America’s Cup: Update on AC75 delays:
Nembro, Italy (May 17, 2019) – The innovative AC75 to be sailed in the 36th America’s Cup appear to back on track after the design and construction of key parts have delayed the launch for all teams vying to compete in the 2021 edition.
The second round of structural testing of the one design AC75 foil arms being provided to the teams has successfully been conducted at Persico Marine in Italy this week.
Comprehensive tests were undertaken over the course of three days, with more than 100 different load cycles applied to the foil arm and were the final step in the foil arm design and construction process which has been led by Luna Rossa Challenge.
After the rules allow…
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Skunked at Finn Europeans:
Athens, Greece (May 17, 2019) – Norway and Brazil secured their places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as the penultimate day of the Finn Europeans was abandoned late today, with no more races sailed due to very light wind all day.
Olympic champion Giles Scott, from Britain, will go into the medal race tomorrow with a 15-point lead over world champion Zsombor Berecz, from Hungary, in second. America’s Cup winner, Andy Maloney, from New Zealand, cannot win gold but can take the silver. The medals can only go to these three champions.
Behind them, the battle for the remaining two Olympic places is intense with seven countries in the next nine places hoping to qualify, and wit…
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