sailing this week…