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Looks like INEOS Team UK are pretty proud of the bustle on Britannia II

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Bustle: Attached to the bottom of the hull, this has two functions.

(1) During the take-off phase it helps lift the boat off of the water.

(2) When the boat is foiling, the bustle closes the gap between the hull and the water surface, thus blocking the airflow going across the boat, and thus increasing the efficiency of the sails.

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