Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Extraordinary Evolution of America's Cup Racing Yachts

The America's Cup yachts are the biggest, fastest, money is no object yachts it's possible for the nations of the world to build.  I have watched sometimes with the classic type of yacht racing with large monohulls and huge sails but it's been a while and they have changed so much.  The speeds they are achieving now are just astounding.

I'm no sailor but I do like to ride sometimes and this is a ride beyond imagination.  These ones lift up on hydrofoils and fly.




It's probably best not to know what they cost but watching them at play is a marvel.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Ellison of Tram Oracle spent between $200 and 300 million to regain the cup. And is probably spending more with their alliance with Team Japan.
Not sure how that plays out once out of the challenger series.
But truly spectacular series. The cornering is very close to Formula 1 in appearance

Peas InOurThyme said...

I had no idea it had progressed so much and was astounded to see these flying boats, particularly when they're so enormous. Unsure when the racing begins but this looks it's worth watching.

Anonymous said...

Challenger series just ended
There is quite nice coverage considering it is not football or soccer

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Kiwi vs American finals starting Next week

Peas InOurThyme said...

I will have to try to find that since it must be one outstanding spectacle with nonstop action

Anonymous said...

The racing with these boats is much cooler at the start than the old mono hull boats as they are so nimble.
Well worth the search to find coverage
Luckily Comcast allows voice search so it is pretty easy to find

Peas InOurThyme said...

The cable here is the most basic of the basically basic covers so probability is low but I know it's a possibility and I have a good reason.

Anonymous said...

Wi-Fi will allow streaming of many mobile apps. I get most of my sports that way

Peas InOurThyme said...

Don't you need to get validation from a cable company or some such so they get paid when you use such apps??

Anonymous said...

no most are free to download and free to use
Either Apple App Store or Google Play
America's Cup has its own online livestream
Kiwi lead 2-0

Anonymous said...

no most are free to download and free to use
Either Apple App Store or Google Play
America's Cup has its own online livestream
Kiwi lead 2-0

Anonymous said...

Broadcast on NBC sports

Peas InOurThyme said...

Not sure but that sounds like it might be now. I must go to see Yevette! Thanks!