Racing

The Science Behind the AC72 Foils


Video. About 3 minutes.

AC72foils-poster In the 34th America's Cup, the AC72 class catamarans can fly - literally - at speeds close to 50 miles per hour. This short video, produced by the America's Cup, explores the science behind the foils that turn these already fast giant race cats into turbocharged extreme speed demons, and the cutting-edge engineering technology that makes it possible.

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