A friend just sent me these photos and publicity on the new Alinghi, a catamaran that is 27 meters (89') wide, 24 meters long (79'), 50 meters (164') high. *OMG! *ALINGHI.pdf
*If they send photos of the transport by helicopter, I'll post them.
Axial, a comparable-sized trimaran sailed into Marigot Bay, St. Martin in 1989, but it was a bit larger - 95 feet (29 m) wide, 90 feet long. *We visited it shortly after it dropped anchor. *We were amazed at the size of the shrouds - I could barely get my fingers from both hands to touch as they surrounded the shroud! *However, looking at the boat you see thin threads coming off the mast, not huge cables. *She was beautiful when she sailed.
I wonder what Alinghi's rigging looks like up close. *I can't wait to see her sailed.*