The design and construction of a Twelve Meter Yacht is achieved through a remarkable combination of talents and efforts. To convert concepts of performance into an actual America's Cup contender is a complex process whose coordination and timing are crucial to its success. This section of the America's Cup Overview will provide some explanation of the general development of a Twelve Meter Yacht in the design and construction stages, including the people involved and the timing of the work. A great deal of credit is due the many participants who put forth tremendously dedicated effort, be it model testing, design work, hull and rig fabrication, sailmaking, or other facet of the project. Every person involved is glad to see his part over, but proud of his share in creating one of man's most magnificent objects of science and art.

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