America's Cup: Who are these visitors from the Western Island?

Team Australia first testing
In line with the curious practice that seems to have evolved with this America's Cup, we see for the second time, teams who have not announced key crew out sailing on the Waitemata in the AC45.

For die-hard Cup fans, there will be another round of peering at photos, trying to identify some of the faces, ahead of the team announcements.

Below we've published some more images of the Australians, who made an uncharacteristically subdued entry into the country, and enjoyed some glorious sailing on the Waitemata harbour mid-week.

16/02/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 sea trials - Team Australia first testing

16/02/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 sea trials - Team Australia first testing


16/02/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 sea trials - Team Australia first testing

16/02/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 sea trials - Team Australia first testing

16/02/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 sea trials - Team Australia first testing

16/02/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 sea trials - Team Australia first testing

16/02/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 sea trials - Team Australia first testing

16/02/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 sea trials - Team Australia first testing

16/02/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 sea trials - Team Australia first testing


Editor's note: This is an edited version of the original story, which was an attempt at humour in the traditional spirit of longstanding trans-Tasman/ANZAC rivalry - to which offence was taken, and we apologise unreservedly.

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor and Editor at Large
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