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America’s Cup AC 72s – Flying on the Water

An amazing short video on the art and science of sailing the America’s Cup AC 72s on hydrofoils.  When “foiling” these boats have been exceeding 40 knots. Hydrofoils: Flying on Water See also: ABOUT THE AC72: A NEW-AGE SPEEDSTER

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Is the AC72 the Boat That Could Sink the America’s Cup?

Wired Magazine ran a weirdly prophetic article that appears to have been published almost immediately before the tragic death of British Olympian, Andrew Simpson, in the capsize of the Swedish Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran yesterday in San Francisco Bay.  In the article, titled “The Boat That Could … Continue reading

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The AC72 Catamaran

The 72 foot long catamarans that will be competing for the America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013 are both breathtakingly beautiful and slightly terrifying.  Powered by a towering wing sail and well capable of sailing at the twice the speed of the … Continue reading

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