Features December 2002 Issue

Offshore Log: Anatomy of a Machine

The Offshore Log this month is a photo essay from the lions' den in New Zealand. And a rope tale.

An America’s Cup yacht is 80 feet of pure performance. Fragile and unforgiving, they are designed to be sailed by professional crews in reasonably protected waters. This is not a boat for a casual afternoon daysail with a dozen of your best friends, any more than you would drive a Formula One car to the supermarket. Here’s a closer look at some of the features that make them go. The boats shall remain anonymous.

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