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    Posted: 09 Jan 14 at 1:00pm
Saw some of this towards the end of the season - really looks like it has got it right in terms of a balance between the sailing and the razzamatazz. Looking forward to seeing it this year.
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Looks as though this is where all the AC guys are heading to get experience in fast cats, whilst they sort out what is happening with the next AC.
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Aye, looks like the AC45s are dead. Somewhat surprised- they've done well to keep the X40s going, thought they'd be shafted by the AC45s.
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Down to the money needed, I'd think.
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Originally posted by alstorer

Aye, looks like the AC45s are dead. Somewhat surprised- they've done well to keep the X40s going, thought they'd be shafted by the AC45s.


I think you'll find the AC45's back in 2015, once they've announced the kit / venue for the 35th AC. My hunch is they'll fit hydrofoils to the AC45's for a 2015-16 World Series ahead of the Louis Vuitton Cup / America's Cup in 62' foiling catamarans in San Francisco in 2017.
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Foiling AC45's would be a sight to see.
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Originally posted by Rupert

Foiling AC45's would be a sight to see.

they already have these. Artimis were using them whilst they were waiting for big blue to be ready.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 14 at 11:54am
It'll be interesting to watch a bunch of them fleet racing on foils - suddenly upwind angles, speed and height will be very critical indeed.
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they should just stick to the 45 for the next ac anyway, just allow new open design of wings and foils for the actual ac, but od for the world series
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