Oracle boat II

By Rigging Projects,

(Source: Americas Cup) On Sunday in San Francisco, ORACLE TEAM USA rolled the team’s new AC72 racing yacht out of the shed to complete tests in advance of this week’s launch. “While we have been racing at the America’s Cup World Series in Naples, Italy, the shore and build teams have been putting the finishing  … 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:  

Oracle AC72 wing out of the shed

By Rigging Projects,

(Source: Oracle Racing) ORACLE TEAM USA has started the countdown to launching its first AC72 wingsailed catamaran this week. Today, the giant 12 story high wing was lifted at Pier 80 in a successful test of the new ground handling systems.

Multi or Mono?

By Rigging Projects,

We are seeing some positive movements towards the 34th Americas Cup although there are still some fundamental questions that need answering in a relative short timeframe. One of these is the kind of boat to be used in the next cup. Last week BMWOracle released two concepts they are working on – both of them  … Read more

AC33 Retrospective

By Rigging Projects,

(Source: Future Fibres Newsletter 13) Now the America’s Cup circus has rolled out of town, it’s time to reflect briefly on Future Fibres’ achievements and key role in AC33. Future Fibres was the sole supplier of torsional cables used in the match for both teams. As with everything on the two competing boats, technology was  … Read more