(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.
We featured Advanced Wing Systems a little while ago here on Rigging News and we can’t wait to get the full brief on this little beauty.
(Source:Sailrocket) Hi all, I’m happy to say that the new foil design is currently in transition from the drawing board to reality. It has been a long, frustrating but necessary path to this point. We have had to go back to school on this one. There has been a big shift in understanding from … Read more
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.
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).
(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
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
A REAL WORLD PREMIÈRE: THE FIRST ETNZ’s AC72 PLANS – July 2012 (Source:) François Chevalier et Jacques Taglang For the very first time we show you the lines and sail plans of ETNZ’s new AC72 christened New-Zealand, launched by the team July 21st, 2012 plus a comparison between this new AC72 an the “old” wingmast … Read more
Thanks to Rockstar Yachting Inc’s Mr.C for sharing these first detailed pictures of the ETNZ AC72. Show your appreciation and ‘like’ his Facebook page here. And while you got your fingers near the keyboard, share your first impressions of this wicked machine in the comments below.
The 40 meter Kira Sail Yacht is a vessel inspired by performance, developed for simplicity, and styled minimally. It is meant to bridge the the gap between sail and motor yacht, so that those who take to the winds can do so in the most comfortable and amiable way. Designed to to be computer controlled … Read more