My thoughts on the first preliminary regatta of the 37th America’s Cup cycle that took place over the past weekend in the Spanish city of Vilanova i la Geltrú
Justin…You are correct in thinking that those moments of soft breeze and tip toeing on the deck to hand shape the sails are ‘traditional sailing’…
But I also think the whole foiling era is as well, at least as compared with traditional ice boating. It is the thinking and learning about core sailing and its consistency with high speed that is exciting to me. The core science is the same, through a fast matrix. I could not believe it when I first saw the dual layer mainsail on American Magic (the airborne) …I had imagined that sail one day years ago in a light air race and thinking if ’I only had one to adjust’…it would have been great.
Great positive report. Have the same thoughts and having been a Moth sailor being able to score in the light (Displacement mode) but not in the windy Garda, I fully understood the drama and could feel with the teams. Interesting and exciting races.