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I like this pic!

August 31st, 2009 No comments

A short hello and LOOK AT THIS!!!  What a great piccie of the BMW monster trimaran!

How small is that guy on the helm?   BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

How small is that guy on the helm? BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

There is a nice video with footage of the beast sailing on Youtube here.

What is even more awesome is that the rig cants.  Now – you dont have to understand the benefits of this to see the rather obvious issues associated with canting an 18 story high mast into the wind!  Some serious engineering challenges there.  Here is a pic with the rig canted…

BMW ORACLE Racing with rig canted -  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

BMW ORACLE Racing with rig canted - BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

More on the BMW monster

July 20th, 2009 No comments

Check out this page at Sail World. Many more pics such as the one below – absolutely awesome!!!!  Notice the guys standing at the foot of the mast – gives you some perspective on the scale of these things.

Wow!

Wow!

Scouring the net for some pics from the Swiss maiden sail – check back here tomorrow for an update.