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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

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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.

Big Brother / Little Brother

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We posted Ryan Nelsons report of his AC45 experience, courtesy of Team Korea and his sponsor GU Energy,  in San Diego a little while ago. Those of you with an even better memory will remember the cool RC model he built of the very same boat. Now, he has put a video together for us,  … Read more

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

One stoked rigger.

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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 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