The first completed wing was rolled out on Friday, May 25th.
The following release discusses the technical aspects of these huge wing/sails in the lead up to construction of the boats:
CORE BUILDERS COMPOSITES READY TO SHIP FIRST WING FOR AMERICA’S CUP DEFENDER
The first wing created for the American defender of the America’s Cup was rolled out of Core Builders Composites, New Zealand, today ready for shipping to the USA.
At 40 meters (131 feet) tall, the hi-tech carbon-fiber wing is the equivalent height of a 12-storey building and will power the AC72 catamaran used in the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco.
“This is a milestone in our effort to win the America’s Cup,” said ORACLE TEAM USA skipper James Spithill. “It is another key component ready for the final assembly of our first AC72 race boat.”
|the 'Team' with first wing|
|On the road to Auckland|
|Heading for the docks|