T3: Booted up and ready to fly

Land Rover BAR have launched the third in their series of test boats. The rules only allow the team to build one full-size 50ft America’s Cup Class (ACC) boat. However, the team can build shorter (45ft) versions as test boats – T3 is one of these, and while it looks very like the final race boat, it’s a few feet shorter. The rules also define much of the hull shape and structure, leaving wing and hydrofoil control systems one of the key technological battlegrounds. Click here to watch the boat take flight.