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First pics of Oracles new boat

Oracle has been building it's new boat in Anacortes,WA. Supposed to be a big secret but everyone in town has known about it since it got started. They just splashed it and a blog from a Vessel Assist captain that I read has some pics.

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I got 5 pics sent to me earlier today from someone I know in Anacortes.

Looks like a nice "fast" boat

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One wonders what they will use it for now that the Americas Cup is destined to go back to the old mono hull format?

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Just went by the boat. Looks like it will be sailing soon. They're getting it rigged and have several chase boats parked next to it.


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They've been out sailing the boat this past week. Saw 'em out in Rosario Tuesday and I just took this picture of them between Sucia Island and Pt. Roberts ten minutes ago. We had a 5 kt. breeze and it looked like they were doing about 10 knots.


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Smart folks went with a trimaran.

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That is quite the genoa...

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Yeah, but look at the extra roach on that mainsail.

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I would hate to be the guy who has to haul in the main sheet in a good blow. I would also hate to do an accidental jibe if I was at the wheel... For now I will stick to my 15 footer.

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