The 35th America’s Cup will be a different event. The America’s Cup is always about designing the fastest boat. The curiosity surrounding each team’s conclusion drives interest. But this edition in 2017 will have none of that… or at least not much of it. The teams will disagree with this conclusion, but with the rules requiring teams to use so many of the same components, it tends to turn the flame to a flicker. The hulls will be the same. The wing will be the same. The jibs will be the same. The visual highlight will be the foil shapes, which we can see, and the rigging solutions that will be hard to see. Oh, and seeing who can fully foil around the course. Thankfully, Emirates Team New Zealand has given us a rigging solution that we can see: pedal power. They are smartly delaying their arrival to Bermuda, preferring to evolve their boat at home on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour (see photos). The Kiwi team will continue training in New Zealand until the end of March when the boat will be dismantled and packed into an Emirates 747 and flown to Bermuda… For the rest of the story from Scuttlebutt Sailing News CLICK HERE!