BMW/Oracle Racing’s 90-foot trimaran is the size of a baseball diamond and capable of 40 knots. And depending on the outcome of a New York court case, it could challenge the America’s Cup.
Even [BOR Syndicate CEO Russell] Coutts, one of the most dominant skippers in America’s Cup history, is blown away.
“When I jump on a horse, I’ve got no control over the horse,” the New Zealander said in offering an analogy. “Some people know what to do, but I don’t, and the horse pretty much knows that. That’s what I felt when I first jumped on this thing. It’s like another stratosphere in terms of the experience I’ve had and the sailing I’ve done. When I step on this thing, it’s just way different.”