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AC34: How fast is fast?

July 31st, 2013

Team New Zealand are still trying to get definitive performance figures on Oracle but have conceded that the America’s Cup holders look “real quick”. While the Kiwis have totally dominated Italy’s Luna Rossa, and struggling challenger Artemis Racing will need a miracle to be competitive, the big question remains: how fast are the Americans? The


QUOTABLE: In a Cage, On a Wild Animal

July 29th, 2013

“Sailing an AC72…it’s kind of like a mountain climber taking on Mount Everest. It’s probably one of the most beautiful things ever, but in an instant it can reach out and grab you; try to knock you down. And we’ve experienced that, we flipped over one of these AC72s at the end of last year.


AC72 Designers Offer Tips On What to Look For

July 25th, 2013

It has been nearly a year since the first AC72 set sail, and these boats continue to amaze us. Here are what two of the America’s Cup design experts suggest we should be looking for… Ian Burns (AUS), Design Team Coordinator, Oracle Team USA – 7th campaign One is jib size. There are thresholds of


Safety Foremost for Ainslie

June 11th, 2013

In competitive sport there are wins and losses. For sailing superstar Sir Ben Ainslie, a helmsman for Oracle Team USA,

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