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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 11 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States]: Altair , 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Curt Detweiler.
Participant or Performer Note:
Aurelien Miller, Luis Genis, Brett Ellis, Iain Percy, Uwe Schramm, Nathan Outteridge, Mark Allanson, Walker Potts, Chris Brittle, Peter Bentley.
Summary, etc.:
With a multimillion dollar boat and only the A-list in elite sailing, design, engineering and production build, Surface To Air explores the world of America's Cup racing and what really goes into competing for the oldest and most coveted global sailing trophy. Hydro-foiling has revolutionized the sport, now boats are designed to instantly propel themselves from the surface of the water and into the air, relegating the drag barrier to next to nothing, defying logic and the imagination. The engineering behind foiling has literally transformed sailing to one of the fastest, most dangerous competitions on earth by pushing to the extreme limits of design. And it is because of these revolutionary designs, that teams employ recon masters determined to spy and steal coveted engineering secrets from their competitors. The film travels to Bermuda, where we meet Artemis Racing, challenger to the 35th America's Cup. Artemis Racing knows that millimeters in design differences translates to knots of speed on the water; the difference between winning and losing. Which is why they invest in the strongest grinders, Olympic helmsmen and industry leading technology. All locking arms to make up what is a truly cutting edge team. They sweat at sea and in gyms, they study on board and at the white board. And, they tune their designs for the best possible performance, simulating scenarios before hulls ever hit the water-all giving Artemis a valuable competitive edge in a sport where you can't afford to leave anything to chance.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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