AC Breaking

america's quant

With the launch a couple weeks ago of the new test bed for the Ineos team’s UK-based America’s Cup challenge, Ben Ainslie gets First Mover advantage at least where the internet is concerned – and the Ineos boat is a fracking beast!
Observers say the crashes are exactly the kind of scaled-up Moth wipeouts you’d expect, but team insiders tell us injuries have been minimal and the learning curve is a cliff.  Click on the photo to take you to the best video we’ve seen yet of the America’s Quant prototype from the UK’s Richard Leech – shot in 13 knots of true wind.
We expect the US team’s version to pop up for some cold weather testing, while the Kiwis say they won’t launch until April, ostensibly to avoid giving up their secrets too soon.
Chat about it in the Team UK thread.