JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 3

50th year
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"The revolution has just started"

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By

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Frédéric Reux

Editor-in-chief
reux@jeccomposites.com

Created in 1851, the America's Cup is the
world's oldest sport trophy and, thanks to
profound changes to its rules and to the
class rules, has also become one of the most
popular events in the world, according to
the statistics released by its organizers.
The final race of the 34th America's Cup,
which took place in the prestige setting of
San Francisco Bay in September, is completely different from past regattas. The design
freedom given to the architects and teams
to create their boats has transformed the
event. The all-composite boats are spectacular, bearing wingmasts 40 metres high and
racing at speeds that exceed 80 km/h. The
fastest speed recorded during the race was
for Emirates Team New Zealand, at 47.57
knots (88 km/h or 55 mph) in 21.8 knots
of wind (2.2 times the wind speed) on 24
September 2013. These extravagances in
size and speed certainly add to the spectacle.
Oracle Team USA also deserves a hand for
its performance and brilliant win in this
year's Cup.
The AC72 Class Rule governing construction for the boats in the 34th America's Cup
was also designed with audiences in mind.
The spectacular AC72 catamaran ensured
that the 34th America's Cup featured the
world's best sailors on the fastest boats. The
AC72 Class Rule moves America's Cup
racing to catamarans with a speed potential
of three times the wind speed, putting the
venerable competition back at the forefront
of technology.
Throughout the AC72's gestation, the
fundamental requirements have remained
unchanged: to ensure fast, exciting racing,
to challenge sailors and designers, to capture

fans' imagination, to be versatile across the
wind range to minimize race delays and
capable of competitive racing in light and
strong winds, and to incorporate a broad
range of cost-reduction features. These rules
are very clear.
The rules also stipulate a maximum of two
cameramen and seven remotely controlled
mounted cameras on board. To increase
the television appeal, there are 18 onboard
microphones, or one per sailor. This should
make for a good spectacle and media
coverage.
The spectacle owes much to composite
materials, as we all know. They are the only
materials that enable this kind of technological feat, and such events definitely boost our
industry's image. On the evidence of French
naval architect Vincent Lauriot-Prévot in an
interview with the website lefigaro.fr on 16
September, "the revolution has just started".
According to him, this 34th America's Cup
constituted a sort of "rough draft". Improvements are expected - notably concerning
appendages, an area where the AC72 Class
Rule did everything it could to keep the
boats from flying. In future, however, and
the architectural teams are certainly already
at work on it, the boats will surf above the
water and the speeds are going to soar! The
speed potential of elevators and foils is high.
Innovative solutions will inevitably follow,
to judge by the Little America's Cup (C
Class world championship), which constituted a real laboratory, and by Multiplast's
work on Franck Cammas' boat, which won
last September's event. You can read the
article on that subject in our report. Happy
reading!

No84 October 2013 /

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Technical editor: Franck Glowacz
Tel: +33 (0)1 58 36 15 04
glowacz@jeccomposites.com

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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013

Cover
Edito
Point of view: global player
Contents
Agenda of Events
COMPANY & BUSINESS In Brief
APPLICATIONS
Industrial
Security
Automotive
MARKET
Trends
Bio-based
Basalt
FEATURE MARINE
Simulation
High-performance
TPT
Natural fibre
Core materials
Hybrid composite
China
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Curing agent
Delamination
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
P.U.
Services
VARTM
Metrology
Index
In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Cover
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Point of view: global player
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 5
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Contents
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 7
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Agenda of Events
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 9
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Ad1
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Ad2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - COMPANY & BUSINESS In Brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 11
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Industrial
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 13
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Security
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 15
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Automotive
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 17
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Trends
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 19
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Bio-based
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 21
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Basalt
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Simulation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 24
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 25
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - High-performance
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 27
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 29
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - TPT
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 31
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 32
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Natural fibre
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 34
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Core materials
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 37
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Hybrid composite
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - China
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Curing agent
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 43
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Delamination
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 46
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 47
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - P.U.
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 50
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Services
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 52
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 53
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - VARTM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 55
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Metrology
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - In the world
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