America's Cup- Artemis goes Aero + Video
by Sail-World.com on 18 Mar 2013
A few weeks ago, Artemis racing announced they were pulling their first AC72 off the training track, for modifications.
34th America’s Cup - Artemis Racing AC72 training ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget http://photo.americascup.com/
The decision to take a time out came after initial race training against Oracle Team USA, when Artemis Racing opted to to join the foiling school of the 34th America's Cup.
As well as converting their first boat to being a foiler, Artemis Racing are adding fairing to the platform (hulls and deck beams) to reduce the aerodynamic drag, and give a further speed increase.
In this video bowman, Andy Fethers, talks about working with the 'drag team' to make aero fairings for the back beam.
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