America’s Cup: Writing the AC75 Rule:
After unveiling the concept of yachts to be raced in the 36th America’s Cup in 2021, Team New Zealand now face the arduous task of turning a concept into a rule.
The design for the 75 foot fully-foiling monohull vessels was revealed in November last year, with the design moving away from the catamarans raced in the 2017 regatta.
However, the reigning America’s Cup holders, alongside challenger of record Luna Rossa, must now create a set of regulations that will ensure that each team designs and builds boats that fit the general concept presented.
At the same ti…
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Volvo Ocean Race: Darkness to the finish:
(January 18, 2018; Leg 4; Day 17) – Volvo Ocean Race fans around the world were on the edges of their seats today as Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag’s emergence from “Stealth Mode” corresponded with four other teams ‘disappearing’ from the tracker.
Scallywag had a jump of just 40 miles on second-placed Vestas 11th Hour Racing when they went into Stealth Mode just before 1700 UTC yesterday, cloaking their position from their rivals and from fans for three consecutive six-hourly position reports.
At 1300 UTC today they reappeared on the tracker back in the number one spot with only 500 miles left – but just when it seemed the action couldn’t get any more tense, podiu…
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