Guillaume Verdier, naval architect, mainly responsible for the design of the new America’s Cup Monohull.

Year of construction: 2019-2020
Race program: 36e America’s cup

4 years to create a spectacular boat

The AC75 combines the high-performance sailing and match racing, with the safety of a boat that can correct itself in the event of a capsize. The ground-breaking concept is achieved by using twin canting T-foils, ballasted to provide righting-moment when sailing and roll-stability, whilst at low speed.

In standard sailing boats, the leeward foil is lowered to provide lift and enable foiling; whilst the windward foil is raised out of the water to maximise the lever-arm of the ballast and reduce drag. During pre-starts and through manoeuvring, both foils can be lowered to provide extra lift and control rolling, which can be useful in rougher sea conditions and provide a wider window whilst racing.

21/11/17- The 36th America’s Cup class boat concept of the AC75.

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Key Dates:

December 31, 2018: Late entries deadline
March 31, 2019: Boat 1 can be launched
2nd half of 2019: 2 x America’s Cup World Series Preliminary Events
February 1, 2020: Boat 2 can be launched
During 2020: 3 x America’s Cup World Series Preliminary Events
December 10-20, 2020: America’s Cup Christmas Race
January and February 2021: The PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series
March 2021: The America’s Cup Match

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