Back on the topic of this thread, BMW Oracle Racing
has made it official on their new rigid wing sail. From today's 'Lectronic Latitude
, comes this little snippet:
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"BMW Oracle Racing
revealed their hard wing rig to the world, thus validating our snooping duck who told us:
'I told you so,' he said, after we spent the last couple weeks giving him **** after the boat re-emerged from the shed sporting the tall soft-sail wing mast
that subsequently went over the side. The new wing sail measures a whopping 190-ft tall and was built by the team's builders in Anacortes, Washington
. Chew on this: it's 80% bigger than a Boeing 747 wing!"
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That last little factoid is amazing!