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Oxeon says that its TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fibre reinforcements were used by the team whilst defending their Americas Cup sailing title.
Oxeon states that it is a preferred supplier to the team and has contributed to weight savings and improved mechanical performance on selected composite parts, using their TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fibre reinforcements.
Oracle Team USA Founder Larry Ellison said: “This was the most magnificent spectacle on the water. These 40-plus knot catamarans are amazing. By going to catamarans we tried to make sailing a bit more extreme, friendlier for the viewing audience. A lot of people weren’t interested in sailing, and now they are.”
The AC72 catamarans used in the 34th Americas Cup races can reach speeds on about 46 knots, which equals 75kph/46mph. The weight of an AC72 wing is the same as a small car, but it is 26 times the height with its 40m/131,2ft.
“We are extremely happy to see Oracle Team USA winning this prestigious title and are glad for whatever part TeXtreme has had in this success. Alongside victories in Formula 1, Tour de France and Stanley Cup we are very proud to add Americas Cup to that list of achievements made by TeXtreme users”, said Andreas Martsman, VP – Marketing & Sales of Oxeon.
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