Americas Cup

Monday July 18, 2016 at 10:00am
The Americas Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy and the latest stage in the Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series is coming back to the UK and Portsmouth this weekend (24th to 26th July 2016).
Americas Cup

The Americas Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy and the latest stage in the Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series is coming back to the UK and Portsmouth this weekend (24th to 26th July 2016).

 

 

 

The current Americas Cup World Series boats are the AC45f catamaran which use lightweight composite materials, with innovative wing sails and hydrofoils which lift them out of the water and allow them to actually travel faster than the wind pushing them!

 

 

Two of the six teams (the British Team “Land Rover BAR” and “Oracle” Team USA) competing in this weekend’s racing will also be using chase boats from British manufacturer and SOLIDWORKS customer Scorpion Ribs. Scorpion have had SOLIDWORKS since 2006 and use it in the design and build of their high quality ribs from their base in Lymington Hampshire.

 


Hopefully with the support from SOLIDWORKS customers such as Scorpion Ribs, the British Team “Land Rover BAR” captained by five times Olympic medal winner Sir Ben Ainslie can bring the Americas Cup back to the UK for the first time in 166 years when it reaches its conclusion in Bermuda next year!

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