ETNZ AC72 lines...
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!
THE LINES OF ETNZ AC72 HULL, DRAWN BY FRANÇOIS CHEVALIER!
We are pleased to present an exceptional and exclusive design.
Also thanks to our friends of http://www.cupinfo.com/ who have published photos, it is possible to show you the first lines of the TNZ AC72 hull.
It is interesting to see how the designers try to comply with the rules. So, the forward hull surface should have a minimum (AC72 Rule). Amongst others, it is a guarantee to preserve a significant buoyancy reserve. But the shape of the forward sections (ETNZ hull) shows how to divert the rule by arcing away the hull from the load waterline. The upper (top) part of the forward hull is narrower. There are several advantages as reducing wind resistance and allowing water to escape more quickly.
Another point: the maximum beam is rather forward. So the lines are tight on their aft part.
By François Chevalier & Jacques Taglang