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NEWS

ON THE FOILING FRONTIER

The AC75 Rule for the 36th America's Cup presents a unique challenge for design teams... Read more

HARD TO WIN

Taking stock after AC 35th Bermuda finale ... Read more

SPARRING PARTNERS

A friendly rivalry keeps two Cup defender teammates on their toes. For them, the recipe for success is simple: Work together to make the boat go fast on the water, then absolutely annihilate each other on land..... Read more

WINGSAIL CUP WINNER

Halfway through the first leg of the first race, the one with a wingsail bigger than a Boeing 747 wing was making it look easy, but from an engineer's perspective, the challenge of building, hoisting, and optimizing that wingsail was anything but.... Read more

A NEW APPROACH TO THE VO70 RIG DESIGN

They didn't win the latest Volvo Ocean Race but the two Telefónica entries boasted an apparently radically simple but ultimately very successful new approach to VO70 rig design that set the standard for all future VO70 rigs.... Read more

SEAHORSE SAILOR OF THE MONTH

Scott Ferguson gets nominated for Seahorse Sailor of the Month .... Read more

GP2 GLUE ON TRACK DEVELOPMENT

The GP2 Mainsail control Battcar system track was a development to create something light that could be glued to the mast using a methacrylate glue. At the time the idea of gluing a track to the mast for an around the world race certainly raised some eyebrows but I was confident that with these types of glues, put on the right way, could definitely save some weight and avoid a lot of holes in the back of the mast..... Read more