Andrea Cucchi on the all new Point-7 AC-1 Race Sail…
In 2010 I was finally able to get back into competitive racing. My team was taking care of business at the Point-7 HQ allowing me the time out to be on the PWA racing tour again. I love racing and it would have been difficult to stay away from the race course much longer. With my injury in 2009 I had been completely out from the circuit, so feeling the strap from my start watch on my arm when I walked on to the beach was an awesome feeling. Together with the Point-7 team I took the AC-1 2010 to its limits throughout the season and in the process began to understand the direction we would need to go and what important characteristics should be integrated on the next black racing 2011 AC-1.
Starting the development for the AC-1 has been really interesting thanks to our new R&D facilities which have opened up a whole new world of possibilities. With the feedback from our racing team, I started brainstorming a new concept for the whole characteristic of the sail we wanted to make with our three new sail designer.
To read the full story and to see the final AC-1 design please visit http://www.point-7.com/?p=1379