03rd Dec 2013
Platform

America’s Cup – AC72 Platform Aerodynamics

Platform aerodynamics was key to performance in the AC72’s. Early on we realised that we couldn’t just look at the wing and platform in isolation. Using the platform to end-plate...

03rd Dec 2013
Pie Warmers

America’s Cup – AC72 Pie Warmers

It was a case of anything goes for fairings on the AC72, anything inside the extents of the yacht and under 2.6m from waterline. But where to start? Well… everywhere...

02nd Dec 2013
Wing

America’s Cup – AC72 Wingsail

Wings were new in AC34 so we spent a lot of time understanding the wing; how it needed to work, when to chase max-lift and when to focus on drag,...