Emirates Team New Zealand‘s Dan Bernasconi on developing the AC75 class rule and what it means for the 36th America’s Cup.
Dan Bernasconi Bio
Dan Bernasconi is the Technical Director of Emirates Team New Zealand, a role he has held for several years. He is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of the team’s operations, particularly in the development of the yacht and its components for competitive sailing events such as the America’s Cup. Bernasconi’s expertise lies in naval architecture, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, and structural engineering, which are all crucial disciplines in the design and optimization of high-performance sailing vessels. Under his leadership, Emirates Team New Zealand has been known for innovative and cutting-edge design approaches, contributing significantly to their success in the America’s Cup competitions. Bernasconi’s contributions to the team’s technical advancements have been widely recognized within the sailing community.