Thanks for that Luke. Really amazing stuff - especially when the UK boat was heading directly at those spectators! Unbelievable. I guess the Americans will be desperate to conjure up some 'magic' of their own? Great racing
Team NZ had a huge capsize when the y were helping Ineos Team UK trim and set up their boat prior to this latest Challenger racing.Oh my goodness that capsize was incredible! Amazing spectacle
When I sailed on the twelve metre yacht Constellation during America cup trials, about 1979, my job was winding the inboard end of the spinnaker pole up and down! That's all I had to do. If any of the current America cup yachts had flown past us doing forty knots, most of the Constellation crew would have either fainted, shat themselves or presumed aliens had landed. (Probably all the above)
An amazing advance in technology but I wonder what the current crews would be like sailing the old twelve metres, apart from bored!?