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INEOS launch AC Test boat

 
Ben Ainslie's INEOS Team UK launch their America's Cup monohull Test Boat

The INEOS Team UK America's Cup monohull Test Boat was back in the water again Thursday (5 July) at the Portsmouth Harbour team base.

The foiling test boat is a modified Quant 28 design adapted to incorporate AC75 style foils as a test-bed for the team's prototype foil designs.

Rolled out a couple of weeks ago the INEOS Test Boat has been undergoing safety testing in the Solent outside Portsmouth Harbour.

The Quant 28 was designed by Hugh Wellbourn, developer of the "Dynamic Stability System" - a horizontal foil that can be extended to leeward to give a monohull more righting moment.

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