The U.S.A. may have lost its stranglehold on the America's Cup, but next year the Yanks could give the Swiss defender and the rest of the field a sail for their money.
America's yacht: USA 87
Built: Anacortes, Wash.
Man-hours (construction): 30,000
Boat development: 1,000 hr of full-scale two-boat testing
Hull length: 24 m
Hull width: 4 m
Hull weight: 2 metric tons
Keel weight: 19 metric tons
Mast height: 33 m
Max area of mainsail: 218 sq m
Max area of headsail: 150 sq m
Max area of spinnaker: 500 sq m
Weight of crew: 1570 kg (incl. 18th man)
*America's Cup Class boats sail with a crew of 17, one guest (optional), and one umpire, for a total of 19.