Monday, February 15, 2010

With All the Hoopla Over Olympics, You Probably Missed the America's Cup

The BMW/Oracle team from the US won the 33rd America's Cup. This year's event was notable mostly for the amount of time Oracle and Alinghi (the defending Swiss) spent in court. Still, the boats are beautiful, and this clip has a few places where you can see how fast the big trimarans really go.



The next Cup will be somewhere in America. Though they haven't said East Coast or West Coast. (Has to be a salt water port.)

4 comments:

smacklin said...

There's an Olympics?

Ian Argent said...

Holy cow. Both the upwind pontoon and the center hull were out of the water in some of those shots!

What with the connectors looking like wings, it's like they're just flying over the water.

Zendo Deb said...
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Zendo Deb said...

Yeah, they are pretty cool. They are also damned expensive, even by the standards of the Americas cup.

Take a look at this one...