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Cup Spy: Swiss have longest sailing day yet..American Magic gets cycling

Cup Spy: Swiss have longest sailing day yet..American Magic gets cycling

Alinghi Red Bull Racing – Barcelona – October 17, 2022 © Alex Carabi / America’s Cup Swiss America’s Cup Challenger resumed sailing off Barcelona on…

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Alinghi Red Bull Racing – Barcelona – October 17, 2022 © Alex Carabi / America’s Cup Swiss America’s Cup Challenger resumed sailing off Barcelona on Monday, with the longest sailing session yet.

Key points October 17, 2022: Alinghi Red Bull Racing trained off Barcelona in a six hour session

None of the other teams that have launched a training/development boat sailed on Monday.

New York Yacht Club’s American Magic announced they have formed a partnership with a US bicycle component manufacturer – indicating one area of development for the US team.

Alinghi Red Bull Racing has long day:

Alinghi spent their longest day on the water so far, hoisting their mainsail just before noon, and dropping it at 1730hrs, returning to dock almost an hour later, having covered 65nm in six hours at sea. The Swiss started the session using the J1 (longest hoist) jib for an hour before changing down to the J2 for the rest of the session.

Conditions off Barcelona were overcast with light easterly wind of 8-10kts. There were no whitecaps, but there was a low building swell from the east with a jobble on top, which should have been well within the capabilities of a team at this level of experience. The wind slowly clocked east as the day progressed and filled in.Generally they had a good day, there were some issues at the start of the session with the Swiss boat struggling to build sufficient speed to get foiling – but […]

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