Category Archives: America’s Cup

America’s Cup: foil cant system revealed

By | September 20, 2018

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… Read More »

America’s Cup: Team New Zealand take lessons from Volvo Ocean Race in planning for spectators

By | September 12, 2018

When the Volvo Ocean Race fleet departed from the Waitematā Harbour in March, spectators lined the waterfront like palisades. Along the waterfront of the Viaduct and Devonport, and all the way up North head, passionate and casual fans alike turned up for a glimpse of the action. Team New Zealand took notice, and are looking… Read More »

Back to where it all started in 1851

By | September 4, 2018

On the day that the America’s Cup race course and event dates were announced in Cowes, where the Cup began back in 1851, INEOS TEAM UK the British Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup also released the first official images of their test boat, known as T5, a small scale foiling monohull. No team’s full-size… Read More »

Modifying the America’s Cup

By | June 26, 2018

They are like classic pieces of silver right out of a sailor’s treasure tale and they’re finally back in the hands of Team New Zealand. The two chunks of buckled silver are leftovers from the three-month repair work done by London jewelers Garrard & Co after the America’s Cup was damaged in a hammer attack… Read More »

Aussies join British America’s Cup team

By | June 19, 2018

Britain’s America’s Cup team, INEOS TEAM UK, is set to join the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour with four-time Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie at the helm for the team’s debut in the 32-foot foiling catamarans. Ainslie will be joined by fellow Finn Olympic gold medallist, Giles Scott, resuming the role of tactician that he undertook… Read More »