Speed Sailing Legends, Insanely Fast Trimaran ‘Lending Club 2′ Spotted In San Francisco Bay, Training For Transpac Record
Insanely fast barely begins to describe the concept of a massive 105-foot, three-hulled trimaran rising up out of the water and skimming the tops of waves at up to 46 miles per hour. Now imagine sailing it 2,225 miles from California to Hawaii in the Transpac race next month.
The chance to win a third straight America’s Cup with Oracle Team USA was a bigger allure to skipper Jimmy Spithill than taking a big-money offer from a foreign challenger.
The skipper of Oracle Team USA said his sailing team is brimming with confidence as it looks forward to sailing on home waters before an enthusiastic home crowd at the 34th America’s Cup match, beginning Sept. 7 on San Francisco Bay.