Team New Zealand this morning revealed the design of boat that will be used at the 36th America’s Cup in 2021.
The next event will be raced in AC75 class fully foiling monohull yachts.
As America’s Cup holders Team New Zealand dictates the type of boat the event will be contested in.
Team New Zealand said the goal was to design a class that would be challenging and demanding to sail, rewarding the top level of skill for the crews.
The AC75 combines high-performance sailing and great match racing with the safety of a boat that can right itself in the event of a capsize.
Team New Zealand chief executive Grant Dalton said “analysis of the performance of the foiling monohulls tells us that once the boat is up and foiling, the boat has the potential to be faster than an AC50 both upwind and downwind.”