It is the combination of an awesome looking test boat named Mule and the technology from Airbus, aviation giant is giving the NYYC American Magic a flying beginning toward trying to win America’s Cup in two years.
When Mule that has the height of 38-foot reaches to a specific speed, it undergoes a visual transformation. The yacht gets this as it lifts up on slices and hydrofoils across the waves’ top. The American magic has confirmed that this week it is sailing “dry laps” in Florida at its winter base. The hull of Mule never touches the water; instead, it flies on foils, it all the way around sailing course, which is roughly about two miles across and six miles long.
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