Princeton,NJ/ 360prwire/ December 3/
America’s Cup is one of the oldest competitions in yacht racing. This Trophy is awarded to the winner of the races between the defender and the challenges. The first competition of America’s Cup was organized in the year 1851 by the Royal Yacht Squadron which was held in the United Kingdom and was owned by the schooner America. To participate in this competition the teams are required to fulfill some specified requirements.
This race happens between the previous year’s champion and the challenger of the current year. The team which becomes the champion of the previous rounds competes with the defending champions. If the Challenger wins the race it gets stewardship of the cup.
Since the 19th century, this competition has seen lots of development in the yachts. Previously, boats were made to sail with the help of aerodynamics and water rents. In the present day, boats generally sail depending on the air. They have increased their speed so much that sometimes it touches nearly 100 kilometers per hour.
There are different kinds of boats that are used in competitions. In America’s Cup, mostly the mono holes are used. Luna Rossa is one of the best boats for this race and their new variant AC75 is running on the water for or winning the 36th America’s Cup for the first time. This boat is nearly 75 feet long and it rises out of the water.
The latest technology helps it to sail over the surface and to achieve a speed of nearly 54 nautical miles which is equivalent to 99 kilometers per hour. Though Luna Rossa’s AC 75 has achieved this kind of speed, there are rumors that team New Zealand who is the defending champions is going with higher speed.
There are lots of factors which help the boats to get their speed like water currents and the direction of the wind. The authorities of the Italian team Luna Rosa also believe that their boat can even go faster. They are trying to make the design potential to get a speed of more than a hundred kilometers per hour full stop. According to them, this boat has only sailed 16 times and there are many more things to show from their end.
AC75 is the first-ever full foiling monohull presented by Prada and is taking part in America’s Cup for the first time in its 36th year history. More than 90 people were involved in the construction of this boat and there were 37 designers in the designing team. It took almost 2 years to get completed and a total of 78.000 work hours were spent behind it. The hull was made of 7000 sq.m. carbon fiber and 400 sq.m. aluminum honeycomb. AC75 has two carbon fiber foil arms that are the most innovative thing in this boat. It can support a maximum load of 27 tonnes and is taking a speed of nearly 100 kmph.
New Zealand and Luna Rossa End 1 Day Level
Both the competitors ended day 1 of the 36th America’s Cup with one win for each of them. The race was organized on the coast of Auckland, the Capital city of New Zealand on Wednesday. On an opening day, both teams showed their promising character to make the race a memorable one for the thrill and excitement they are going to produce. America’s Cup is one of the oldest competitions of racing on the water. This event has been presented by PRADA this year. This race was scheduled to happen in the year 2020 but due to the pandemic situation throughout the world, it was postponed till 2021. On the first day of the race, both the defender and the challenger teams have won 1 race each from their end to square things up.
America’s Cup is one of the most famous challenges in the arena of water racing. The previous champion team New Zealand has been challenged by the new finalist Luna Rossa, who is having a clash for the title In the new era, there are several developments in the yachts and now they are touching the speed of nearly 100 miles per hour. The Team New Zealand skipper Peter Burling has stated that they haven’t performed at their best capacity till now in the first race of any tournaments. Though they have started with some trembling performances, they are hoping to get back into their full capacity as the race progresses. The Olympic champion also added that they are happy to see their speed and will surely try to keep their winning habit continued.
While on the other side, the Italian team, Luna Rossa has a very hurting track record against Team New Zealand as they were swept out with a result of 5-0 in favor of Team New Zealand. Since they ended the first day by winning 1 race against the same team after 21 years, they are happy to see their boys’ performance. Though they had to face lots of difficulties during the race, they are focused on making the boat sail well.
Luna Rossa has got Spithill who has won 2 titles in America’s Cup and has now joined this team to make the winner of the race. At the start of the race team, New Zealand took advantage of 17 seconds but Luna Rossa also didn’t lose hope of making the difference up during the race. They had covered the distance during the 4th lap but though Team New Zealand had won the race comfortably with a difference of 23 minutes.
In the second race, Spithill got a perfect start and thus they became the winner in the 2nd race of the final. They got a good lead of 24 seconds but Team New Zealand is also not among those teams who will lose hope due to this. They also showed good character and speed to cover this distance, but finally, Luna Rossa won the second race.