Videographer John Navas was in his favorite position on the edge of San Francisco Bay and captured this video of Emirates Team New Zealand foiling upwind on Leg 3 of Race 6 of the Louis Vuitton Cup Final.
This is the first close-up video of a boat foiling upwind during a race, as Emirates Team NZ hit 30kts for a sustained period upwind.
Surprisingly their gain was not that significant in terms of metres gained over the Italians, however the foiling ability does have several tactical advantages which pay a significant dividend later in the race.
by John Navas
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