America’s Cup Boats

America’s Cup Finals

It was once hoped that there would be a dozen participants in the America’s cup, but ultimately it has come down to just four teams. The cost of campaigning the 72-foot cats proved to be too high for the majority of the ten teams that campaigned the smaller 44-footers.

The teams competing are:

AC72 Specs

Hull Length
22 m (72 feet)
Length overall
26.2 m (85 feet)
Beam
14 m (46 feet)
Displacement
5900 kgs (13,000 pounds)
Maximum Draft
4.4 m (14 feet)
Wingsail Height
40 m (131 feet)
Projected Top Speed
near 40 knots
Crew
11

AC45 Racing

The teams participating in previous races with 44-foot boats are:

  • USA 4
  • Emirates Team New Zealand
  • Artemis Racing (Sweden)
  • Energy Team (France)
  • Team Korea
  • Oracle Team USA 5
  • Luna Rosa Piranha (Italy)
  • Swordfish (Italy)
  • China Team
  • Ben Ainslie Racing (UK)

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