DELIVERY OF AC45S TESTING BOAT TO MARK NEXT STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
SoftBank Team Japan will take delivery of their first AC45S in December and according to sailing team manager and tactician Chris Draper, the sailors can’t wait to put the turbocharged race yacht through it’s paces.
Fighter Jets, Foils and Human Factors
An investigation with BAE Systems
The speed of reaction of a fighter pilot in combat has always been a matter of life and death. So when defence and aerospace companies design the control systems for modern military fast jets they are very, very careful to ensure that nothing gets between the pilot and the plane. The design of the interface must present no barriers to the human’s interaction with the machine.
Artemis Racing and Bermuda share spotlight on Super Sunday
Artemis Racing grabbed the lion’s share of the spotlight, writing an epic comeback story on Sunday at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Bermuda.
The host venue of Bermuda was also shining bright, offering up perfect racing conditions, a large but controlled spectator fleet, and an enthusiastic public. It was a tremendous opening event in the home of the 2017 America’s Cup.
Sunday’s racing in Bermuda will have more points on offer than any other day in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series to date.
After racing was abandoned on Saturday due to extremely light winds, a third race has been added to the schedule on Sunday. All three races will have double-point scoring, meaning up to 60 points are available. Racing is scheduled to start at 14:10 ADT.
Artemis Racing has announced today the signing of Italian star, Francesco Bruni.
Bruni, from Palermo, Italy, is a three time Olympian and former helmsman of Italian America’s Cup challenger Luna Rossa. He is one of Italy’s most successful sailors having won 7 World, 5 European and 15 Italian championships across different classes, and topped ISAF’s Match Race World Rankings in 2011.