Jan 5, 2016

Americas Cup: Oracle on Foil Design

Short video with Hal Youngren on foil design basics but aslo showing good new footage of the AC45 Turbos at Bermuda. Apart from new rudders details (blades going outside transom a la beachcat) what I noticed is a marked bow down stance of the Oracle AC45s. On March 2015 I sent FP image above to Martin Fischer (who is now working as head designer at Team France), and he told me that was Ok, and indeed was the optimal desired trim.

Source: Oracle Team USA : oracle-team-usa.americascup.com/en/news/156_The-balance-of-foil-design.html