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BMW Oracle Racing flies at Anacortes

'The newly launched BMW Oracle Racing trials off Anacortes, today under full sail for the first time.'    BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget    Click Here to view large photo

The new 90ft America's Cup Challenger, BMW Oracle Racing, had her first outing under full sail off Anacortes, today.

The winds were light, but some of the speeds being clocked by the newly launched trimaran are quite remarkable.

Today was the first opportunity to see the magnificent sail plan. The trial was conducted under just a main and jib - the extra is yet to be used.

The newly launched BMW Oracle Racing trials off Anacortes, today under full sail for the first time. -  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles?nid=48470 Martin-Raget   Click Here to view large photo


The newly launched BMW Oracle Racing trials off Anacortes, today under full sail for the first time. -  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles?nid=48470 Martin-Raget   Click Here to view large photo


The newly launched BMW Oracle Racing trials off Anacortes, today under full sail for the first time. -  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles?nid=48470 Martin-Raget   Click Here to view large photo


BMW Oracle Racing helmsman all kitted out in the cross beam helm position. -  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles?nid=48470 Martin-Raget   Click Here to view large photo




by Gilles Martin-Raget

  

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