Breaking new belligerent in Bermuda: “Flying” catamarans compete
for a world’s oldest general sports and many prestigious
Technology Partner BMW has supposing profitable engineering
imagination in a margin of aerodynamics and combined an intuitive
cockpit pattern for Defender ORACLE TEAM USA.
BMW is Global Partner of a organiser, a “America’s Cup
Event Authority” (ACEA).
- Racing deferred until currently due to clever winds.
- Key Facts about a 35th America’s Cup.
Munich. The America’s Cup has prolonged been an impulse for the
best sailors and idealist engineers, running their dreams for 166
years. Today, a foe for a many sought-after prize in
yachting will start again with a initial Match Races of a 35th
America’s Cup in a “Great Sound” of Bermuda. Defender ORACLE TEAM
USA will open a regatta in a duel with Groupama Team France.
Strong winds forced ACEA to postpone racing until Saturday. During
construction of a yacht “17”, a winning group from 2010 and 2013
was upheld by a automotive imagination of Technology Partner BMW
in a area of aerodynamics. BMW Motorsport engineers grown a
custom-built discerning cockpit pattern for Skipper Jimmy Spithill.
The unconventional catamarans that will be sailing during a 35th America’s
Cup are 15 metres in length, have a wingsail, and can strech speeds of
adult to 100 kmh “flying” on their foils. The 6 participating teams
have spent many months operative on a growth of their high-tech yachts.
ORACLE TEAM USA skipper Jimmy Spithill said: “Our credentials for the
35th America’s Cup has been a long, heated journey. At ORACLE TEAM
USA we are vehement to be removing onto a start line during final and can’t
wait to line adult opposite a other teams with a America’s Cup on the
line. Our interjection go to a Technology Partner BMW for their great
support and engineering imagination as we designed, built and developed
a vessel means of holding us to a third uninterrupted America’s Cup victory.”
ORACLE TEAM USA’s racing yacht “17” – BMW engineering expertise.
Aerodynamics: Aerodynamic opening advantages
are wilful today interjection to “foiling”, whereby a yachts are
means to fly over a aspect of a H2O on a foils. The
extensive knowledge and complicated infrastructure ensuing from
BMW’s impasse in vehicle construction were used to make the
many of this potential.
Steering Wheel: To concede a catamaran to fly
continuously, a navigator contingency adjust a angle of both foils and
a rudder blades any second to fit a course, instruction of the
wind, speed and opposition. To do so, a navigator requires a
accurate steering procedure identical to a steering circle from a
motorsport car. BMW Motorsport engineers have grown a steering
circle for ORACLE TEAM USA that allows discerning use.
35th America’s Cup – The Competition (27th May
Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers: In the
rough round, any group competes twice opposite any other
team, including Defender ORACLE TEAM USA. One indicate is awarded for
any win. The best 4 challengers validate for a play-offs.
Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs:
Competition now continues on a knockout basis. Each
play-off duel consists of a limit of 9 races: The initial yacht
to record 5 wins progresses to a subsequent round. Two semi-finals
and a final are contested.
America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton:
Defender ORACLE TEAM USA meets a best challenger. If one of these
dual teams has collected a many points of any member in the
“Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers”, one reward indicate will be
awarded for a Match. Each win once again is value one point. The
initial group to strech 7 points is a leader of a 35th America’s Cup.
Wind Speed: The breeze speed contingency be between 6 – 24
knots (11-45 km/h) to concede a competition to take place during a 35th
America’s Cup. If a breeze speed does not tumble within this window
(measured between 8 and 3 mins before a competition start
time), a start contingency be postponed.America’s Cup – The Teams
35th America’s Cup – The Teams.
ORACLE TEAM USA (USA), skipper: Jimmy Spithill (AUS)
Artemis Racing (SWE), skipper:
Nathan Outteridge (AUS)
Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL),
skipper: Glen Ashby (NZL)
Groupama Team France (FRA), skipper:
Franck Cammas (FRA)
Land Rover BAR (ENG), skipper: Sir Ben
Softbank Team Japan (JPN), skipper: Dean Barker (NZL)
35th America’s Cup Live.
- Live TV coverage of a races in a 35th America’s Cup:
- The races will also be promote on a America’s Cup app. The app
is accessible giveaway of assign in a applicable stores for iOS and
Android, though there is a assign for a live feed (in-app purchase).
The organiser will also use amicable networks to yield sailing fans
with extensive created reports and pictures. Follow a action
on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: