NEWPORT, R.I. - The youngest skipper ever to win the America’s Cup and his four-man crew look like Spiderman on steroids. They effortlessly dance and dodge their way across the trampoline of the wing-sailed AC45 catamaran as it shoots across Narragansett Bay.
As a motorized support boat struggles to drop off a guest racer, one thing is crystal clear. This kind of sailing is now an extreme sport. Everyone on board wears helmets and is perpetually in motion.