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.
and sails. The jib and gennaker can be a team’s own design.
Each crew consists of five crewmembers – total maximum weight 437.5kg. The maximum weight per crewmember of personal equipment is 6kg.
The low weight of the boat, the powerful sail and the ability to fly above the water's surface make the AC45 a potent machine capable of speeds of more than 35 knots (40 mph). The maximum speed record is 42 mph.