On January 30th the AC72 finally arrived! It was met with great excitement by our staff and might now be the most photographed object in the collection since we all had our camera phones out. The delivery came by way of three trucks, two we unloaded that morning and one that arrived later in the day.
The first piece to be unloaded was the central pod. It was an incredibly tight fit, but they managed to get it in. Small doors at a boat museum do not work well. What followed were the forward and aft crossbeams, one of which was so wide that it had to go through a different door and made it around a corner by a hair. This thing is huge! Then came the j-foils and a couple of smaller pieces.