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Kaenon Interviews: Pete Melvin on A-Class and new America's Cup rule

'Pete Melvin (USA), 2014 Int. A-Class Catamaran Worlds, Takapuna, New Zealand'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Pete Melvin (USA) previous World A-Class World Champion, leading multihull designer and one of the developers of the America's Cup Class rule for the 34th and 35th America's Cups.

In this long (20 minute) interview, Pete Melvin covers the developments in the A-Class over the past few years, the advent and issues with foiling, and then changes to the America's Cup design and rule issues, including the approaches taken with the new rule for the 35th America's Cup expected to be announced in mid-March 2014.



Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Foiling Moth - Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Int. A-Class Catamaran World Championship, Day 5, Takapuna NZ -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo


by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz


  

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