The design of the America's Cup Class
hydrofoils is one of the team's most closely guarded secrets, but the general principles are well known.
The car maker is applying its design, technology and innovation expertise to the America's Cup Class
boat, a multihull catamaran codenamed 'R1'.
We took sleds down the runs and measured data, and then wrote a lot of long, differential equations." The data then feeds back into validation of the physics model that underlies the simulation--which is exactly what Land Rover BAR is doing now for its America's Cup Class
The finish gun yesterday signalled the end of 20 years of competition in the America's Cup, Louis Vuitton Cup and Louis Vuitton Trophy for the International America's Cup Class
. Introduced 20 years ago, the boats competed in five America's Cup events.
Sardinia and Hong Kong are the other two venues on the calendar, however, the ETNZ skipper agrees it will be foolish to throw caution to the wind as a number of top 85-foot America's Cup Class
yachts will drop anchor at Mina Seyahi for the two-week event.
Although traditionally the America's Cup has always been competed for by mono-hulled International America's Cup Class
(IACC) sloops, typically about 25 metres in length, after a comprehensive revision of the rules of the challenge, this year the boats are a catamaran and trimaran.
* Changes in the shapes of vessels and rigging: The new version of the America's Cup Class
Rules (ACC Rules), (36) which provide the measurement constraints and tolerances for the yachts, allows larger sails, deeper keels, and lighter boats.
Yachts from 10 countries have been training in recent months, and their first head-to-head races take place May 4 through 11 in the America's Cup Class
Since then the graceful 12-metres, described as 'lead mines' among modern yacht designs, have been put out to pasture, as has the specially designed America's Cup class
. Then there was the controversial one-off clash between Dennis Conner's catamaran and New Zealand's massive sloop that followed a massive legal battle.
Defender America 3 (USA) defeated II Moro di Venezia (ITA) 4-1 in the first edition using the International America's Cup Class
The Louis Vuitton Pacific Series is a match race regatta in America's Cup Class
yachts taking place in Auckland, New Zealand and began on January 30.
This means all teams have twelve months to launch, test, de-bug and train with an America's Cup class
that has never been built before.