sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : America's Cup: Artemis Racing makes change in design tack
America's Cup: Artemis Racing makes change in design tack


'AC72 testing in San Francisco bay. Artemis Racing April 2013, Alameda, USA'    Sander van der Borch / Artemis Racing ©    Click Here to view large photo

About a month and a half ago Artemis Racing CEO Paul Cayard put his hand up and essentially said his team had made a mistake. Artemis Racing had decided early in its campaign to not research a fully foiling AC72. But after a round of training against ORACLE TEAM USA’s foiling AC72 in mid-February, Cayard said Artemis Racing would reverse course and produce a fully foiling AC72.

Juan K - Artemis Racing’s AC72 designer -  Sander van der Borch_- Artemis Racing ©   Click Here to view large photo
'As for our changes, it is fair to say that we are going to be building a fully foiling boat. This will require a redesign of our boards and board cases, and rudders. It is a complete package once you go down that road,' Cayard said at the beginning of March. 'Boat 1 is now in the shed for three weeks, but we are doing work in some other areas, and are eager to get back on the water. It will not be a fully foiling boat when we re-launch. To fully convert this boat would keep us off the water for too long.'

When launched, Artemis Racing’s first AC72 had boards and rudders that helped reduce displacement when sailing, but it wasn’t a flier. One of the reasons Artemis avoided the fully foiling AC72 is because of the class rule. As one of the team’s helmsmen, Loïck Peyron, points out, 'The rule was written to avoid foiling. But rules are made to find the little holes between the sentences, and a few guys did that very well.'

Boat 1 reappeared on San Francisco Bay last week. Although it’s still not fully foiling, there were some noticeable changes, such as the fairing on the aft crossbeam, that have Peyron happy.

Iain PercyAC72 testing in San Francisco bay. Artemis Racing April 2013, Alameda, USA -  Sander van der Borch_- Artemis Racing ©   Click Here to view large photo
'We had a very good V6 engine, but not all the cylinders were working together,' the Frenchman said. 'Now that’s the case. In fact, the power is there. That’s the first step of modifications for Boat 1. We will do another step in a few weeks and it will be a very good boat, for training at least.'

While Boat 1 is up and running again, Artemis Racing’s design team and boatbuilders are busy adapting a foiling system to Boat 2. Peyron said that Boat 2 will be fully foiling. In the meantime the team has also converted one of its AC45s to a fully foiling flier, and the team’s second helmsman, Nathan Outteridge, has been using it for crew training.

'At the moment Loïck’s been doing the big boat and working on developing the wing, and I’ve been taking on the 45 and using my knowledge from foiling in Moths to learn as quickly as possible about foiling in catamarans,' said Outteridge, the 2011 Moth world champion.

'We’re getting to the stage where it’s working quite nicely,' Outteridge continued. 'Now we’re getting a chance to rotate the crew through and get Loïck and all the guys on the boat and understanding how it all works. We don’t have much time, so we’re working as quick as can.

'Sailing the 45 teaches you something about the 72 everyday. We can’t sail the big boat foiling properly at the moment, so we’re just running through our systems on the boat and understanding how the boat feels. We’re educating the team on what foiling will feel like so when we get on the big boat it’s not this big scary thing. That’s not to say that it won’t be scary, but the more we get on the 45 in windy conditions the better it will be for the whole team,' said Outteridge.

AC72 testing in San Francisco bay. Artemis Racing April 2013, Alameda, USA -  Sander van der Borch_- Artemis Racing ©   Click Here to view large photo


by America's Cup Media

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108390

11:47 AM Sat 13 Apr 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

13 Apr 2013  Artemis Racing ready for ACWS finale in Naples
13 Apr 2013  America's Cup World Series: New and old faces turn out for China Team






News - USA and the World









International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,


















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA












U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi   
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition   
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos   
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show   
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT