The America’s Cup and Modernity

Yachting historian Jacques Taglang and yacht designer Francois Chevalier, who share their efforts to understand and explain the evolution of yacht performance, offer this view of America’s Cup yachts:


From the very beginning, the America’s Cup has not ceased to anger those nostalgic about the times gone by, and the 2021 flying monohulls fighting in Auckland are no exception to the rule. We all hear how today’s AC75 has no place in the world of yachting, particularly for an event so rooted in the classic match races of the 12 Metre and IACC eras.

However, in our point of view, these old-fashioned discourses have no reason to take a stand on this mythical event…

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