Americas Cup Technology

You can say what you want about how the classic feel of the Americas Cup has been lost. Most of us feel the same way about these mutli-hulls taking over for the gorgeous mono-hulls of the past. However, let’s not forget one of the primary functions of Americas Cup. It is one of the testing grounds for the future of sailing, not just racing but also cruising. Yes that’s right, cruising, it may take ten years or so, but history has proven that many of these high tech advancements found in today’s cruising boats were developed by cups of the past. I’m not saying that cruising monohulls will have rigid wings replacing the main sail, but maybe……

Take a few minutes to ‘keep up with the cup’ and see what’s new with some of the cutting edge technologies and which ones are still being developed before the next act.

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