Stacked the C

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Note the distinct lack of wing in the last shot… An awesome video from our favorite class.

Smashed

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© Chris Cameron 2012 © Chris Cameron 2012 (Source: ETNZ) Three elements of the wing were extensively damaged. One will be repaired overnight, one has been bought from the event and one will be cannibalised from the Youth America’s Cup AC45. Skipper Dean Barker vowed the team would be back on the water for the  … Read more

OR Wing in San Francisco

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(Source: Americas Cup) The 12-story tall wingsail and hull crossbeams for the first of ORACLE TEAM USA’s first of two AC72 yachts aimed at the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco were delivered to the team today. The components arrived in Oakland from New Zealand on the Cap Vilano by shipping partner Hamburg Sud before  … Read more

The insider

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Photo coyright Sander van der Borch / Artemis Racing Vsail is, once again, the first to get a story on the going’s on in the Americas Cup. Pierre caught up with Paul Cayard, the CEO of Artemis Racing to ask him what exactly happened when their wing came tumbling down. The answers are as good  … Read more

Dismantled

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(Source: Chevalier & Taglang)The good news went a little bit more 2 days ago (Friday 25th May, 2012) from Warkworth, New Zealand: Core Builders Composite has built the first wing of the future America’s Cup defender! It’s the result of 25,000 hours work. It will be soon delivered to San Francisco to be fitted on  … Read more

Foils ‘r ‘Us

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The P28 foiler project is set to shake things up on Lake Geneva this summer. We cannot imagine a boat of this size with more aero and hydrodynamic foils strapped to it! Check out the video’s from the launch and first sails here. Photo: P28 Photo: P28 Photo: P28 Photo: P28  Photo: P28

Clipped

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Photo: Artemis Racing / Americascup.com (Source: Artemis Racing)Artemis Racing is the first Competitor for the 34th America’s Cup to have launched and sailed with a full size AC72 wing using a modified trimaran. While training off Valencia today, Artemis Racing’s AC72 wing suffered significant damage. No one was injured. The team has been sailing with  … Read more

Wing Defence

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CORE BUILDERS COMPOSITES READIES FIRST WING FOR SHIPPING (Source: Oracle Racing) The first wing created for the American defender of the America’s Cup was rolled out of Core Builders Composites, New Zealand, today ready for shipping to the USA. At 40 meters (131 feet) tall, the hi-tech carbon-fiber wing is the equivalent height of a  … Read more

New wing for a new season

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Mirabaud LX unveils a new and improved wing mast for the 2012 record season Copyright: Pierre-Alain Folliet / Mirabaud (Source: MaxComm) Mirabaud LX, the 2008 Swiss experimental foiler owned by Thomas Jundt has a new and improved 24m2 wing mast for the 2012 Lake Geneva season. The crew took the foiler for a successful shakedown  … Read more

X-Wing. DIY

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Project Background – Chuck Taylor http://www.solidwings.com/ It all started when the 2010 America’s Cup showed the sailing world that standard “soft” sail systems could not compete with the wingsail systems. It was an amazing exhibition of power. After watching the videos many times I became jealous of the people that had the capability to spend  … Read more