Posts Tagged ‘softbank’
Oracle, Softbank, and Big Ben have now all splashed their AC50s this week, but it’s the throwback bicycle grinders that has set the mainstream’s tongues wagging all over the world. Will bicycle power make the difference to help ETNZ overcome the obstacles they face in just a few months’ time, and if so, will Oracle or another team have time to catch up to a system the Kiwis have been working on for more than a year? And will Franck Cammas – well experienced with leg-powered racing yachts - uncover his own spinning class on Groupama Team France?
As the unveilings begin, we’re finding ourselves interested again. Watch the excellent launch video above for a look at New Zealand, head over here to listen to Glenn Ashby discuss the new systems with RAdioSportNZ’s D’arcy Waldegrave, and click the player below for Mr. Clean’s take on what is finally an interesting week in AC land, also with RadioSport’s Waldegrave.
The America’s Cup Anarchy forum is heating up as well…chat about any of your favorite teams right over here.
- Tags: America's Cup, america's cup world series, bermuda, cycles, ETNZ, new zealand, Oracle, softbank
February 17th, 2017 by admin
They may or may not be the first AC team to nail a proper foiling tack on camera, but they’re definitely the first to provide a ‘how-to’ guide to it! Great work from Chris Draper and the SoftBank Team Japan ‘media team’ (ahem…Matty…ahem) on provide compelling content for their fans and the public – something we’ve seen precious little of over the past year. Chat about SBTJ here, or learn more about Softbank’s “flack” here.
August 25th, 2016 by admin