Wingsailed Optimist rig unveiled for 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals


6:25 AM Wed 20 Apr 2011 GMT
'Wingsail - Toyota Optimist Nationals 2011. Image: Nick Glanfield' Click Here to view large photo
Members of the Oracle Racing America's Cup team have been busy ahead of the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals, due to get underway at Auckland's Wakatere Boating Club which get underway tomorrow. Several members of the various America's Cup teams live in the Devonport area, and took the opportunity to develop a wingsail rig suitable for the Optimist. Oracle Racing in conjunction with Oracle NZ are sponsoring a day at the Nationals, which will consist of a sailpast plus prizes for the sailors, in addition a bottle of wine signed by Russell Coutts and James Spithill will be auctioned as a


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