America's Cup boats data

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Panos_na, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Panos_na
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    Panos_na Junior Member

    Hello everyone!

    Does anyone know where can I find information for past America's Cup boats?
    I need the principal dimensons.
    Lenght, beam, draft, sail areas, displacement, etc.



    Can anyone help?

    thank you!
     
  2. yipster
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    yipster designer

    it's different now but with google you can fairly easy find your needs satisfied
    f.e. AC 2003 rule i found interesting on inflatable battens but never learned how well they worked, anyone else did?
     
  3. idkfa
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    idkfa Senior Member

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_America's_Cup_Class
     
  4. capt vimes
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    capt vimes Senior Member

    why would one build a racing yacht heavier than necessary?
    i understand that sometimes a minimum weight is given by some rules ... but maximum weight? :confused:
    thats weird...
     
  5. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    I think the very old 12 meters went better when heavy, as in Ted Hood days
     

  6. Paul Kotzebue

    Paul Kotzebue Previous Member

    Increasing weight allows more sail area under the rule. The answer to your question is "to increase sail area".
     
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