1992, San Diego. The America3 (pronounced “America cubed”) team hoists its sails, ready for the prestigious America’s Cup sailing competition. The press and the other competitors have been mocking the underdog team for weeks – but that all changes when the race begins, because the speed enabled by America3’s ultra-light sails is immediately apparent.
Later, when asked about the technology behind their sails, the now-victorious team has a simple response: “Well, it usually takes 12 people to carry a main sail out to a boat, but this time we did it with four.”
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