The AC72 is a wing sail catamaran box rule, governing the construction and operation of the yachts to be used in the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup selection series and the 2013 America’s Cup. This new and revolutionary design is extremely expensive and has allowed the development of foils which lift the hull out of the water, leading to extreme boat speeds, in excess of 50 knots. They represent the absolute pinnacle in what is possible for a sailing yacht. Never before has such speed been seen in yacht racing of any kind. Southern Spars constructed wings for Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge, the finalists in the Louis Vuitton Cup.
Designer: Emirates Team New Zealand
LOA: 72 feet
Mast Height: 40 metres