22 May 2017

America's Cup Preview: Russell Coutts and Building an ACC Boat (video)

Coutts on the Cup - Part 1

Video above published May 15, 2017: Sir Russell Coutts is one of sailing’s most decorated sailors. To add to the long list of World Championships he has an Olympic Gold medal and has won the America’s Cup five times, three as skipper. But his reputation hangs on more than simply pointing a boat in the right direction. In 2010 he swapped the wheel for the reins and announced a bold, ambitious and controversial vision for the next America’s Cup, the move to catamarans. And the Cup has never looked back. He talks candidly and exclusively to World Sailing.

Building an ACC boat

Video above published May 11, 2017: Take a look behind the scenes as teams build the race boats they will use in the 35th America's Cup and find out why these launches are a big deal

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