America's Cup Technicalities
Fusing athleticism, teamwork, and technology, the monohulls competing for the 36th #AmericasCup are the fastest in the world.
It was August 2012 when the sailing world was turned upside down by a 72 foot catamaran flying in the Hauraki Gulf. Emirates Team New Zealand had brought the foils to the America’s Cup and changed the face of top-level yacht racing forever.
Since then the increase in performance for America’s Cup boats has been greater than at any point in the 170-year history of the event.
Six years later, in 2018, the publication of the AC75 Class rule, marked the beginning of a new sailing era. Nowadays foils are commonplace, but the engineering and sailing techniques needed to get the AC75 to fly are completely different from anything seen before.