CLASSIFIEDS ONLY THB 2,500 + VAT FOR 3 LANGUAGES The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News
The Phuket News World Sport
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World  | Surf Report  | Predictions XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

‘Pretty cool’ – foiling monohulls for America's Cup 2021

YACHTING: The yachts competing for the next America’s Cup will be bigger, faster, single-hulled giants that fly over the water on foils, like the catamarans seen in recent regattas, Team New Zealand (TNZ) said today (Nov 21).

transport, technology, marine,


AFP

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 05:50PM


New Zealand, who won the Auld Mug from Team USA in Bermuda in June, get to dictate rules for the next America’s Cup in Auckland in March 2021. Photo: Clive Mason / AFP
New Zealand, who won the Auld Mug from Team USA in Bermuda in June, get to dictate rules for the next America’s Cup in Auckland in March 2021. Photo: Clive Mason / AFP

The New Zealanders, who won the Auld Mug from Team USA in Bermuda in June, get to dictate rules for the next America’s Cup in Auckland in March 2021.

As expected, TNZ’s design vision released today opted for a return to traditional monohulls, rather than the catamarans used in the past two editions.

But, crucially, the hi-tech monohulls retain the ability to “foil” – using movable, carbon-fibre wings which fold down to lift the boat’s hull from the water when racing.

Foiling makes the boat look like it is flying and dramatically increases speed, providing spectacular visuals that boosted interest in the 2013 and 2017 regattas.

The feature has never been used previously on America’s Cup monohulls.

“It’s a completely new concept of boat which we’re pretty excited about,” TNZ design chief Dan Bernasconi told Radio New Zealand.

“A complete change from the cats (catamarans) that we raced in Bermuda but I think it’s going to be pretty cool.”

QSI International School Phuket

The 2021 yachts, called AC75s, are also 75 feet long, much bigger than the 50-foot AC50 vessels that competed in Bermuda.

TNZ chief Grant Dalton said the increased size did not mean they would be slower.

“Our analysis of the performance of the foiling monohulls tells us that once the boat is up and foiling, the boat has the potential to be faster than an AC50 both upwind and downwind,” he said.

TNZ will release detailed specifications for the AC75s in March next year, which rival syndicates can use to build their challengers.

Bernasconi said he expected the first versions of the vessel to be launched around April 2019, giving plenty of practice time before sailing’s most prestigious trophy is up for grabs in 2021.

TNZ has previously announced it will tighten the nationality criteria for yacht crews, and attempt to keep costs down to maximise the number of challengers.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:

Comments Left: Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
Security:
   => Forget password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket Governor faces Chinese envoys over tourist safety, lifeguards

"Officials work hard on enforcing the rules for tourists’ safety, on the road and in the sea,” Gov Norraphat said. Typical head-in-the-sand r...(Read More)


Phuket Governor faces Chinese envoys over tourist safety, lifeguards

Akin to talking to a brick wall, the independent assessment would have been scathing, Thai beauracrats quibbling over who gets what from the budget is...(Read More)



B140mn CCTV project punted to support Phuket ‘Smart City’ lifeguards

We must understand that Thai especially in Phuket will just sit in an office with aircon and watch tv (CCTV).And think how can they scam and cheat mor...(Read More)


B140mn CCTV project punted to support Phuket ‘Smart City’ lifeguards

Pathetic. If the authorities spent even a fraction of the proposed B140m on a proper budget for lifeguards then problems could be solved. Instead penn...(Read More)


B140mn CCTV project punted to support Phuket ‘Smart City’ lifeguards

Also note that the tower, during patrol hours, is always manned, with lifeguards patrolling the beach....NOt sitting around on their arse....(Read More)


B140mn CCTV project punted to support Phuket ‘Smart City’ lifeguards

CCTV camera do not replace eyes on the beach, this is just another example of Thailand believing technology can replace people, eg, the so called safe...(Read More)


Thai women ‘married’ by Indian gangsters

Sorry but this seems to indicate the two Thai "officials" who forged the documents and charged for the "service" are both still em...(Read More)


B140mn CCTV project punted to support Phuket ‘Smart City’ lifeguards

boondoggle(noun):work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value....(Read More)


Court rules unregistered properties rented on Airbnb illegal

AIRBNB have changed their T&C, so they can now reveal the full details inside any AIRBNB account to any official regulatory body that asks, withou...(Read More)

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2018 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.