In the America’s Cup, it’s mission-critical to maximize efficiency in the AC75 cockpit – both in aerodynamics (how the air moves around the boat) and ergonomics (how the boat’s design impacts the athletes’ performance).

How does a deck layout come together? How does it evolve? David ‘Freddie’ Carr from INEOS Team UK walks us through it in the latest video.

Want to dig deeper? Learn more about the role of the grinders in this Harken interview with INEOS Team UK Grinder Graeme Spence: harkenatthefront.com/grindhouse-rules.

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