A Bittersweet Farewell To The IACC

January 07, 2011

I have so may wonderful memories of the International America's Cup Class, (IACC), yachts - from building our own USA 50 and 54 in Hawaii, to competing in Auckland, to seeing IACC yachts compete alongside 12 Metres and other classic AC yachts during the America's Cup Jubilee in Cowes, to their final "battles" in Valencia.   With the shift to catamarans for AC 34, the IACC has officially become a matter of record and an important part of Cup history. Twenty years of design innovation, 100 boats constructed, and over 1,100 fiercely fought races. It was a great run! Thank you, Bruno, for organizing this farewell tribute, as well as nearly 30 years of Louis Vuitton Cup competition! It is welcome news that Louis Vuitton will be onboard for the next (FB?) generation of Cup racing in San Francisco. Wyland painting 50                                                            And at the helm  

USA50 Sailing off Diamond Head                               50 & 54 Awaiting Offloading in Auckland

 

Farewell to the IACC! DJ


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