After undergoing major alterations, BMW Oracle Racing prepare to trial 90ft x 90ft trimaran

BMW Oracle Racing have launched their trimaran in San Diego – after undergoing major modifications. The team will now prepare to sea trial the 90-foot by 90-foot high-tech racing boat.

“We are really excited to get out on the water,” said helmsman James Spithill (AUS). “We still have plenty to do to complete sea trials and be ready for the America’s Cup in February so every day counts. It is only seven months until the America’s Cup so we are now in the home stretch.”

BMW Oracle Racing is the Challenger for the 33rd America’s Cup. The team will meet the Swiss Defender Alinghi in a best two-of-three head-to-head duel starting February 8 next year. The venue for the competition must be named by the Defender by 8 August.

The team will test the trimaran in San Diego this summer. “This is cutting-edge technology and sailing. We look forward to testing how fast is fast,” concluded Spithill.

Click here to see more images of the trimaran, courtesey of Gilles Martin-Raget .