In the first installment to his new SW blog, "The B Boat," Ryan O'Grady scopes out the technology behind the wing masts at the 2010 International C-Class Catamaran Championship.
The America's Cup rumor mill is back in full swing. The latest story making the rounds has the event being staged in Italy in 2013 using 60 wing-masted multihulls. Adding fuel to this rumor is the appearance of BMW Oracle’s Glenn Ashby and James Spithill at this week’s International C-Class Catamaran Championship, lovingly referred to as the “Little Americas Cup”. The duo is sailing the yacht Alpha against five other international teams in the weeklong event, taking place off Newport, R.I. (Ed. Ashby and Spithill won the first race, and sit in first place after Day 1.