By Greg Stutchbury
WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Ian Taylor has helped bring the America’s Cup to life for TV viewers since 1992 but he is slightly worried that the secret designs and sheer speed of the boats for next year’s regatta may have left his computer graphics company in the dark.
The high-tech AC75 foiling monohulls are so fast, and their design and builds so secret, that Taylor is unsure how it will impact the graphics package his firm provides.
And with the first practice races for defenders Team New Zealand and the challengers set for next week, time is of the essence.
“We’re testing all the data and software from next week,” Animation Research’s Taylor told Reuters by telephone from Dunedin.
“Nobody has seen the boats (in race