America's Cup Uncovered- Episode 26 - Wing Extensions
by ACM on 28 Feb 2012
America's Cup Uncovered is a weekly magazine video program is designed to show America's Cup fans the people, places and stories that are the backbone of the America's Cup.
Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa test new wing extension Ivor Wilkins/www.americascup.com
Featuring behind-the-scenes sneak-peeks, athlete profiles and up-close action on and off the water, America's Cup Uncovered will take an in-depth look at the 34th America's Cup edition over the next two years, offering an exclusive window into one of the most prestigious events in sport.
This week on America's Cup Uncovered we're in Auckland where Luna Rossa Challenge and Emirates Team New Zealand went head to head for the first time. We have reactions to the testing sessions for the wing extensions, designed to increase the speed of the AC45s in lighter breeze.
Then, we are in San Francisco to uncover Save the Bay - partner of the America's Cup Healthy Ocean Project. But first, some crew news from Team Korea: White Tiger Challenge announced the recruitment of two current world champion athletes. Australian Nathan Outteridge will replace outgoing skipper and helmsman Chris Draper, who has joined Luna Rossa Challenge. Also joining Team Korea is World and European Finn Champion, Giles Scott, from Great Britain.
Here is Episode 26, we'll carry the latest edition each week on Sail-World. Sail-World's full America's Cup and World Series coverage can be accessed by http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/index.cfm?seid=362!clicking_here
At the time of publication this video was not blocked in New Zealand by America's Cup Events Authority