Coinciding with our vacation to Bermuda last week, was the America’s Cup Yacht Preliminaries.
Although all the 50′ catamarans are essencially the same, teams have virtually unlimited options as to trimming and power usage, including navigating savvy, and human endurance. For example, Emirates utilizes bicycle-like human power stations, while Oracle uses the more traditional hand cranked “grinders.” The science of these vessels and the methods employed are awesome, details of which can be found here .
As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂