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saw this on Reddit (apologies if this has been posted here before)

Must be the first America’s cup boat ever to have lifelines. What’s up with that?


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Seems she was doing mid 20’s in 7 knots the other day. I reckon we’ll see 55 knots before the end of the cup. They sure are impressive bits of engineering.

also, the races will be on foils 100% of the time for the winner.....

One of their preferred training areas is down south of Surfdale in the stretch between Waiheke and Beachlands - the other day it would have been definitely no more than 7-10 knots and the speed would have to been in the high 20’s I would have thought - looked impressive through the telescope .

Foiling through tacks in that little wind takes a bit of getting used to getting you head around for a monohull . The loads on the foils as the wind build must be immense when the boat speed starts approaching the 40s in fresher wind .

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