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There is a presentation on Saturday at 7:30 PM if anyone is interested in these boats and history of the race.

The 36th America's Cup is happening in March. This one is a race for the ages - the AC75 boats competing are monohull marvels of sailing technology and can travel 4x wind speed. The America's Cup virtual presentation is on Saturday, January 30, being hosted by the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) in Newport. Our presenter is Tucker Thompson, the 'Voice of the America's Cup'. He'll take us behind the scenes with the US Challenger AMERICAN MAGIC, provide a history of the Cup, and an update on the current standings. AMERICAN MAGIC's boats were built in Bristol, Rhode Island. You have to see them to believe them.

This event is free but registration is required. Details can be found here: IYRS 36th America's Cup Update with Tucker Thompson


https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7930427038469148427
 

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Thanks for posting this John. I just registered. What else is there to do during a pandemic on a Saturday night in January? ;) Actually I'm just a sucker for technology but will be thinking of ways to apply it to D.E. hulls!
 

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Thanks for posting this John. I just registered. What else is there to do during a pandemic on a Saturday night in January? ;) Actually I'm just a sucker for technology but will be thinking of ways to apply it to D.E. hulls!
Exactly what I was thinking too, Vin. Maybe we will get some insight as to how these ultra light hulls are made to endure the stresses of high performance racing.
 

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Thanks...I have been following the Cup. The NYYC boat is very competitive this time.. It would be nice to bring the races back to NYYC/RI

Interestingly when I was at MIT, way back in the day.. the engineering dept was fitting hydrofoils onto the pontoons of Hobies, the hypothesis was that if they could ride up on the wings they could sail faster than the apparent wind. The boats were named NF-squared.. neither fish nor fowl.
The very basis of the current design.
I do prefer the J boats and other monohulls but these are thrilling to watch.
 

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Also been following. Amazing boats and technology!

When there's 12-14knts wind and boats are doing over 40 knts, what's not to like!
 

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Who would have thought crewmembers would be wearing helmets when racing a sailboat?
 

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Thanks...I have been following the Cup. The NYYC boat is very competitive this time.. It would be nice to bring the races back to NYYC/RI

Interestingly when I was at MIT, way back in the day.. the engineering dept was fitting hydrofoils onto the pontoons of Hobies, the hypothesis was that if they could ride up on the wings they could sail faster than the apparent wind. The boats were named NF-squared.. neither fish nor fowl.
The very basis of the current design.
I do prefer the J boats and other monohulls but these are thrilling to watch.
That is a pretty nerdy name... watching the race in NYC was very cool I got a spot on the John Jay Harvey fireboat (a working musuem boat almost 100 years old with generators powering twin screws capable of over 20 knots History ) pretty hectic scene as the hudson river had a ripping outgoing current and all the spectator boats up stream of the race course had to use a lot of power to keep bows in the right direction, I was glad to be a passenger.

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Big fan of the AC75's. I can't wait for the day that I can sail out to the farm, work all day and then sail home. They'll probably have that stuff some day WAY in the future. In, like, 2020 or something!
 

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It would be awesome if they had races same weekend as portland DE races. That would be fun.
 

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That is a pretty nerdy name... watching the race in NYC was very cool I got a spot on the John Jay Harvey fireboat (a working musuem boat almost 100 years old with generators powering twin screws capable of over 20 knots History ) pretty hectic scene as the hudson river had a ripping outgoing current and all the spectator boats up stream of the race course had to use a lot of power to keep bows in the right direction, I was glad to be a passenger.

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I think that boat is in Newport now. Sitting in the Newport Shipyard. Think I saw a riveted hull. It got towed in about a month ago.
 

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The money and engineering that goes into these boats is mind blowing and the real life testing is even better. It slowly trickles down to the production world but and custom market but it comes at a cost in $$$.
 
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