2013 America's Cup
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Re: 2013 America's Cup
Nothing new about wing sails:
A French Trimaran Has Inflatable Sails - NYTimes.com
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 » minitransat650.com
Rotatable Telescopic Wingsail :: Create the Future Design Contest
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