Foot catamaran kitsap sun San francisco(Ap)Emirates team new zealand set another top speed for america's cup 72foot catamarans, hitting 44.15 knots, or 50. 8 mph, Thursday on San franciscoBay. on-now The kiwis set the mark on the first reaching leg as they sailed alone around the Louis Vuitton Handbagshttp://www.on-now.com/ course to collect another point in the louis vuitton cup for challengers.The scheduled opponent, artemis racing, has yet to race as it works to get its second boat launched following the fatal capsize of its first boat on may 9. The highperformance cats generate their speed thanks to mainsails that are shaped and perform like Louis Vuitton Men jetliner wings, and hydrofoils that reduce drag.The boats lift onto hydrofoils as they speed downwind from just off the golden gate bridge to near alcatraz island. "By far this is the coolest, most fun boat i've ever sailed on,"Said emirates team new zealand wing trimmer glenn ashby, who watched thursday's race from a chase boat. "Doing 40plus knots reaching and downwind and lowtomid20 knots upwind, there's no other boat as a sailor that you'd ever wish to sail on at that moment.The boats are getting faster and faster.Every month, we're getting quicker.If we had another six or eight months of development we'd probably get another three to four knots quicker.The feeling sailing downwind is surreal, covering ground that quickly. " Emirates team new zealand earned its fifth point of the series in five starts, four of which have been Louis Vuitton Bags Sale unopposed. The kiwis are closing in on advancing straight to the louis vuitton cup finals starting aug.17.That would leave italy's luna rossa to face artemis racing in the semifinals beginning aug.6.
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