News about Emirates Team New Zealand, the most successful professional sailing team in the world, competing in the America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Extreme Sailing Series and America's Cup World Series
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Pete Melvin: What Emirates Team NZ are learning from the SL33 program
By Pete Melvin,
6:47 PM Sat 12 Nov 2011
Top multihull designer, Pete Melvin blogs from the design office about what Emirates Team NZ has learned from the SL33 programme: The twin SL33s are getting a relentless workout at the hands of the Emirates Team NZ sailing crew that far exceeds anything anticipated during the design process. They are revelling in winds up to 30 knots and sea states ...
Camper: From the boat - On our way at last!
By Hanish Hooper,
6:43 PM Sat 12 Nov 2011
Hamish Hooper blogs from on board Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ: My first thought of the day as I woke was that the overseas voting for the NZ elections had opened. This is great news, elections are so exciting! I love the drama of election night! The trouble is, I’m not really sure how getting voting papers to the Kiwis on board Camper in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean will work? ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ fitting up for the wingsail tests
By Emirates Team NZ,
7:37 PM Fri 11 Nov 2011
Often we hear of the superb job and incredible hours put in by the support and shore teams for the America's Cup and other professional racing teams, but rarely do we get a look behind the shed door to see the teams work their magic. In this series of videos, Emirates Team NZ's boat builder Sean Regan explains some of the repairs and modifications being undertaken on the Emirates Team NZ's SL33s ...
America's Cup: Plenty of upside with innovative Twin Team strategy
By Richard Gladwell,
8:10 PM Thu 3 Nov 2011
Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa have announced the first ever formal collaboration between two teams in the America's Cup. The seven campaign competitor will partner with a three time challenger, Luna Rossa to collaborate on design, build and performance within the time frames permitted by the 34th America's Cup Protocol. In short it is very hard to find any downside in this deal for either party ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ test wingsail on Waitemata
By Richard Gladwell, Auckland,NZ ,
2:45 PM Thu 3 Nov 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand today tested a wingsail on one of the two SL33's on the Waitemata Harbour.
The wingsail appeared to be different from the AC45 in profile, and from what could be observed is a two element wing. ...
Volvo Ocean race: Groupama protest Camper Team NZ after Inport Race
7:04 PM Sun 30 Oct 2011
Groupama sailing team's protest against CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand was dismissed after deliberation by the international jury after the first Inport Race in Alicante.
The protest was related to the forestay set-up on CAMPER, which was the subject of an application made to the independent arbitration panel earlier this month. ...
America's Cup World Series: Emirates Team NZ Wingman under arrest
By Rod Davis,
6:50 PM Sat 29 Oct 2011
Emirates Team NZ coach Rod Davis discloses an incident that occurred during the America's Cup World series in Plymouth, England.
Half-way through the Plymouth regatta. I am sitting in the coaches’ office, well the office is a rigging/boat building container where Joe Allen and I fight for space with the shore team, with my back to mid container doors. ...
Emirates Team NZ Camper try All Black training drills - Video
9:14 PM Sat 22 Oct 2011
Ahead of Sunday's Rugby World Cup Final, the crew of Camper, sailed by Emirates Team NZ are putting into practice some of the training techniques they have picked up from sessions with the All Black coaches.
In this video, Tony Rae takes us through some of the key moves during a training session, aboard Camper. ...
Dean Barker: 'We're about winning the America's Cup'
By Michelle Slade,
5:52 AM Tue 18 Oct 2011
Emirates Team NZ's skipper, Dean Barker talks with Michelle Slade on the America's Cup World Series and how Emirates Team NZ is positioned going into the 34th America's Cup. Barker covers where the world's most successful professional sailing team is with its preparations and has a few broadsides for the Defender. ...
Rod Davis: Making Emirates Team NZ's Game Plan for Almeria
By Rod Davis,
7:13 AM Sun 16 Oct 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand's Coach Rod Davis continues his behind the scenes look at the riding instructions for the the team going into the Extreme sailing Series at Almeria, Spain:
Last week I mentioned 'making a game plan' for our Extreme 40 regatta in Almeria, which very soon we are about to start racing. So come with me while we go through this.
It all starts with regatta targets. ...
Emirates Team NZ out of Extreme 40 regatta after serious collision
6:51 AM Sun 16 Oct 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand has withdrawn from the Extreme Sailing Series Almeria regatta, being sailed in Spain, following a collision in the second to last race of Day 4.
The yacht was holed in the port hull and started taking on water forcing the crew to retire from the race. No one was hurt. ...
Emirates Team NZ: Nico’s Blog: A hectic first week in Alicante
By Chris Nicholson,
5:58 AM Fri 7 Oct 2011
Volvo skipper Chris Nicholson updates on the first week of buildup in Alicante: it has been a hectic first week in Alicante. After arriving at the end of our European tour the boat was hauled out immediately and we went straight into our final date with the rules ‘policeman’ in order to get the boat signed-off. Five days later and we are just now getting towards the end of that intense process ...