America's Cup

America's Cup

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SINCE 2003

C-Tech has been closely involved with the America's Cup since becoming the exclusive batten supplier to both Defender and Challenger in the 2003 America’s Cup. By 2007 all America’s cup teams were using C-Tech SailBattens, and we have since lead the market on battens and sail hardware.

“Working with C-Tech was a pleasure, they were consistently helpful, professional, and went the extra mile to make sure the project was a success."

challenges

CHALLENGE #001

accuracy

The specifications America's Cup teams define in their FEM models and computer simulations of the sails is a lot more accurate than it used to be, which puts a lot more demand on us.

S O L U T I O N

We have kept our design capabilities and software up-to-date and ensure the manufacturing processes are consistent with each individual product so we can produce the accuracy needed to keep up with the design requirements.

C-Tech has been involved in every America's cup event since then and has expanded from supplying battens to all sorts of other composite components including: foils, grinding pedestools, tubes, compression struts, hydraulic accumulators, fairings, wing control panels, sail corners, daggerboard cases, structural pods, bike frames, control arms and also helping with CNC services and autoclave curing.

CHALLENGE #002

time crunch

Custom America's Cup projects can be the hardest as they will not only have a time crunch but often are still be going through design changes after we have started manufacturing.

S O L U T I O N

With state of the art projects - we expect these curve balls. We push our team to get started on projects as soon as we hear the word go, even with only half the information. We then rely on excellent communication internally and externally so any changes are made for the best possible result. Out team is committed to its customers so will put in the extra effort to make critical deadlines.

In the 2021 America's Cup C-Tech has been proud supplier of sail battens to all the teams again as well as many tubular composites. This work is important to keep pushing our R&D program forwards.

Next Project

How it works

Creating your custom order is easy. Our team works with you to develop and meet your precise design and performance specifications.

Enquire
01.
Get in touch

Tell us more about your idea or vision in our easy-to-fill online form.

02.
Choose your specs

Our technical experts will scope out the needs, requirement and specs for your project.

03.
Finalise your quote

Once you’ve confirmed on your bespoke solution, we’ll create a competitive quote.

04.
Start production

After you’ve confirmed your quote, we’ll begin to manufacture your product. This typically takes X weeks but may be longer depending on your requirements.

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Get in touch

We generally ship orders within 10-15 business days within New Zealand.
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