Alinghi Challenge AC37

Stingray~

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Q:what is the biggest gain having Red Bull racing in your design program?
A: we got wiings
Found that answer curious too. Could have meant 'money' or... could actually have been a little serious, like as in help with 'wings' as in foils, or even sail shaping?
 

JALhazmat

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Fun thing from that vid is seeing where the main actually sheets from, you can see the tension lines radiating through the main, a good 6 ft inboard of the leech, should help set up a nice bit of twist should they Need it
 

Horn Rock

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Love the paint job....looks great.


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Fun thing from that vid is seeing where the main actually sheets from, you can see the tension lines radiating through the main, a good 6 ft inboard of the leech, should help set up a nice bit of twist should they Need it
Looks like they were sailing with a lot more twist than you normally see.
 

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^^^^ Looking good for a first days sail. They'll get their maneuvers much better with more practice. So good to see these other AC40s sailing now.
 

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The Alinghi Red Bull Racing sailors were absolutely sending it in Barcelona today, in pretty much perfect conditions as the ‘Garbi’ breeze blew in a healthy 14 knots from the south-west and allowed the Swiss to light the afterburners on their spectacular AC40. Not all smooth sailing today however, and it’s just as well that the team practised their capsize drill as the sailors got screwy on a gybe, stuck the bow into Davy’s Locker and toppled over at high-speed. These boats reward accuracy but bite if you get it wrong and it’s something that we have got used to over the course of this America’s Cup cycle.

Yves Detrey, the megastar double winner of the America’s Cup and now in his fifth campaign was more than relaxed about the capsize in interview afterwards, saying: “Yeah that was fun. I mean it's the first time while sailing and it's going to happen again. It's part of the learning process and obviously was the first time for us to sail in that that bit of breeze, and the chop was getting higher and higher so, you know, it happens and it will happen again.”
 

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The Alinghi Red Bull Racing sailors were absolutely sending it in Barcelona today, in pretty much perfect conditions as the ‘Garbi’ breeze blew in a healthy 14 knots from the south-west and allowed the Swiss to light the afterburners on their spectacular AC40. Not all smooth sailing today however, and it’s just as well that the team practised their capsize drill as the sailors got screwy on a gybe, stuck the bow into Davy’s Locker and toppled over at high-speed. These boats reward accuracy but bite if you get it wrong and it’s something that we have got used to over the course of this America’s Cup cycle.

Yves Detrey, the megastar double winner of the America’s Cup and now in his fifth campaign was more than relaxed about the capsize in interview afterwards, saying: “Yeah that was fun. I mean it's the first time while sailing and it's going to happen again. It's part of the learning process and obviously was the first time for us to sail in that that bit of breeze, and the chop was getting higher and higher so, you know, it happens and it will happen again.”

For the benefit of doubt, these latest two capsizes, were not deliberate. ;-)
 


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