Preview: Fun on Foils

June 11, 2013

Ben Mendlowitz

Seeing these boats fly around San Francisco Bay is like watching something straight out of a science fiction movie. At 72 feet long, they hydro-foil above the chop allowing unprecedented speeds and potential for disaster. Fast, exciting and extremely dangerous, have a look here at a ride on the wild side.

 

Hear from the ORACLE TEAM USA crew what it's like to fly their AC72 "17" on foils, sometimes at speeds of over 40 knots, and experience the sensational acceleration from on-board.

 

Let's hope they get through the summer racing safely, and then return to a more stable design for future Cup events.

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