Slideshow

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Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget/Oracle ‘Sailmagazine’ has put together a nice slideshow of the build of an AC45 wing – step by step. Check it here.

Red Wings

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SL-33’s preparing for the first wingsail test session in the Viaduct harbour – Ben Gladwell ETNZ is stepping it up. More here.

Fluid Design

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Not new but still interesting and given the way our sport is heading, we all need to get our heads around how a wing works! This video gives a brief overview of some of the CFD work Applied Fluid Technologies (www.appliedfluidtech.com) has done BMW Oracle Racing team, the winner of the 33rd America’s Cup. Quality.

Jack explains

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Jack Griffin is the man to ask if you got an Americas Cup related question. He is the editor of www.cupexperience.com and he put this nice vid together, explaining the workings of the AC45 wing. Worth a watch if are interested in the finer details.

RC 45 – Vid

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Thanks to Ryan Nelson and Chris Larsen of West Marine Rigging Alameda, California for sharing this vid of their AC45 scale model with us. We first featured it here a few weeks ago and its great to see her on the water.

Getting wings

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There is more to it than just sticking a wing into a boat to make it go faster. The loads go up and a different set of deck hardware and systems are required, all resulting in some serious boat building. Here we have a unique peek behind the scenes of Emirates Team New Zealand as they  … Read more

It’s love

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This stuff just isn’t getting old. A nice piece from Team Energy on the basics of the AC45 wing.

Architectural meets yacht rigging

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 A nice time – loop from Artemis Racing ‘rigging’ their base and the AC45. If you are interested in the ‘tent’ or architectural side of it, check out Baytex, the Kiwi company who designed and built these units.

45 Details

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A nice set of detailed pictures of the wing and rigging elements on the AC45’s by Sailingstock.

R.I.P. -IACC V5

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We think most people who watched the Americas Cup World Series today would agree that the ‘old’ V5 boats truly had their day. While today’s racing was far from spectacular, the potential is undeniable. The writing is on the wall for the V5 cup boats and this one is surely only the first of many  … Read more