Alinghi 5 – First sail – 20 July 2009

Alinghi 5 is a 90-foot catamaran which is a first step in the Swiss team's development process for the 33rd America's Cup, which will be held in 2010 in Valencia, Spain.

Now I guess I'm behind the times here, but I always thought giant catamarans and America's Cup boats were different things, since in reality a cat and a single hull are pretty different rides, but what the hell do I actually know about anything?

Anyway, the video above is Alinghi 5 sailing on Lake Geneva. The real Lake Geneva, not the one in Wisconsin. Because that wouldn't make sense. Much. Sigh.

sorta via selectism

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