Not forgotten

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Chris Cameron / Emirates Team New Zealand We didn’t miss or forget the launch of the ETNZ AC72 last week. What we are missing though, are the detailed pictures. ETNZ has done a good job so far keeping prying eyes (or lenses) off their new yacht. This won’t last though and we are looking forward  … Read more

OR Wing in San Francisco

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(Source: Americas Cup) The 12-story tall wingsail and hull crossbeams for the first of ORACLE TEAM USA’s first of two AC72 yachts aimed at the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco were delivered to the team today. The components arrived in Oakland from New Zealand on the Cap Vilano by shipping partner Hamburg Sud before  … Read more

The insider

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Photo coyright Sander van der Borch / Artemis Racing Vsail is, once again, the first to get a story on the going’s on in the Americas Cup. Pierre caught up with Paul Cayard, the CEO of Artemis Racing to ask him what exactly happened when their wing came tumbling down. The answers are as good  … Read more

Dismantled

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(Source: Chevalier & Taglang)The good news went a little bit more 2 days ago (Friday 25th May, 2012) from Warkworth, New Zealand: Core Builders Composite has built the first wing of the future America’s Cup defender! It’s the result of 25,000 hours work. It will be soon delivered to San Francisco to be fitted on  … Read more

Clipped

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Photo: Artemis Racing / Americascup.com (Source: Artemis Racing)Artemis Racing is the first Competitor for the 34th America’s Cup to have launched and sailed with a full size AC72 wing using a modified trimaran. While training off Valencia today, Artemis Racing’s AC72 wing suffered significant damage. No one was injured. The team has been sailing with  … Read more

Wing Defence

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CORE BUILDERS COMPOSITES READIES FIRST WING FOR SHIPPING (Source: Oracle Racing) The first wing created for the American defender of the America’s Cup was rolled out of Core Builders Composites, New Zealand, today ready for shipping to the USA. At 40 meters (131 feet) tall, the hi-tech carbon-fiber wing is the equivalent height of a  … 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

Compare

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Chevalier Taglang published this comparison between the winged trimaran Oracle 2010 vs. Artemis / Gitana XII 2012. According to Taglang, the Oracle wing is 28 meters (91’9″) higher than Artemis ex-Gitana XII (AC72 mast)! The yellow and black dotted lines on the right design show the silhouette of Gitana XII. Epic.

Artemis Racing debuts full scale AC72 wing

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Photo: Artemis Racing Photo: Artemis Racing Photo: Artemis Racing (Source: Artemis Racing) The culmination of more than 35,000 man hours and a tremendous amount of hard work on the part of the entire team came to fruition today when Artemis Racing sailed with the team’s first AC72 wing.  While the Defender and other Challengers for  … Read more

Artemis launch winged Orma60 trimaran in Valencia

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The Artemis Orma60 modified trimaran with her immense wing, ready for her maiden sail. Valencia, 13 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info (Source: Vsail.info)A major milestone in the 34th America’s Cup was reached earlier this morning in Valencia when Artemis Racing launched their winged Orma60 trimaran. Although their modified trimaran has already sailed  … Read more