On 31st August INEOS Team UK Team Principal and Skipper Giles Scott and Ben Ainslie will sail the T5. It is the part of the testing session. The day has been chosen for the reason that the America’s cup started back in 1851 on the same day. On the day, the British Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup released the very first images of their test boat as well which is known as the T5. It is a small scale foiling monohull. No full-size race boat of any team can be launched before the 31st March 2019, according to the rules of America’s Cup.
This boat started sailing in the late June and from that time; it sails regularly from the Portsmouth base of the team.
Ben Ainslie said “Sailing the T5 is the important part of the new concept learning process.”
Ineos Team UK CEO, Grant Simmer was eager to stress and said, “This is just the beginning of the long process of design and development in the build up to the 2021 America’s Cup”.
He said, “We are aware that other teams won’t be much far behind us, thus it is important for us to keep pushing harder than before. This is really a great start and I want to give all the credit to my whole team.”
Facts and Figures sail79s.org/
- The T5 is a 28-foot foiling monohull, the yacht started its life as a Quant and after significant modification it now matches the fundamental parameters of the AC75. This is the boat class that will contest the 36th America’s Cup.
- It is scaled at 40 percent of the AC75.
- It will let the team to learn how to sail with a completely new theory of sailboat and it will also verify the computer modeling as well as simulations for the first race boat designing.