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Re: 2013 America's Cup

Nothing new about wing sails:

A French Trimaran Has Inflatable Sails -

but certainly the AC coupe has bring it to the world's attention.

I don't know well the technology but there are ways to reef it. Beneteau are not the only ones making experiences with it. The research is huge:

Omer wing sail

OneSails Sailmakers - The Next Generation of Sails

Advanced Wing Systems

Soft Wing Sails for Classe Mini 6.50

Rotatable Telescopic Wingsail :: Create the Future Design Contest

Inflatable WingSail

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