THe 34th  Amerca’s Cup 2013
        AC45 (Oracle No.4 Spithill)
    AC72 (Oracle No 17)
They opted in general for a catamaran with a wing sail as mainsail and 2 soft head-sails. The catamarans shall use no auxiliary engines. Another request stated, that they should be dismantled within 24 hours for an easy transport. Then they should be rebuilt within 48 hours. Since these new boats have broken a completely new ground and only 3 years were left, the teams chose 2 types : AC45 a smaller high-tec catamaran with a far lighter handling.  The AC45 catamaran will be sailed in two events. The AC World Series, a cup which was until now held with the older boats from the last Louis Vuitton Cups. The newly formed Red Bull Youth America's Cup, the young people platform for an entry into the AC. The powerful AC72, which will be sailed in the Lous Vuitton Cup and the America's Cup. The planned or already carried out events: AC World Series 06 bis 14 August, 2011 Cascais, POR 10 bis 18 September, 2011 Plymouth, GBR 12 bis 20 November, 2011 San Diego, USA 11 bis 15 April, 2012 Neapel, ITA Mai 15-20, 2012 Venedig, ITA 26. Juni - 1. Juli, 2012 Newport, USA 21 bis 26 August, 2012 San Francisco, USA 02 bis 07 Oktober, 2012 San Francisco, USA 14. bis 19 Mai 2013 Neapel,  Italien 16 bis 21 April, 2013 Venedig Italien Red Bull Youth America 's Cup Selection Series 09 - 24 February 2013   San Francisco, USA Louis Vuitton Cup 4th July - 30 AUGUST, 2013 San Francisco USA Red Bull Youth America 's Cup 01 bis 04 September, 2013 San Francisco, USA America’s Cup 07 bis 21 September, 2013 San Francisco, USA Recommended links   Official website: :
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A likely used quote says "The defender rules the Cup", which means that the defender controls the AC and can also specify the boat or the boat class. Oracle chose a slightly different approach and examined since October 2010, in a series of meetings of the world's top designers and especially former AC participants whether to specify monohull yachts (mono-hulls) or multi-hulls for the 34th AC. For mono-hulls was the most important question whether they should use instead of a rigid a canting keel. This swings, while the yacht is heeling to the windward side, raises and stabilizes it, allowing a harder and faster sailing in the wind. Since these keels,which are subjected to extreme loads, are hydraulically moved on large yachts, they also examined at the same time whether to allow auxiliary engines to operate the hydraulic or even the sails. The trimaran BOR90 for example, had an auxiliary engine with 100 rsepower.
34th AMERICA's CUP 2010 San Francisco, USA
They opted in general for a catamaran with a wing sail as mainsail and 2 soft headsails.
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