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America’s Cup Video Updates from Bermuda
Second Practice Race Period – Comments From the The Teams
Oracle Team USA Skipper Jimmy Spithill
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Percy – Artemis Racing
Washed Overboard: Oracle’s Wing Trimmer Kyle Langford
Thanks to Oracle coach Philippe Presti – visit his Instagram page here.
Man Overboard on Groupama Team France
In a full foiling turn the G forces may have surprised this French sailor. He crossed the boat during a fast turn and couldn’t slow down on the other side.
Nick Holroyd of SoftBank Team Japan Explains Foil Design Details
Oracle Has a Scare on Thursday, Capsizes on Saturday
Thursday 6 April 2017 – On an official practice race day, Oracle had a scare, nearly capsizing their America’s Cup Race Boat.
Two days later they did capsize. The boat was righted within 10 minutes. After tests and repairs, they were back out sailing the next morning. In the video, Oracle has blurred out the foils but you can see their shape in the video from MyislandhomeBDA, below.
MyislandhomeBDA also captured the incident. In this video it looks like the boat was righted by pulling it up from the side rather than by “flying it up” – towing the boat forward into the wind with the wing trimmed down. There may have been too little wind for that technique. Note that you get a good look at the foils when the boat is on its side – very long with high aspect ratio.
Chase Boat Nearly Hits Artemis Racing
On Thursday 6 April, Artemis Racing won their pre-start against Oracle Team USA, putting a penalty on Oracle. Artemis led going into the first mark doing close to 40 knots, when an errant chase boat from a Red Bull Youth America’s Cup team crossed in front of them. The chase boat did a quick 180. Nathan Outteridge did an emergency bearaway and Artemis planted the bows, damaging the fairing on the forward crossbeam. Regatta Director Iain Murray abandoned the race and cleared the course. Artemis went to their base to inspect the structures and to patch up the damage. They returned for a second race against Oracle. Artemis lost the start and followed Oracle around the first mark but found better pressure later in the race and passed Oracle for the win.
At 1:00 into this video by Jason Smith of MyislandhomeBDA, Artemis and Oracle cross the start line. At 1:45 Artemis leads around Mark 1. You can see the Youth America’s Cup chase boat’s emergency turn on the right edge of the screen. About 15 seconds later, at 2:00 in the video we can see the damaged fairing hanging from the forward starboard crossbeam. At 2:17 a crewman leaves his cockpit and lies down on the crossbeam to pull off the damaged piece. At 2:33 he throws it overboard and at 2:50 the Artemis chase boat stops to pick it up.
Wind Model of Bermuda’s Great Sound – Built by Airbus for Oracle Team USA
Looking for every possible advantage in the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA has a small scale wind model for Bermuda’s Great Sound. Technical partner Airbus built the model for them using large quantities of wind data the team has collected over the last two years from their test boats, chase boats and the crane at their base. Large scale models for the Atlantic cannot be scaled down into reliable models for the Great Sound, since it is enclosed and subject local effects unrelated to the rest of the Atlantic.
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More video briefings by Jack Griffin
Oracle errors in Race 10
About the pre-start
Artemis foiling Big Blue on Day 1
2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco
Trimming the Wing
How to harness the power.
AC45 crew roles
Who does what on board?
Tactics on the course
What course do they sail?
Who can cut inside?
Do you understand this surprising rule?
Penalty at course limit
Fast action at the boundary.
Penalty to Spithill – AC World Series
Spithill vs Coutts – see how the penalty happened.