Fuente info AC35
10 AUG 2016
SOFTBANK TEAM JAPAN BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON AC50 CLASS YACHT
BOW-SECTIONS COMPLETED IN GAMAGORI, JAPAN
SoftBank Team Japan officially began construction of their new America’s Cup Class (AC50) yacht yesterday with the fabrication of two carbon fibre bow-sections at a Yamaha production facility in Gamagori, Japan.
Once completed, the new yacht will be delivered to Bermuda in January 2017 where the team will begin testing it in preparation for the 35th America’s Cup.
The never before raced AC50 will be the most technologically advanced yacht in America’s Cup history – an enlargement of the team’s AC45 Sport testing platform currently being used.
Fuente info AC35
Portsmouth, UK, 07/22/2016
Home team sets the pace in Portsmouth
Friday at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth started in spectacular style with the world famous Red Arrows wowing the crowds across Portsmouth’s seafront with an outstanding display of aerobatic skill.
On the water, Friday is designated official practice day, with four practice races taking place and the first two contests were dominated, appropriately, by Sir Ben Ainslie and his Land Rover BAR team.
Under the watchful eye of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Ainslie raced out to two quick wins.
Light wind conditions greeted the teams as they took to the water, but the sizeable crowd was treated to exciting competition in the warm sunny weather over Portsmouth on Friday afternoon.
Fuente info BAR Racing
‘Taking Flight – Britain’s America’s Cup Challenge’ takes to the airwaves
A new documentary, narrated by presenter and broadcaster Clare Balding, gets behind-the-scenes access to Britain’s Challenger for the 35th America’s Cup – Land Rover BAR. Led by the most successful Olympic sailor in history – multiple gold winning Olympian Sir Ben Ainslie – ‘Taking Flight’ follows the team as they prepare to try and win sport’s oldest international trophy. Britain has never won the America’s Cup, a competition that dates back to an original race around the Isle of Wight in 1851.
Fuente info Oracle Team USA
ORACLE TEAM USA and 4iiii Innovations team up on power metrics
Bermuda, Thursday, July 14, 2016
ORACLE TEAM USA will use 4iiii Innovations PRECISION Power Meters to measure how much power its grinders produce with each turn of a winch handle.
4iiii power meters connected to the winches will provide torque and power output with greater than 99% accuracy, allowing ORACLE TEAM USA designers, engineers and physical trainers to determine exactly how much power each grinder generates.
“These systems measure torque on the winch handle with a high degree of accuracy by utilizing strain gauges per side,” says Ian “Fresh” Burns, performance manager for ORACLE TEAM USA.