Inside the America's Cup - Learning to fly

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NO SECOND PLACE offers a fascinating and dramatic perspective at the world of sailing with a behind-the-scenes look at the teams competing at the 2013 America´s Cup, September 7-21, in San Francisco. This documentary-style production goes inside the teams, boat designs, training regimens, rules, the speed of the sport, strategy and teamwork, among other elements.

In Episode 4, "Learning to Fly", we examine how the stunning AC72 design can achieve such staggering speed potential, then tie in the expertise it will take to achieve it.

http://youtu.be/8NLondMnwVk

By far the most unique and awe-inspiring feature of this boat is it’s ability to “fly on foils.” We’ll have the team members explain how this works, and bring to life the dramatic effect and feeling it brings while “flying.”

No Second Place: Six-Part Series

1: Racing to Win, premiered June 26

2: Training to Win, premiered July 10

3: The Cutting Edge, premiered July 24

4: Learning to Fly, premieres August 8

5: Racing The Riotous Bay, premieres August 21

6: Defending The Cup, premieres September 4