America’s Cup: Foil Cant System Revealed
Published on September 19th, 2018
The high performance fully foiling monohull racing yacht to be used in the 2021 America’s Cup will require newly-created innovation to perform as intended.
The foil cant system is the foundation for the AC75 which relies on the use of twin canting T-foils, ballasted to provide righting-moment when sailing, and roll stability at low speed.
The system for the AC75 has been in design for the past six months, and is one of the standardized parts that will be supplied to each team competing in the 36th edition.
Key America’s Cup dates:
✔ September 28, 2017: 36th America’s Cup Protocol released
✔ November 30, 2017: AC75 Class concepts released to key stakeholders
✔ January 1, 2018: Entries for Challengers open
✔ March 31, 2018: AC75 Class Rule published
✔ June 30, 2018: Entries for Challengers close
✔ August 31, 2018: Location of the America’s Cup Match and The PRADA Cup confirmed
✔ August 31, 2018: Specific race course area confirmed
November 30, 2018: Late entries deadline
March 31, 2019: Boat 1 can be launched
2nd half of 2019: 2 x America’s Cup World Series Preliminary Events
February 1, 2020: Boat 2 can be launched
During 2020: 3 x America’s Cup World Series Preliminary Events
December 10-20, 2020: America’s Cup Christmas Race
January and February 2021: The PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series
March 2021: The America’s Cup Match