America’s Cup syndicate unleashes a monster

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The design team for the only U.S.-based syndicate competing in the next America's Cup regatta was given a simple challenge: "build the fastest boat you can for a wide variety of conditions."

The result is a 90-foot (LWL) carbon composite trimaran with a mast that towers 185 feet over the deck and can support more than

"When you have a chance to step back from it a little bit, you realize this is possibly the coolest thing that's been done in boating, ever," says design coordinator Ian Burns.

Click here for information, including photos, of BMW Oracle team's massive race boat.