fast sailing or flying

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In January 2012, Ben Ainslie announced the formation of a team to compete in the America’s Cup, called Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR). With the HQ buildings in Portsmouth the modern sailing catamaran’s are often seen on trials in the Solent. The catamaran gets up to speed and lifts out of the water on foils and appears to fly.

some facts

  • 45-foot mast
  • Reaches speeds of over 50mph
  • Flies on 2.5m foils which reduces drag

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