VIDEO: How to sail the AC40
Published on October 11th, 2022
The 37th America’s Cup will use the newly conceived AC40 as the testing platform for all entrants, offering the ability to trial different foil wings and flaps along with sails and masts.
The AC40 also has a strict one design configuration that will be used for the Youth and Women’s America’s Cup.
Fresh from commissioning the launch of the first AC40, Emirates Team New Zealand Helmsman Nathan Outteridge explains how to sail the boat.
Following the publication of the AC37 Protocol and AC75 Class Rule on November 17, 2021, the AC75 Class Rule and AC Technical Regulations were finalized on March 17, 2022. The entry period opened December 1, 2021 and runs until July 31, 2022, but late entries for the 37th America’s Cup may be accepted until May 31, 2023. The Defender was to announce the Match Venue on September 17, 2021 but postponed the venue reveal, confirming it would be Barcelona on by March 30, 2022. The 37th America’s Cup will be held in Summer/Fall 2024.
Teams revealed to challenge defender Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL):
• INEOS Britannia (GBR)
• Alinghi Red Bull Racing (SUI)
• Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team (ITA)
• NYYC American Magic (USA)
Training timeline: www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2022/04/21/training-calendar-for-37th-americas-cup/
Additional details: www.americascup.com/en/home
Source: Team New Zealand