Oracle Team USA, SoftBank Team Japan and Artemis Racing lined up for three straightline speed runs at ACBDA’s Foil Fest on Saturday.
Look at the trailing edge of each wing. Japan and Oracle have their AC Class wings but Artemis used an AC45 wing that was modified for their test boat. The trailing edge of the AC Class wings has a smooth, rounded shape.
Look closer and you can see the angle in the trailing edge where the lowest segment of the flap meets the middle segment. Look closely at the hull and you see only one grinding pedestal. This is Artemis’s “Turbo 1” boat. A little bit of cat and mouse? Or maybe boat 2 is undergoing modifications?
MC Glenn Jones and Premier Michael Dunkley helped the enthusiastic crowd enjoy the show.
Visitors got a look inside the team bases. Oracle has test systems in their wing shed so they can test and calibrate the wing controls for camber and twist. Look closely at the wing – you can see more camber between the leading element and the flap at the far end of the shed, and almost no camber at the top of the wing, letting us see the twist.Thanks to BERNEWS for the video and photos. Many more photos here.