Artemis Racing tactician Iain Percy and team CEO Paul Cayard look ahead at 'the year of America's Cup', reflecting on the design and technology involved in the AC72s.
"It's a design and technology contest," Cayard said. "With the wing and the platform being so light and the construction technology and methods… It's incredible the technical aspects of the boats…"
"These things are such difficult new technologies," Percy agreed. "Everything is new. Every widget on these boats takes a huge amount of engineering and building skill."
"The design concepts between the boats are dramatically different," explained Cayard. "We're on a path we believe in and (the other teams are) on paths they believe in, so I think that will be the determining factor come the summer."
See photos of Artemis Racing training this week on San Francisco Bay