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America’s Cup: What almost was

For America’s Cup enthusiasts that miss massive monohulls executing crisp crew work and textbook tactics, Dr. Hamish Ross reminisces about what almost was.


After the 32nd America’s Cup match came to an end in 2007 in Valencia, Spain, the successful Defender, Alinghi, announced a new class of yacht would replace the International America’s Cup Class (IACC) for the 33rd America’s Cup, making redundant 17 years of design work in the IACC yacht class…

Editor’s note: We went into the archives to find the original AC90 announcement and an analysis on the rule by Farr Yacht Design.

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