Each boat is identical in the shape, design, structure and weight of the hulls, daggerboards, rudders, wing mast and sails. The jib and gennaker can be a team’s own design.
Each crew consists of five crew – total maximum weight 437.5 kg. The maximum weight per crew member of personal equipment is 6 kg.
The light weight oft he boat, the powerful sail plan and the ability to fly above the water’s surface make the AC45 a potent machine capable of speeds in excess of 35 knots (40 mph). The maximum speed record is 42 mph.