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America's Cup This is the first in a series of videos
describing the roles of crewmembers aboard the BMW ORACLE America's Cup
Racing Yacht. In this episode we get an overview of the crew and the
Tactician: America's Cup When do you tack? When do jibe? Those countless other racing
decisions originate with the Tactician in close communications with the
Navigator: America's Cup Connected to a powerful onboard computer, the
navigator tracks the boat's position and confers with the other members of
the Afterguard on strategy.
Strategist: America's Cup is responsible for relaying weather information to other
members of the Afterguard and maintaining the most efficient sail shape for
The Weather Team: America's
Cup locates the "fuel" that powers the sails. Using down course
weather boats and buoys, the team meteorologist reports on current and
future wind conditions.
Grinders: America's Cup The muscle of the crew, the Grinders work in pairs. Their
tremendous strength and endurance power a series of interlocking winches
that shape the sails.
Trimmers: America's Cup Adjusting the sails to match wind and course requires
continuous concentration. The trimmers work with the grinders to obtain
perfect sail shape.
The Bow Men:
America's Cup Tangling from the spinnaker poll is one of the more harrowing
maneuvers performed by the Bow Men to ensure a proper spinnaker set.
BMW ORACLE Racing
Keel Technology transfer has played a major role in the design and
construction of this hi-tech keelfin "bomb". Like the winged keel, this
development will eventually find its way to cruising sailboats.
Voyage of Understanding. Join 48
International student-sailors on their dramatic arrival in London, UK.
Shoshalosa: An African
Dream This mini-documentary showcases South Africa's America's Cup
challenge and the positive impact it is having on some of that nation's