AC34, Team New Zealand mete en boxes el AC72


© Chris Cameron/ETNZ

Fuente info ETNZ

November 1, 2012
AC72 in the shed for speed “implant”

Emirates Team New Zealand is ratcheting up its AC72 sailing programme, moving on from primarily conducting reliability and system testing to a focus on racing and speed development.

The yacht will go into the shed for 10 days for, amongst other things, modifications that are designed to extract greater performance from the boat.

Grant Dalton says: “After 16 days on the water, we are comfortable with the boat and we can work on building speed by developing on-board systems and racing mechanics and giving the sailing crew time to develop communications and boat handling.

“The design department has collated and analysed a massive amount of data every time the 72 has sailed and has come up with some changes that we expect will improve performance.”

Chris Cameron’s aerial pictures from this week’s testing are here.

“Amongst the obvious changes are fairings which are designed to reduce windage and therefore drag will be installed on the back beam and elsewhere. We have not done this before because the fairings make access needed to tune various systems and visual checks of the structure more difficult

“Once we have completed the work, the team will back into on-the-water testing and spending time on sailing crew development.”

5 pensamientos en “AC34, Team New Zealand mete en boxes el AC72

  1. Con la boca grande no dicen que son ahora los chicos de Prada quien les va aprobar el nuevo diseño a los del TNZ. Creo que Artemis esta en clara desventaja TNZ tiene 4 barcos y Artemis 2. La regla no ha sido muy acertada y Artemis es claramente perjudicado.

  2. me encanta, ya estan desacreditando al artemis cuando ni toco el agua.

    Porque no esperan antes de hablar? aparte en el fondo la cantidad de barcos que tengas es nada si lo que importa es lo que hagas con el 72.

  3. Impresionante el agujero que va haciendo en el agua “la succión” (lift) del daggerboard.
    Está claro que son una de las claves del diseño que resulte ganador.
    Los esfuerzos deben ser enormes y la probabilidad de roturas también.

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