Monday, November 09, 2009

Video: BMW Oracle reveals wing sail

BMW Oracle reveals wing sail. San Diego, 8 November 2009. Video copyright BMW Oracle

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At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this an airplane?

At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Martin said...

Will it break before or after Christmas?

At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


if one wants to push the technological edge one has to face the possibility of gear failure. This is inherently risky. Just look at the teams that try to break the sailing speed record. However, I find this project really exciting because this is now really pushing it and something is attempted that never has been done before. I wish BMWOracle good luck with their new sail configuration.

At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big question: Are they going to use a headsail and if, how are they going to attach it to the wing?

At 10:32 AM, Anonymous CheeseBurger said...

This is indeed exciting. The legal stuff is mostly usefull to gain a (small) advantage for one side or the other, but the best design and sailing tem will prevail in the end.
It would be nice for Alinghi and BOR to at least agree to race these boats more than 2 or 3 times.

Question: is a wing DOG legal? DOG says "vessel propelled by sails only"

At 11:58 AM, Blogger Renaud said...

Poisson d'avril ... do they have an airport in Valencia !!!!

At 1:38 PM, Anonymous I have excellent lawyers but awful sailors said...


My name is Uncle Larry and I'm very proud of my team of lawyers, they win all the time. Unfortunately, my sailors took a humiliating loss in Nice versus the Italians.

I honestly don't care because I'll win the Cup in the court not on the water

At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just when you thought AC couldn't get any lower... The guys that brought engines to AC boats are going to claim hard sails are not deed legal...what interest I had left is quickly fading

At 6:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 5:05

Alinghi will be hard pressed to fight and win a protest on the wing. There is already precedent supporting the use of a wing in an AC DoG match. Dennis Conner used one in '88.

At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 5.05

where did you pick up that the swiss will challenge the wing?
wouldn't be a surprise but haven't seen it anywhere


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