The wing-sailed catamaran has been handed over to the America's Cup Race Management
The AC45 technical shakedown is now complete, and the wing-sailed catamaran design has been handed over to the America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM).
ACRM will now manage the logistics, care and maintenance of the prototype as competitors test the boat over the coming weeks. The AC45 is the forerunner to the larger AC72, which will be used in the 34th America’s Cup.
“To see the AC45 come together from just a concept in September to a full-fledged racing machine by January is a true testament to the skill of the New Zealand marine industry,” said Iain Murray, America’s Cup Race Management CEO and Regatta Director.
“In particular we would like to thank the team at Core Builders Composites who have produced an incredible boat that is fast yet robust. They remain hard at work on the balance of the AC45 fleet, which will be delivered to the teams for testing through April, before we leave Auckland to compete in the 2011 America’s Cup World Series.”
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