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AC45

2010 — 2011
Designer
Oracle Racing Team
Builder
Oracle Racing Team
Hull Type
Catamaran Twin Dbrd.
Construction
Composite

Dimensions

Length Overall
44.13 ft / 13.45 m
Waterline Length
?
Beam
22.64 ft / 6.90 m
Draft
8.86 ft / 2.70 m
Displacement
3,086 lb / 1,400 kg
Ballast
?

Rig and Sails

Type
Wing (multi element)
Reported Sail Area
1,431.00 ft2 / 132.94 m2
Total Sail Area
?
Mainsail
Sail Area
?
P
?
E
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
?
I
J
Est. Forestay Len.
?

Spinnaker

SPL/TPS
ISP

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
Sail Area/Displacement
108.02
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
6.22
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

AMERICAS CUP 45 CATAMARAN
Wing Area - 85 sqm (914 square feet)
Jib Area - 48 sqm (516 square feet)
Gennaker Area - 125 sqm (1,345 square feet)
Crew - 5 people @ 85 kgs/person (187 pounds)

One-design, high performance, wing sail catamaran. These boats were used throughout 2011 and 2012 in the America’s Cup World Series events preceeding the Louis Vuitton Cup and final Americas Cup match in 2013 (sailed in AMERCA’S CUP 72’S) .
(Recently modified with foils added.)

DESIGN CREDITS:
Michel Kermarec – appendages, general design
Manolo Ruiz de Elvira – hull
Dirk Kramers – general design, structures
Joseph Ozanne/Mario Caponnetto – wing aero
Scott Ferguson – wing structure
Mike Drummond – general design input
(Updated with foiling capabilitity - 2016)


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