90ft, more than 20 crew - will the new America's Cup use trapezes
If they are going to be 90ft long, have more than 20 crew who, as Brad Butterworth put it, will have to be more ‘athletic’, have they got trapezes in mind? And have Lake Garda boats, which Ernesto Bertarelli is known to sail, had any influence on what to expect in 2009 and beyond.
As far as athleticism is concerned surely AC boats as we know them have gone as far as the designers can go. There’s surely only one way to go – out on the wire?