The new America’s Cup race boats will be powered by… humans!

Nothing is powered by battery on the America’s Cup race boats. All the functions on the boat are driven by hydraulics which are powered by the grinders.

The four grinders on these boats become a human engine, so the more powerful those guys can get, the more power that goes into the boat to make it go fast.

Land Rover BAR, the British challenger, describes in this video the process in which they are developing their human engines…

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