Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Quit y'er complainin'. The AC 72's are fast

Let's get over the whining about the America Cup.  Yes it's a club for the super-rich.  Hasn't it always been?  These boats are fast.  It is not like watching grass grow.  More like Nascar.  Here's Artemis - in blue - in the first race of the Challenger series and their first race in their new boat. Taking the start and windward leg - peaking at 39 kts.  This is a tribute to their team mate Andrew Simpson - the Olympic Gold medalist who died when their AC 72 footer pitch-poled.

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