AC UPDATE – Here is a BAMA post (The Bay Area Multihull Association is one of the most active multihull organizations in the USA) with the first sneak preview of the Defenders first boat. Check out the chatter on this great multihull forum:
“Thanks BAMA for being a conduit of all things multi hull. to see it here first forum. Last weeks comments by members concerning L’Hdroptere and the SF World Cup made going to the event that much better. I was fortunate to spectate at (the 50 yard line) the finish pole on the spit of the harbor entrance on Thursday. Listening to VHF Channel 20, seeing L’hydroptere flying by was magnificent. San Francisco Bay has now become an epicenter for speed sailing in the world. Is the best yet to come? Please correct me if I am wrong. The 2013 americas cup 72′s will have to be built in the countries they represent. Expect to see radical differences in the designs of the 72′s. Also the Course will be much larger from the SF World Cup the boundaries for the 72′s will extend from Saucalito to around Alcatraz.
The picture below was taken by Chris Harvey