Apr 2, 2015

AC35 New Rules unveiled & Luna Rossa is Out

Luna Rossa is out of AC35: luna-rossa-challenge.americascup.com

Meanwhile: BAR has linked new rules on their web. Original post at http://ben-ainslie-racing.americascup.com/en/news/143_A-New-Era.html

"...The new boats will be able to achieve speeds of close to 50 miles an hour, far faster than any other current racing series in global sailing, and a match for the 72 foot boats that raced the 34th America’s Cup. The spectator experience and television product will be undiminished, and perhaps even enhanced as the new boats will be much more manoeuvrable and able to engage more closely in the duel that is the America’s Cup.
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The new class of boat offers a significant opportunity for the long-term international growth of the sport. The smaller size will offer teams potential savings across the essential build and operational costs, allowing more teams to enter, and increasing the depth of the competition. The organisers have already indicated that a Japanese entry may well result as a consequence of the changes. It will also create a significantly more sustainable and environmentally-friendly event, something that the team have always supported..."

Rules PDF http://ac.mueva.eu/media/files/m377_ac-class-rule-v1.pdf

Later tonight some 3D renders on the new boat size. Now out for a good Easter sail

5 comments:

AB said...

What a joke. A FP / Nacra FCS can reach speeds damn near 40mph. We've already got Extreme 40's / GC32's? This is nothing more that just another boat race.


"The spectator experience and television product will be undiminished, and perhaps even enhanced as the new boats will be much more manoeuvrable and able to engage more closely in the duel that is the America’s Cup."



Maybe if i buy a larger television?


Pass

Robert Hartzell said...

I was hoping for 52 feet atleast...

Robert Hartzell said...

I was hoping for 52 feet. But what is most important is participation.

Zio Rage said...

A true farce. Change of rules must be unanimous, not majority. And at least change for what?...cost reduction?. Oh....so i spent a lot's of millions for build my boat, but for a "cost reduction" i've spent more dollar millions to build another new boat?....seems logic....for a man with mental problem.
Luna Rossa is right. I hope even Team New Zealand withdraw this ridiculous joke.

AR said...

Team New Zealand and Team France, please withdraw. Those rules don't deserve you...

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