AMERICA'S CUP WS NAPOLI 2012 - 2013
Antonio Nappi was the responsible for "America's Cup Event Authority" (ACEA company organizer of the 34th America's Cup) for the identification, selection and coordination of the Italian team committed to the support of the event.
"In many years of America's Cup it isn't never seen a show like that of Naples, and for this we want to return." Iain Murray, the race director, said from the Neapolitan stage of the award of the America's Cup World Series winners.
In the space used around the stage, were about 10 thousand people present. All week - they said the organizers - were more than one million viewers in the spaces furnished to host the event. Yesterday, according to the organization's information, it have been 300,000 people who, throughout the day, they filled the "Race Village areas."
Same numbers today. "Il Mattino" of Naples.
The class AC45 catamarans used to dispute the races of the World Series, are sailing multihull boats with hydrodynamic and aerodynamic profiles specially designed by Mike Drummond and Oracle Design Team Racing. The AC45 are considered such as version with smaller dimensions of the AC72 multihull that they will be used in competitions from August 2012.
The class AC45 has the following specifications:
- Hull length: 13,45 m
- Maximum width: 6.90 m
- Weight: 1,400 kg
- Maximum draft: 2.7 m
- Height: 21.5 m without extension, 25.5 m with extension
- Wing: 20 m high and 83.5 m² surface
- Extension: 4 m height, 8.7 m² surface
- Bow area: 48 m²
- Spinnaker surface: 125 m²
- Crew: 5 people