All about speed and boat handling, where only one failed tack or gybe can cost you the entire regatta. We don’t know if the next Cup in Bermuda will be a worth watching but for sure speed is the new religion. Is this the America’s Cup that we want to watch? We will see…
Now we are ready to have a ride with Tom Slingsby on the Oracle Team USA AC45 Turbo. The Couttscuppers have just completed a full foiling race course in Bermuda, including full foiling tacks, the new game-changer. Video below:
Softbank Team Japan started foiling tack last April. ORACLE TEAM USA added the move to its repertoire when sailing in full manual-mode, and now the race is on to get around the race course without coming down off the foils.
“It’s very likely that the boat that can make it around the racecourse without touching the water will win this America’s Cup,” said tactician/sailing team manager Tom Slingsby.