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RS Sailing 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Try the new Tidetech Auckland, New Zealand America's Cup tidal model

by Tidetech 4 Feb 2021 03:41 PST 6-15 March 2021
Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli - Semi-Final - Day 2 - Hauraki Gulf - January 30, 2021 - Auckland - 36th America's Cup © Richard Gladwell /

If you're anything like us, you'll be counting down to the 36th America's Cup, hosted in Auckland, New Zealand this year (March 6 - 15th if it's not already in your calendar!).

As you'd expect, wind speed and direction are going to be key factors that determine sails, foils and tactics - but what about tidal currents?

Many people think that due to the speed the boat is travelling, tidal currents are somewhat irrelevant, but that's not the case. In fact, teams are using tidal current to calculate their water speed, as they have no way of using a conventional log, since very little of the boat is in the water most of the time.

Ahead of the America's Cup, we've put together a new hydrodynamic model for Auckland waters - and we're offering it to you, to try for FREE.

If you'd like to try it out, you can do so in exclusive online viewer here.

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