Racing

Organizers for the third annual Atlantic Cup have decided it’s time to get the public into the act. With this in mind, the 2013 regatta—which comprises both double-handed offshore and fully crewed inshore racing aboard Class 40s—will include a number of features both afloat and ashore to allow fans to get as close to the action as possible. 


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It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. First the Kiwis and then the three other America’s Cup teams have all hit the water with daggerboards we might as well call hydrofoils, which lift their boats’ hulls clean out of the water on downwind legs, dramatically lowering resistance and increasing speed. But the AC72 rule was specifically intended to prevent that. Read my lips: No trimmable winglets. 

 


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Leg 1 of the Atlantic Cup came to a close an hour after midnight on May 15. The last of the Class 40s arrived in New York Harbor throughout the night on May 14, three days after leaving Charleston, South Carolina.


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The first leg of the third annual Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing kicked off from Charleston on May 11.

 

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After the tragic capsize of the Artemis Racing AC72 on May 9 that resulted in the death of team member Andrew “Bart” Simpson, the team, America’s Cup organizers and the San Francisco Police Department are working together to review the circumstances surrounding the incident.


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