Being a cruiser at heart, I don't cover a lot of racing on my site but this is compelling stuff. In a preview of the next America's Cup, these 40' cats are capable of 40 knots in prime conditions. That's screaming! Over the past 15 years, I have enjoyed watching the AC on TV and appreciated what is took to sail these 75 foot sleds. However, when I think of the difference between the traditional AC boat and the new AC boat it's like comparing a soap box derby to a speed trial on the Bonneville Salt Flats (rocket cars travel in excess of 600 miles an hour there) in Utah. This is going to be a different world the next time the AC rolls around - hopefully 2009. Here is a nice clip of the action and if you want to get more info, go to the source.