Over and Out

By Rigging Projects,

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

Amazing flying machines

By Rigging Projects,

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…

And then there were three

By Rigging Projects,

  The Artemis Racing AC72 arrived in San Francisco at the crack of dawn yesterday morning, having docked out of Valencia less than a month ago onboard the container ship HR Maria. The AC72 left the Mediterranean, crossed the Atlantic Ocean and traveled through the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean to arrive at Pier  … Read more

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 Wing

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Luna Rossa had a less than stellar training session on their SL33 in Sardinia… Check out more here and the boat, still in one piece here (pre-wing).

Southern Spars completes work for ETNZ’s first AC72 wing

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(Source: Southern Spars) The massive 40m carbon fibre wing on the newly-launched Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) AC72 catamaran is made up of components supplied by carbon fibre specialists Southern Spars for the incredible new class of America’s Cup yacht. Photo: Chris Cameron Southern Spars has been involved in producing much of the leading edge  … Read more

The cats out

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AC72 goes sailing on light, wet Auckland day (Source: Americas Cup) Emirates Team New Zealand took its AC72 sailing for the first time today – on a cold, wet Auckland winter’s day. As a very watery dawn glow started to light Auckland, the AC72 was wheeled from the shed, mated to the wingsail and lifted  … Read more