Aug 20, 2012

AC45s Training @San Francisco: Carnage I


I Remember one of the first articles on the AC45s remarking that experience and control would prevail over technology in a place like SF. I wrote again on Friday, this weekend the Bay showed its power.
Playing the extra lift game in +20knots not searching (and forbidden or addressed by AC72 rules) a full hydrofoil is gambling for a Poker match. Some of these solutions are also to maintain the bow up and gaining stability while reducing wetted surface but my guess there is no technology on earth right now to replace an experienced crew racing a bullet proof high wind design a la Infusion no matter its size/scale. Images Giles Martin-Raget. Story at americascup.com




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