In America's Cup, Oracle Team USA looks for high tech advantage Forget the fastest sail boat; next year's America's Cup could come down to who has the fastest computer. The boats competing on the San Francisco Bay next year will be kitted out from bow to stern with high-tech gear, including sensors that measure variables like wind speed and the amount of stress on their hulls, and a server that analyzes the data and sends instructions to the crew.
Oracle Team USA on countdown to AC72 launch By the end of the month, Oracle Team USA expects to have tested and launched the first of its two AC72 wingsail catamarans planned for the defense of the 2013 America’s Cup. The extreme performance sailboat is the creation of Oracle Team USA’s design, engineering and build teams. The team is currently busy preparing for the first event of the 2012-13 America’s Cup World Series, scheduled Aug. 21-26 in San Francisco, but as soon as that event ends the focus shifts to the AC72.