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the L word

the L word

Does anyone still think the AC72s will be sailing in the water, rather than on top of it?  This shot from Guilain Grenier/Oracle Team USA should answer that question.  L-shaped daggerboards have been tried before with varied results, but constantly improving design and composite technology may finally make them work better than their curved counterparts.  Note the t-foils on the rudders, too, and thanks to our friends at Voiles & Voiliers for scoring the scoop from Grenier.  If you don’t get the title, you need to explore your lesbian side more.  More on the L-foils in the thread.