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America's Cup: 170 years of the America's Cup by Virtual Eye

by ARL/Virtual Eye 24 Nov 2020 19:31 PST 25 November 2020
Emirates Team New Zealand AC75 - Te Rehutai - November 20, 2020 © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Many media formats have been used to try and explain the leaps between the start of the America's Cup in 1851 through to the present - in the sailing class and technology of the day.

However none bridge the gap quite so well as this piece of virtual reality produced by Animation Research Ltd who first introduced real-time graphics to the America's Cup in 1992, and have been involved in the event since that regatta in San Diego. Since then ARL, based in Dunedin, New Zealand have taken the concept into Golf, Cricket, Motorsports and even gliding, along with many historical applications - able to provide a contemporary view based on the media of the time. More on ARL sports graphics under the Virtual Eye brand can be viewed here youtube.com/user/virtualeyepresenter

As a piece of serendipity the year 1851, the schooner America won what was to become the America's Cup; the city of the current holder, Auckland, New Zealand was founded.

170 Years of Change

America's Cup racing has changed a lot in 170 years.

?? Animation Research Limited

Posted by Emirates Team New Zealand on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

This journey of the America’s Cup from 1851 in Wight Island to Auckland in 2020 was made by Animation Research Ltd as part of an on line school platform they are building with the Maritime Museum.

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