Trashed

By Rigging Projects,

Not a great opening day for Artemis Racing at the AC45 WS in Naples, Italy; “It was all going well, and it will be interesting to watch the video, because we bore off, both hulls went down, it felt relatively safe, then up on her nose and she went over. Luckily no one’s injured, but the  … Read more

Practical Wings

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While on one doubts the performance benefits of wings, the obvious drawback of practicality and cost has, so far, kept them away from your local sailing fleet.  AdvancedWing Systems is planning to change this. Greg Johnston has taken the time to explain and introduce us to their semi ridged wing sail system: Practical Wings for  … Read more

Artemis Racing debuts full scale AC72 wing

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Photo: Artemis Racing Photo: Artemis Racing Photo: Artemis Racing (Source: Artemis Racing) The culmination of more than 35,000 man hours and a tremendous amount of hard work on the part of the entire team came to fruition today when Artemis Racing sailed with the team’s first AC72 wing.  While the Defender and other Challengers for  … Read more

Artemis launch winged Orma60 trimaran in Valencia

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The Artemis Orma60 modified trimaran with her immense wing, ready for her maiden sail. Valencia, 13 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info (Source: Vsail.info)A major milestone in the 34th America’s Cup was reached earlier this morning in Valencia when Artemis Racing launched their winged Orma60 trimaran. Although their modified trimaran has already sailed  … Read more

The extension – UPDATE

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 AC45’s TO GET WING EXTENSION (Source: Oracle Racing) Last year at this time the AC45 was hitting the water for its first sea trials, no more than four months after the ORACLE Racing Design Team undertook the project. It is also in Auckland where in the coming days Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa  … Read more

The extension

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More AC45 news this week: In order to improve light air performance, AC Management is introduction a wing extension as seen on Emirates Team New Zealand. More to follow. Photo: Chris Cameron Photo: Chris Cameron 

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.

Soft Wing

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(Source: Herusail.com) Our project consists in designing and selling innovative sails based on our US patented technology which allows the realization of a Soft Wing with Variable Profile. With concern to material and construction typology, our wing may look like a traditional flexible sail but it actually presents with a fully sealed double surface capable  … Read more