Monday, February 15, 2010

America's Cup returning to USA!

BMW Oracle beats Alinghi to win back America's Cup!

The boats are beginning to look and act more like planes!
Town Councilor and Bristol native, Halsey Herreshoff, had this to say about the races which he attended:
"In Valencia Spain, I had the privilege of close involvement with the 33rd America´s Cup. This was different than any other - particularly striking technology - an amazing trimarran - very high speeds (40 mile race in just over two hours) and a sweet return of the America's Cup to the USA.
It was a terrific show of ultimate technology at the edge between success and possibilities for trouble — fortunately it all worked. I will tell much more about it. Halsey"
It should be noted that the mast and other spars were made at Hall Spars and other components by Goetz both in Bristol, RI. It is indeed amazing that with the enormous sail area of Oracle (creating huge tension forces on the rigging) that everything held together!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My husband helped build this boat and is part of the ground crew. They all did a great job! Can't wait for him to return home from Valencia.