the new iacc?
Evolution. It’s what AC33 was all about. Many felt design would be the difference. In the end it was. Of course, I wanted USA 17 to win for more reasons than the name. The absolute only reason I wanted Alinghi to hold onto the Cup was for multihulls to progress. Marstrom, Morelli & Melvin and Tornado Sport came up with a concept as the basis of design for the next battle if history was written the other way. Göran Marstrom hung out with us during Cocktail Hour. Tornado Sport is the creator of the extremely successful Extreme 40, and now the Extreme 90. Morelli & Melvin needs no introduction. When these three giants of multihulls get together we should pay attention. This shows wings are the accepted norm in multihulls for the future. The designers and engineers of the BMW/Oracle wing told me if they designed another wing, it would smoke their current design. And the wing weighed less than Alinghi’s rig! I’ll have more inside action real soon. John Casey.