Sunday, 24 March 2013

America's Cup update, Artemis Team launch foiling AC45 testbed

From the following Sail-World article:

http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Americas-Cup----playing-catch-up-Artemis-Racing-launches-foiling-AC45/107764

America's Cup 2013. Playing catch up after missing the boat in recent months, Artemis Racing now reports - A big step forward as we launched our foiling AC45 onto San Francisco Bay. This is the first step in our foiling training for our second AC72. The modifications from our one design AC45 to our now foiling AC45 took about a month to complete.

Adam May, our foiling expert at Artemis Racing was the project manager for this conversion. 'We set up a little commando group of guys to get the 45 foiling. Things were kept simple to get foiling as quickly as possible, taking input from the ongoing work on boat two, what we've seen in use by other teams, and a healthy dose of ‘just do it’ attitude. Our structural test day progressed quickly into controlled foiling flight, with the boat behaving really well and Nathan getting to grips with it in no time at all.'

read more here

Artemis Racing launches foiling AC45 onto San Francisco Bay - Artemis Racing

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