|AC72 Official Launch - Auckland|
The speed alone is something that will take time to adjust to and then the height the outside sponson will be above the water in the event of a capsize. A crew member hanging on and looking down with the prospect of falling, will be dangling almost 50ft above the water! a position every crew will be praying that they never find themselves in....?
|Size comparison Artemis AC45 and AC72|
For the more technical of you, cast your eye over the spec. chart below to get an idea of the difference in size of the two classes of boats.
|Specification chart comparison AC45 and AC72|
With the launch of these amazing vessels the stage is now set to witness probably the most spectacular Americas Cup ever, with many rounds to go yet before reaching the final races in San Franscisco in July 2013 - watch this space.
You can read more about racing around the cans in a much more modest fashion whilst cruising, in my ebook 'Sailing Adventures in Paradise', downloadable from my website www.sailboat2dventure.com