35th Americas Cup: Foiling Multihulls!

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    Air Winch

    http://www.harken.com/article.aspx?id=43795

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfDU85uQFe0


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    Artemis Test Boat Crash

    Word is everyone ok-very prelim. This appears to be a test boat and not their AC boat. Only happened an hour or two ago......


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    Artemis Test Boat Crash

    Statement from Artemis Racing:

    During a practice session this afternoon Artemis Racing’s development boat (T2) sustained beam damage whilst training. There were no injuries in the incident, and the yacht is back at the base.
    The team looks forward to getting out on its ACC boat for the second week of practice racing, starting on Thursday.
     
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    35th America's Cup on Foils! Team Japan

    The art of foils--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odw1FCKSOPo----Talks about reconfiguring a foil by using cant and rudder differential



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    Spithill Wary Of Team New Zealand's Radical Catamaran

    Team New Zealand have their opponents guessing with their late arrival to Bermuda.

    Their absence has created an air of anticipation and kept their rivals guessing, including Australian Spithill who is seeking a third consecutive America's Cup at the helm of the ultra-rich American syndicate.

    "We haven't seen New Zealand. We have a lot of people down there watching them [practice], but until you get that boat next to you, we don't know," Spithill told luxury lifestyle magazine Town & Country in an America's Cup preview article.

    Spithill was initially sceptical when Team New Zealand unveiled their move to have cycling pedestals replace the traditional arm-powered grinding stations to fuel the systems to operate the massive wingsail and foils.

    He felt the extra power generated would be compensated by the time lost moving "cyclists" from one hull to the other in manoeuvres.

    But the Kiwis have continually refined those systems, believing there is no difference in moving their crew around the boat.

    Team New Zealand have purposely timed their arrival late, happy to work on their development at home unlike last time when they revealed their foiling abilities too early, allowing teams to copy them and Oracle to eventually outdo them.

    Team New Zealand believe their radical pedal approach will be too complex for opponents to replicate at this late stage.

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    Oracle Foils after capsize-not photoshopped

    Look how long they are! Picture:

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