Apr 13, 2016

Oracle on Wings vs soft Sail

Video source: Oracle Team USA -- These short clips are mainly useful not on the short gral insights or tehcnical details but on the actual clips of the AC45 T foiling. Wings are only being raced in small cats in the C-Class. In the As it has been tested by Ben Hall and also by Thilo Keller in the As. On the same reasons mentioned by Ferguson in video above, Wings will be hard to depower in the breeze. I don´t se myself using one beyond the initial costs, nothing less practical than a hardwing on small beachcat.  Fischer also tested a wingmast and there are some soft wings projects going on based on Windsurfing racing tech. More details on this soon.