There was an iconic challenge taken up by the boat Stars and Stripes which was sailed by Dennis Conner’s team in 1987. This vessel sailed down and was victorious at that time as it beat the Aussies in their own waters and came back to a parade that was organized in their honor in New York City.
Many have questions as to how this age-old vessel can compete with the monohulls and there has been news received of technology and design that has been purchased by the team to upgrade their vessel and to work towards readiness of the same. They have made the purchases from the New Zealand Emirates team. They have made a decision also to hire JB Braun who is a veteran sailor, having belonged to Oracle Team USA 2013 as well as 2017 and headed their design team. The team has also announced that construction of AC75 has commenced in Michigan.
In general, the entry for the AC36 has been completed by the first week of December and now participants need to gear up for the forthcoming competition challenges.