With a bunch of windy / shorthanded record attempts on the horizon, Spindrift 2 reduced the available horsepower – 6 meter of it to be precise. Lorimar is carrying out the mods.
Could this be the best shot of an AC72 wing? Published by Artemis Racing, it clearly shows how they’ve induced loads in what must have served both as a structural test and a simulation of the flying shape. Lets hope more pictures like this (and the story to go with it) will be published once this … Read more
The latest version: Mark IV (Source: Omer Wing-Sail) This wing is based on a rotating A frame mast, that supports the wing in both sides, having an accurate wing profile as well as high moment of inertia. It is made of three different sails – two main sails and one leading edge sail. All three … Read more
They are still cool…. Oracle has a new wing:
Teamvodafone On Tight Repair Schedule Following a dismasting in March, TeamVodafoneSailing is back and almost ready to roll into the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Auckland to Musket Cove, Fiji Race starting this Saturday. The boat is back in the water, but waiting on another stay before it can hoist sails. “We won’t miss … Read more
(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
This week’s Americas Cup Discovered is a little light on new material but a nonetheless a nice recap of the evolution of the use of the wing in the Americas Cup. Also and more importantly some a nice coverage of the Red Bull ‘Flugtag’ in San Francisco. Now that looks like fun.
(Source:Artemis Racing) A big step forward for Artemis Racing as we launched our foiling AC45 onto San Francisco Bay. This is the first step in our foiling training for our second AC72. The modifications from our one design AC45 to our now foiling AC45 took about a month to complete. Adam May, our foiling expert … Read more
Team Vodafone Sailing dropped their wing today in Auckland and the full sequence has been captured by webcam onboard. Check it out here. Update: See video from off the boat below.