America's Cup World Series

America's Cup in Venice by Marco Secchi

Venice 10th May 2012 America's Cup  World series . Teams test their boats  in St Mark's basin..HOW TO LICENCE THIS PICTURE: please contact us via e-mail at or call our offices in Venice at (+39) 41963 7374 or London +44 (0)207 1939846 for prices and terms of copyright. First Use Only ,Editorial Use Only, All repros payable, No Archiving.© MARCO SECCHI (Marco Secchi)Finally today with few of my Venetians colleagues managed to get a glimpse of few of the boats of the America's Cup .

The AC45, a rigid wingsail catamaran, is the precursor of a new generation of America’s Cup boats.

Able to reach speeds of around 50 km per hour, the AC45 is also agile enough to guarantee tactical and competitive races, such as those to be “designed” by the America’s Cup Race Management.