Video of the Week: AC April Fool’s

Gotta love a little humor from the America’s Cup on April Fool’s Day…

Emirates Team New Zealand, has been training throughout the southern hemisphere summer in their home waters prior to heading to San Francisco where the racing for the 34th America’s Cup will take place, the team revealed a new performance enhancing innovation on board the 72-foot multihull.

While this particular innovation was not in their plans at the initial design stage, the addition is one of a continuing performance enhancing evolution and Emirates Team New Zealand managing director, Grant Dalton, expects this one to attract a lot of attention: “I am expecting a lot of noise about it, especially from the sailors in other teams who I am sure will feel that they are missing out.”

In a first for the team they have shared their innovation with the world: “Everything you do is not only about designing the fastest boat,” said skipper Dean Barker,“ but finding ways to improve that boat. We’re always looking for new features and new ideas on how to make the boat go faster and we’re very excited about this new development.

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