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Old 09-17-2013, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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America's Cup - It is very high tech

A lot has changed in the America's Cup since I last was following it. Sails? We don't need no stinkin' sails! These guys know a thing ot two about aero and hydrodynamics!

The vessels are catamarans with hydrofoils and they literally fly:



Calculated To Win: Supercomputers Power America's Cup : All Tech Considered : NPR

Here's a new concept called "apparent wind" - this is what allows them to sail faster than the wind:




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