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Not your grandfathers sail boat

#1  Postby Macdoc » Jul 21, 2020 2:21 am

If you've not seen the modern America's Cup sailing ....you are in for a treat ....F1 on the water.



The Louis Vitton Cup determines who will challenge the winner of the last America's Cup. The starts are intense and these enomously powerful boats can turn on a dime.

for reference 40 knots which these boats can hit is 75 kph. New technology has both transformed the boats but the entertainment factor.

This is one day of racing. They fly .....even upwind.

Imagine if the Polynesians sorted this ....tho they did conquer the Pacific all the way to South America :thumbup: :coffee:
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#2  Postby devogue » Jul 21, 2020 6:06 am

It's in Auckland next year. Might go and have a wee look at it.
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#3  Postby Macdoc » Jul 21, 2020 9:11 am

Oh now you got me thinking .... :ask:

and these are the foiling monohulls :what:


And the real thing - almost looks alien


longer look at a couple of the leading sailors from Australia
https://www.americascup.com/acws/auckland#
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#4  Postby OlivierK » Jul 21, 2020 10:25 am

Un-fucking-believable tech/design to get that to work. Seriously, seriously impressive.
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#5  Postby Macdoc » Jul 21, 2020 10:35 am

The materials science alone to withstand the forces on those foils is mind boggling.
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