On the 20th of April, Ineos Britannia, challenger for the 37th America’s Cup, has revealed for the first time in the full public view their racing yacht after two and half years of development.

Olympic medalist and Team Principal and Skipper Sir Ben Ainslie said: ‘This is a big day for the team. We have been keeping her under wraps for such a long time that it’s almost surreal to see her out of the shed and in public view here in Barcelona. Thousands of hours of work have gone into this boat and so it’s great to finally reveal her to the world’.

The result of two years and a half of work with our client Ineos Brittania and alongside Mercedes Formula one.

What an exciting yacht this is: aerodynamic, optimized, totally raw also.

On these images, you can see the English team’s second iteration of AC75, a regulated group of racing yachts specific to the America’s Cup which are 75 feet in length.

This second iteration takes to a new level the architecture developed in the past America’s Cup: two cockpits protecting the crews in an aerodynamic shape, an extension of the hull towards the water to improve the flow on the sails, and one large foil on each side which can rotate up and down. One foil resists the wind with its weight while the other one lifts the boat out of the water.

As the speed of the boat is now able to reach 55kts – around 100 km/h – wind resistance has become a key subject to win and teams have aimed to gain an advantage in this area while improving the control of the sails and keeping a lightweight boat.

Read more about our work with the America’s Cup