Oracle’s second wing has left Core Builders in New Zealand and is on its long trek across the pacific to meet the new boat in San Francisco. While big fans of the technology behind these awesome structures, it still begs the question if this is sustainable in the long run.
Thanks to Luna Rossa’s unprecedented openness with regards to media access, the web is flooded with detailed pictures of their new AC72. It would seem to be a shrewed marketing move since concerns of other teams copying designs and ideas are at an all time low. Evidently most of the teams have more than enough on trying to figure out … Read more
Luna Rossa’s AC72 is being dressed up for the launch party in Auckland. The Prada color scheme looks truly amazing on the wing although welding goggles might be required by the trimmers to cope with the glare! © LUNA ROSSA / Carlo Borlenghi © LUNA ROSSA / Carlo Borlenghi © LUNA ROSSA / Carlo Borlenghi … Read more
Oracle Team USA’s own production of the capsize and subsequent salvage of their AC72 cat. Listen to the sound of the wing collapsing @ 2:41. Excruciating!
SCOD presents the DynaWing AC72, the only AC72 Challenger that isn’t designed to Capsize . (Source: SCOD) The DynaWing AC72 34th America’s Cup Challenger has a Schooner Rig featuring a hybrid Wingmast and boom furling mainsail combination that delivers a dynamic range of power options from a full sail array with Wingsail emulation efficiency … Read more
Artemis is also expierencing some issues with their brand new AC72. Looks like its going to be a quiet couple of weeks on San Fransicso Bay.
ORACLE TEAM USA, the defender of the 34th America’s Cup, has capsized its giant AC72 catamaran on San Francisco Bay during a training session. No one on the crew was injured. The capsize took place during the team’s eighth day on the water. Conditions were fresh, with building winds whipping up waves against one of … Read more
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: