For the second consecutive challenge, the Advanced Composites Group (ACG) will continue its role as official composite materials supplier to Alinghi in their defence of the 32nd America’s Cup in Valencia, Spain in 2007.
In 2003 Alinghi became the first European Team in 150 years history to win the America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand. ACG has worked with Alinghi since 2001 collaborating closely in an extensive programme of data generation and test panel production prior to manufacture of the SUI 64 and SUI 75 boats.
Taking advantage of ACG’s 30 years experience in the Formula One industry, Alinghi have approached development of materials and processing in a similar fashion to the leading edge of the automotive industry. Since the success of the last challenge back in 2003, ACG and Alinghi have continued to develop innovative ideas for both tooling and structural areas on the new Version 5 rules America’s Cup yachts. ACG’s team of engineers and dedicated marine specialists will continue to work closely with the design and build team at Alinghi, during the 2007 defence, ensuring that the new generation of Alinghi boats continue to be strong, stiff and reliable, and just as successful as the last generation boats.
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