A very strange and odd sailboat, but a sailboat nonetheless. This sailboat is a mini version of what the next AC boats will look like. One will note that there is no rig on said boat. That is because it has to prove that it won’t flip, or plow, or burst into many pieces before it is given a rig with which to prove that it won’t flip, or plow, or burst into many pieces.
Then, when all are satisfied, the real, big AC boat will be built and it too will go through the same process. Isn’t all that just bitchin’?