Slow going for Marion Bermuda Race:
(June 12, 2017; Day 4) – The light winds experienced by the America’s Cup challengers today were also felt by the leaders of the Marion Bermuda Race.
The top 11 boats on the line honors Leaderboard were showing a distance to go within 10 miles of each other but doing only 1.2 recent VMG [velocity made good] to the finish in Bermuda.
Boats at the top of the YB Tracker’s Leaderboard are ‘Lucy Georgina’, XP44 skippered by Peter Bacon, the scratch [fastest] boat ‘Jambi’, a new Hinckley Bermuda 50 skippered by John Levinson and ‘Tenacious’, a J47 owned by Barrett Levenson.
The 47-boat fleet was filling the Atlantic Ocean course from 225nm away to about 310nm…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Slow going for Marion Bermuda Race, Editor
America’s Cup: How Sails Have Evolved:
Since 1988, every Challenger and Defender in the America’s Cup has completely relied on North Sails. This video profiles the technical progression that sails have experienced from 1977 to 2017.
Here is some information for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, which is being held May/June 2017: