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Old 04-09-2011, 10:04   #1
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Wired Magazine / America's Cup 72s

Wired magazine has a great article on the Americas Cup 72's. It's written from the perspective of a non-sailor so the general public can understand. The article does describe why these boats will be the most intense and potentially dangerous catamarans ever sailed. It also describes a number of other things that I don't know has been written about as of yet.

The video is definitely something to watch.

Winging It: America’s Cup Racers Push the Sailboat to Its Limits | Magazine
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:25   #2
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Re: Wired Magazine / America's Cup 72s

I read that as well and thought the writer did a great job. The thought of pitch polling a 72ft. cat and falling 40 feet to the water is pretty scary.
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Re: Wired Magazine / America's Cup 72s

Awesome vid....thanks David.
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Re: Wired Magazine / America's Cup 72s

Great TV prog the other night. Those Cats are so exciting to watch, capsizes, collisions, and rounding marks at 45knots in a very tight bay. Great stuff, great racing, and still the same few crews seen to lead every race. Very competitive stuff and far more interesting than mono's IN MY VIEW.
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