On Tuesday morning, sail number
101 was issued by Ken McAlpine, the technical director
of the AC Class.
After the inspection of the construction’s progress
America’s Cup Chief Measurer Ken McAlpine assigned
this number to the new German cupper. It is the
100. sail number of the boat class called International
America’s Cup Class (IACC) – the number 13 was not
Like the GER 89 also the GER 101 is build at the
shipyard Knierim-Yachtbau in Kiel. Since May 22nd
seven boat builders and engineers of the United
Internet Team Germany are constructing the yacht,
supported by Knierim-Yachtbau.
The GER 101 is based on all experiences the United
Internet Team Germany Design Team has made in the
last two years. A technical progress has already
been made during the mold production.
After four weeks only it was finished, the construction
of the hull has started. And so the moment has come
in which the America’s Cup Measurement Committee
assignes the sail number to a new yacht construction.
"We are very happy about this further important
moment for the first German America’s Cup team",
said Syndicate Head Michael Scheeren. "The
GER 101 is the link between the Germany I and possible
further yachts for the next cup. She will help us
technologically to close the gap to the top teams.
In sailing matters she will, together with the GER
89, be the basis for a solid two boat campaign in