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The second leg of the Atlantic Cup wrapped up on Sunday, May 19, and it was a close one. After winning the first leg, #118 Bodacious Dream was the first boat to cross the Jamestown FiSH finish line in Newport, Rhode Island.
Although flush-deck sliding foredeck hatches are great for quickly launching and retrieving kites, they have typically been prone to leak because of the difficulty in creating proper seals around them—until now. Among the many innovative features aboard the new McConaghy 38 one-design sloop is a pneumatic seal for the offset (port side) sliding hatch that has an inflatable “bladder” encircling the hatch aperture to keep the wet out.
US. Match Racing National Champion Taylor Canfield and his USone team finished 2012 on a high note—with wild-card wins at the last two stops of the Alpari World Match Racing tour—and have more than maintained their momentum in 2013.
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.
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.