Series of four videos from Oracle Team USA’s Technology Tuesday series which has a look behind the scenes at the technology that is being applied by the America’s Cup Defender to the AC50 project – focusing on the free design areas of the wingsailed foiling catamaran, as well as the challenges of setting up and racing in Bermuda.
2015 was a critical year for Oracle Team USA and its campaign to win the America’s Cup in 2017.
The team moved to a new base in Bermuda, competed in three Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series events and has launched and sailed two AC45S test boats, with a third nearly ready to go in the new year. It was a busy year, and 2016 looks to be just as exciting. ‘We’re trying to always the raise the bar and get faster and faster,’ says helmsman and sailing team manager Tom Slingsby.
The balance of foil design:
How do the America’s Cup catamarans lift out of the water and maintain forward momentum? ORACLE TEAM USA designer Hal Youngren discusses the balance between reducing cavitation and maximizing performance in foil design with this #TechTuesday video by Javier Salinas.
Oracle drives Oracle Team USA forward:
With a couple gigabytes of data collected each day during training sessions, ORACLE TEAM USA relies on their Oracle database and Oracle hardware to store and analyze results. Ian “Fresh” Burns talks about that data’s impact on performance in a #TechTuesday feature by John von Seeburg & Mike Herbener.
Performance control with Parker Hannifin:
Oracle Team USA is continuing to explore ways to apply aerospace technology to sailing with the help of Parker Hannifin – the world’s leading manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems. From pitch control for the daggerboards to wing control – as Stuart Meurer and Brad Webb explain, Parker systems are allowing the sailors to fine tune how the boats perform and achieve optimum results in this #TechTuesday feature by John von Seeburg and Mike Herbener.