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Images from San Diego- Modified BOR90 has her first sail - 2

by Gilles Martin-Raget on 30 Oct 2009
33rd America’s Cup - BMW ORACLE Racing - BOR 90 October 09 version trials BMW Oracle Racing Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

BMW Oracle Racing took their America's Cup Challenger, BOR90 out for her first sail after around five weeks of modifications were undertaken in the builder's shed in San Diego.

The major changes which are confirmed in these photos include a new mast (with a hard wing believed to be on its way); the centreboard has been removed, as has the main rudder; an engine has been fitted to provide power for the hydraulic systems which now power the winches instead of an eight strong grinding team.

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