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America's Cup: Am-Cam video of Oracle's AC72 foiling in San Francisco    
Fri, 22 Feb 2013


Oracle Team USA is videoed on a practice run on San Francisco Bay. Flick the quality onto HD and watch in full screen.

In contrast to other video distributed on the interweb, this one is not too flattering. The wind conditions are described as light, but whitecaps are clearly visible which may be tide, but the breeze does look to be at least 12kts, conditions in which foiling should be quite possible, particularly sailing downwind under gennaker. The chase boats, pacing the AC72, don't seem to be working too hard either - which is an indication of speed.

There is no date on this video - but given that the AC72 seems to be wheel steered, it is assumed that this is the relaunched AC72 USA-17/2

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There's also a HD version of the Oracle USA-17 capsize available - again can be watched in HD and full-screen setting

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by Andrew Wisner



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