By now you’ve all seen plenty of photos of the AC45 wingsails in action, but do you know how they’re built? Peter Nielsen paid a visit to the manufacturers, Core Builders Composites, in Warkworth, New Zealand, to find what goes into one of these featherweight rigs.
It’s fall, and boat show season is upon us. It kicked off on the East Coast with the Newport International Boat Show, in France with the Grand Pavois de La Rochelle, and in England with the Southampton Boat Show. A jetlagged Peter Nielsen visited all three in one week. Here’s what he saw…