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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ blasting in the Gulf
By Chris Cameron,
9:29 PM Mon 19 Nov 2012
Emirates Team NZ was out sailing again in the Hauraki Gulf on Friday, ahead of an advancing front which hammered Auckland over the weekend.
Team photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to capture the action. ...
America's Cup: Confessions of a Wingsail Trimmer - Glenn Ashby
8:09 PM Mon 19 Nov 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand wing trimmer Glenn Ashby recalls only one anxious moment while sailing the AC72. It was the time a squall hit them on Auckland Harbour just as they were about to round North Head.
'We had been in squalls before but never when we either had to tack the boat or commit to bearing away. We were in close to 30 knots true wind speed. ...
America's Cup: Two AC72's sailing on the Hauraki Gulf
By Richard Gladwell,
3:29 PM Mon 19 Nov 2012
Another milestone in the 34th America's Cup occurred today, November 19,2012 with two AC72's sailing on the Hauraki Gulf for the first time.
For much of the session Luna Rossa confined herself to being well offshore, while Emirates Team NZ was much closer to the Takapuna shore.
Later Sail-World's camera caught Luna Rossa on her mooring at sunset ...
America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 64 - AC72' s in San Fran and Auckland
7:15 AM Mon 19 Nov 2012
This week on America's Cup Discovered we talk all things AC72. We are onboard with Emirates Team New Zealand as their impressive preparations are making news headlines. We have an exclusive interview with Oracle Team USA's CEO Russell Coutts for an update after last months catastrophic capsize. We then catch up with Artemis Racing in advance of their first sail on their newly launched AC72. ...
America's Cup: Volvo skipper gets first taste of foiling + Video
9:08 AM Sat 17 Nov 2012
Chris Nicholson, skipper of second place getter in the Volvo Ocean Race, Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand, had a big day out when he joined the America’s Cup sailing crew on the teams AC72 America's Cup Challenger. The video features some excellent extended footage of the yacht foiling. Later in the day ETNZ's AC72 hit speeds of 43.6kts ...
America's Cup: Launch incident injures Luna Rossa shore crew member
7:37 AM Sat 17 Nov 2012
Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 shore team member, Fred Gastinet has been injured in a launching incident on Friday, November 16, just before midday. He suffered a compound fracture of the shinbone, requiring surgery. The top of the wingsail for the AC72 catamaran has been damaged. The incident terminated the planned sailing session, and is expected to cause some small delay in the team's workup program ...
America's Cup: Sailing Ups and Downs in two Cities
11:06 PM Fri 16 Nov 2012
America's Cup Challengers are once again sailing out of two cities on opposite sites of the Pacific.
In San Francisco, Artemis Racing went sailing for the second day - with a little more breeze than on the first, and by all accounts had a good session. ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing sails for first time in San Fran + Video
By America's Cup.com,
9:48 PM Thu 15 Nov 2012
Artemis Racing's AC72 hit San Francisco Bay under sail on Tuesday for the first time, with the team training for over three hours in winds of 8-12 knots. It was a milestone moment for the team who has seen this inaugural test sail delayed first by a damaged wing sail and then by structural issues with the platform during load testing last month. Includes video ...
Gladwell's Line: Riding shotgun on Emirates Team NZ's AC72 at 43.6kts
By Richard Gladwell,
3:22 PM Thu 15 Nov 2012
Sail-World.com's NZ and America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, spent three hours on Emirates Team NZ's AC72 for a training session on the Hauraki Gulf. Sailing in winds of up to 25kts the AC72 hit an amazing 43.6kts and didn't even feel like she was breaking into a sweat. He reports on Wednesday's race and test session. ...
Fly Emirates Business Class to Europe and support NZ Optimist Coaching
8:08 PM Tue 13 Nov 2012
Emirates Airline and Emirates Team New Zealand are supporting New Zealand junior sailing by auctioning two Business Class return tickets from Auckland to any one of Emirates’ 33 European destinations.* These business class tickets are valued at NZ$17,000 and the auction will be live on Trade Me from 19 to 28 November 2012 ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ out of shed after turbo-charging
By Richard Gladwell,
2:52 PM Tue 13 Nov 2012
America's Cup Challenger, Emirates Team NZ's AC72, is out of the building shed in the Viaduct harbour and went for a brief test sail today, ahead of resuming her development program this week.
The enhancements to the AC72 have not been specified are are believed to include the addition of aerofoil fairings to the beams, and other enhancements. See video in this story ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ AC72 gets ready for Round 2 of testing
2:55 PM Sun 11 Nov 2012
After a week in the shed for modifications, Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC72 is almost ready for another intensive round of tests and crew development.
With 16 of the 30 allowed AC72 sailing days used, the team now aims to make the most of the 14 days remaining. Skipper Dean Barker says there’s a lot to accomplish – and the 14 days will go very quickly ...
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