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Components for Americas Cup AC75 Class boat

Background/ Overview

From industry links with motorsport, Langstone were invited by a local company to manufacture initially small parts for Ben Ainslie Racing in 2016. This has subsequently developed into the production of more complex items including foils, wings and rudders for the current class of boat in the 36th Americas Cup. The AC75 Class is a high-performance monohull with a foil. The Team at Langstone provided mission-critical support in ensuring the precision engineered rudders, wings and foiling were developed, manufactured, inspected and delivered in time for the launch of both AC75’s RB1 & RB2 with continued manufacturing support leading up to the America cup races in 2021

Production of mission critical parts

The company provided thousands of hours, 24/7, helping address design challenges associated with the timely production of critical, fragile parts. Langstone solved manufacturing issues arising at a rival manufacturing plant

Outcome & Opportunity

The successful launch of the new boat in 2020 was dependent on key parts produced by LangstoneThe key dates for the 36th America’s Cup include Christmas Race in Auckland, December 2020 Challenger Selection Series (The Prada Cup), January/February 2021 America’s Cup Match, 6-21 March 2021Opportunity to continue support Sir Ben Ainslie and the INEOS Team UK during the current and future America’s Cup on new boat developments together with their supply chain partners.

The Team at Langstone provided mission-critical support in ensuring the precision engineered rudders, wings and foil were developed, manufactured, inspected and delivered in time for the launch of both AC75’s RB1 & RB2 with continued manufacturing support leading up to the America cup races in 2021

Michel Marie
Manufacturing Manager Ineos Team UK

 

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