Revolutionizing Sailing 'round the World!

Maiden America's Cup Voyage for KiteShip™ USA

The 2003 America's Cup regattas brought the world's best and fastest high tech sailing ships to compete in New Zealand, but none more light and exotic than the yacht which flew a kite sail spinnaker designed by KiteShip USA during the Louis Vuitton Cup trials, to stun the yacht racing world.

The challenge was to find a racing rule-legal configuration that would significantly increase performance. After months of sub-scale development (as the photo at left depicts), the design was optimized and a full scale development effort was launched to build a kite for the America's Cup.

28 meters / 300 sq ft

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