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Technology: Zero-Carbon Hyrdrofoil Ferries (WSJ)

The America’s Cup, the world’s oldest sailing competition, has a reputation for fostering innovation. In 2013, contestants began to use hydrofoils-underwater wings on the hull-to lift their boats out of the water during the race, allowing them to reach highway speeds and revolutionizing the sport. 

An Olympic sailor and a billionaire oil trader are now reimagining the technology to make passenger ferries faster and more eco-friendly. Newest Oldest Longest Shortest Random