Catamarans flying – America’s Cup

Wow – the speed of these catamarans is breathing taking :

Some quick stats :
speed : 45 knots + (faster than wind speed)
high of mast : 40 m, 8 stories high fixed wing (not a sail)
length : 72ftsome quick stats

Gallantly raced by the Kiwis. Congrats to the Americans.

{BTW… Skipper of the American vessel ? Jimmy Spithill – Aussie sailor from Sydney}