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Now underway in the San Francisco Bay is the America’s Cup Finals, the last stage of this year’s America’s Cup international sailing yacht competition. After four of nine races, the current trophy-holding team, America’s Oracle Team USA, has won one race while the challenging Emirates Team from New Zealand has won three.
Since the first America’s Cup race in 1851, advances in technology have made the yachts significantly faster and stronger. Here’s a gallery of the extreme tech behind some of the world’s fastest boats.
34th America’s Cup, Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Finals: Luna Rossa Vs Artemis Racing
Artemis’s Crew in San Francsico, wearing safety gear
Louis Vuitton Cup Final, Day 4
The Wing Of An AC72
Turning the AC72
Resisting The Wind
Working On The AC72