Home | Go Sailing! | Get On Our List! | Support Us

The Science Behind the AC72 Wing Sails PDF Print
Science of the 34th America's Cup

 

 

Video. About 3 minutes.

AC72wingsail-posterThe boats used in the 34th America's Cup - AC72s - are giant catamarans with a revolutionary 40 meter (131 foot) wing sail that is about the same size as a jumbo jetliner's wing. The technology of these sails allows the trimmer to power up the boat so it can fly 3X faster than the speed of the wind.

 
Home
About Us
Inductees
Education
Collections/Libraries
On-Site Programs
Sailors & Stories
Info/Contact/News
Contributors
Calendar
Search
Bull & Bear Sailing
Sail for Education

We are seeking boats
& owners to volunteer
for STEM student sails
in July - Click here to
learn more & sign up.


 
 
  facebook-btn    twitter-btn   US SAILING LOGO 

donate_now


© 2014 National Sailing Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

facebook-btn            twitter-btn            US SAILING LOGO