New ACC capsizing videos below! The America’s Cup competition is about design, technology and sailing expertise. The 35th AC teams will be sailing 15 meter, or about 50 ft., foiling, wing sailed catamarans called the America’s Cup Class (ACC). Each design and engineering team strives to produce the fastest boat. And they are fast. They travel 3X the speed of wind as they rise above the water. Strategy and design have been adjusted during the practice racing as teams get to know their boats.
In fourteen days the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers begin and will determine which team holds the key. Is it the Kiwis with the pedal grinders, Artemis Racing with its secret weapon. SoftBank Japan’s strategy? In the beginning of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, we had our eye on Land Rover BAR and ORACLE and Emirates Team New Zealand. But during the practice races in Bermuda
Artemis Racing took the lead and SoftBank Team Japan was shining. ETNZ surprised us all on their first day out on the water the last day of that round of practice racing, winning two out of three of their races!
It was amazing watching how fast these ACCs were moving. It’s even more amazing to watch these boats capsize and then right themselves again! Take a look.
ORACLE TEAM USA capsizes on the beautiful Great Sound in Bermuda. Video p