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The Science Behind the AC72 - Apparent Wind PDF Print
Science of the 34th America's Cup

 

 

Video. About 3 minutes.

AC72science-apparentwind-posterThe AC72s raced in the 34th America's Cup can go faster than the wind, which means they make their own wind. This changes all the conventional tactics surrounding a difficult to understand facet of sailing - apparent wind. This video helps break down the science involved with apparent wind, and then explains how the AC72s change the game.

 
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