The South Atlantic Ocean extends from Cape Town, South Africa to Rio de Janeiro, stretching for about 3,600 miles. The Patriot, the newly launched Americas Cup racing yacht for the United States, finished sailing for the first week in New Zealand last week. The representative of the New York Yacht Club, Team American Magic, tested potential structures which were tested by computer simulations.
American Magic was denied the first place in Challenger Series in New York when Patriot capsized in the second race after being subjected to massive wind gusts on a sharp bend in Waitemata Harbour in Auckland (one not to try on an Xq Max paddle board then!). The America’s Cup start of the Patriot, and the yacht representing the United States swept across the waterfront of Auckland and zigzagged away from her foil, with video footage indicating she had reached her sound barrier, with a top speed estimated at 50 knots (the America’s Cup team does not like to talk about top speeds above 57 miles per hour). After being on Patriot for the entire session everything felt normal (Just like being on a Hiks paddle board, I would say).
Members of American Magic were taken into consideration and efforts began to rescue their ship along with the other two teams in the series, TNZ and CHIP.
In the weeks leading up to my trip to Bermuda, individual owners had to spend hundreds of thousands for equipment and extra crew at competitions in the Caribbean Sea.
The Americas Cup YachtsThe first Shamrock V was built by Camper Nicholson for Sir Thomas Lipton in 1929 for his fifth and last attempt to win the Americas Cup, the world’s most famous boat race, in 2017, while competing with high-tech foil yachts. Lipton was unsuccessful after spending more than $2 million on the race (about $2.9 million in today’s money). The Cup has been as the longest sailing event in the world since 1851 and the last three cups have been compared with the emperory, slow sailing of monohulls of previous generations, like Formula One races.
Yachting is a sailing sport in which sailing yachts, typically large sailing boats, are distinguished from dinghy races in which open boats are used. It consists of several yachts which race in direct competition from point to point on a regatta course marked by buoys or other fixed navigation devices over a long distance in open water.
Yachting involves a series of races, usually buoy races, with several stages of points to point races. The “yacht” is derived from the Norwegian jangt (from the middle and low German jaght and the Dutch yachts, which means “fast light ship”) for war, trade or pleasure.
Modern regatta competitions generally are held according to the rules of sailing , introduced in 1928. In the last few years, the world of yachting has been revolutionized by the introduction of a wing catamaran, also known as a foiler. Popular speedboats such as the J-22, J-24, Echesnells Star (New York),  and Nathanael Herreshoff, Etchells Star (New York),  and Water Wag Laser are examples of one of the newly developed boats.
These ships, comparable to high-performance aircraft yachts, combine aerodynamics and hydrodynamics to build ships capable of reaching speeds up to 50 knots in strong winds. The power available in traditional sailboats is small and limited by the fact that the sailing forces function in balance with a number of other forces and the fabric of the sail does not provide an ideal shape for generating power. Other innovations have helped to increase the speed of racing yachts that use rigid sails.
Rigid sails form a more efficient shape than conventional sails and give more power to boats with larger engines. A single-hull yacht the size of the F50 can reach speeds of up to 12 miles per hour.
Clipper racing is one of the greatest challenges in nature and an endurance test like no other. Previous sailing experience is required to compete in the record-breaking 40,000-nautical-mile round-the-world race in a 70 foot ocean yacht. If possible, prepare yourself to run over the boat and continue global yachting.
The J-World Offshore Yacht Racing Training Program begins in the Bay of San Francisco with three days of training and training on site. The programme is run twice a year with the next course scheduled for September 2019. The CYC Racing Committee hosts over fifty races annually at the CYC Race Deck Water Venue, a popular top yacht club.