Monday, April 7, 2008

It's a bird! It's a plane! No it's...

Photo credit: George Johns/Alinghi
‘Le Black’, the 41ft Alinghi catamaran designed by Jo Richards and Sébastien Schmidt and built in 2000 for racing on Lake Geneva, was relaunched by helicopter from the yard facility in Villeneuve in Switzerland.

This high performance light air speedster is far from the future 90ft monster multi-hull that is to be built for the 33rd America’s Cup, but has been undergoing modifications by the Alinghi shore crew for use by the design team as a research tool with the Deed of Gift Match in mind. -