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01-14-2014 11:18 AM
Re: 2013 America's Cup

Yes I know but it seems to me that in what regards cruising the future lies on soft wings, the ones that can be easily reffed and are not so expensive. I will make a post about it soon on the interesting sailboat thread.
01-14-2014 08:47 AM
Re: 2013 America's Cup

There was, back in the 1980s, the solid-wing 18 Square Meter catamaran "Wild Turkey". C-class cats have had solid wings for quite some time
01-14-2014 08:01 AM
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
01-14-2014 07:07 AM
Re: 2013 America's Cup

Can't say I really know what has come of it. The wing has been around a long time now. No way I would want one, even for coastal cruising, unless there is a way to douse it that I'm not aware of.

Still, its sort of carnaval-like interesting to see it on a cruiser.
01-13-2014 12:38 AM
Re: 2013 America's Cup

For the goofball naysayers who claimed NOTHING would come out of the AC34 technology for the broader sailing market. You were obviously wrong:

And how about them hands?
06-19-2011 06:04 PM
jlevac The videos have been awesome!
06-17-2011 12:14 PM
Slayer Wow...awesome videos. Thanks.
06-16-2011 05:29 PM
PCP Beautiful and in Hi-Res. Enjoy

YouTube - ‪High Five!‬‏

And not so beautiful

YouTube - ‪Capsize‬‏
05-31-2011 07:20 PM
PCP Great images. They had some time but I had not seem them and they were not posted here. Enjoy

YouTube - ‪America's Cup‬‏
05-26-2011 01:16 PM
Originally Posted by PCP View Post
I hope so ...


I hope so too--I hope it is a rousing success for the sport in general, and for sailboat racing in the US as well!

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