Earth, Wind & Water

Ramblings of an Earthling, Laserite and small boat sailor

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Load of Dribble

Now that the dust has settled on the America's Cup, designers from other classes of sail craft will no doubt be ruminating on the technology developed for the greatest trophy in Sailing.  If this trickle down continues, perhaps other classes, like the Moths, can work out how to skim upwind, or even fully foil!  And classes that allow them, like the C-Class Catamarans, may develop wing sails.

But don't get me wrong: all jesting aside, it was the best Cup I've ever seen, the boats were cool, and the setting spectacular.  But in sailing, motorsport (think Formula 1), and economics, trickle down is totally busted.

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