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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Emirates Team NZ on top in Cascais, but struggles in Cowes
By Warren Douglas, Cascais, Portugal ,
8:22 AM Sun 7 Aug 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand has finished the first day of fleet racing at Cascais on top of the leader board.
Three races were held and the team’s consistency in difficult sailing conditions produced a third and two second placings, enough to give Dean Barker 26 points, one more than the Swedish entry Artemis. ...
Emirates Team NZ set the pace at Cascais, and tunes-up at Cowes
By Warren Douglas,
7:24 AM Sat 6 Aug 2011
Nine AC45 yachts from eight teams lined up for three short fleet races, in the America's Cup World Series in Cascais, Portugal.
As skipper Dean Barker commented, the day counted for nothing, except to provide an excellent opportunity to check in with the opposition before the first regatta of the build-up to the 34th America’s Cup. ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ look forward to World Series opener
By Warren Douglas and Sail-World,
5:33 AM Thu 28 Jul 2011
The America’s Cup takes a step into the future in Portugal next month as teams race in the first AC45 World Series multihull regatta. EmiratesTeam New Zealand managing director Grant Dalton says the event will be unlike any America’s Cup regatta in the past. 'Eight 45ft wingsail multihulls will be at the start line, courses will be unlike the standard upwind, downwind configurations ...
Volvo Ocean Race: The making of Camper's mast at Southern Spars
9:16 PM Thu 21 Jul 2011
Join Camper skipper, Chris Nicholson, as he takes us behind the doors of Southern Spars new factory and shows a mast under construction for the Volvo Ocean racer to be sailed by Emirates Team New Zealand.
This is a rare look at just how these spars are made - and gives us a look at the impeccable interior of the state of the art Southern Spars facility. And then there's an onboard video ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper sails for Europe with Maersk
By Warren Douglas,
9:15 PM Wed 20 Jul 2011
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand’s Volvo 70 yacht slipped out of Auckland before dawn on Tuesday bound for Europe aboard the container ship Maersk Dabou.
CAMPER will be trans-shipped at Petjung Peletas, Malaysia, to the Skagen Maersk at for the 8329 mile voyage to Felixstowe in the United Kingdom. ...
America's Cup: Team NZ protested for non-compliance by Cup organisers
By Richard Gladwell,
3:43 PM Mon 18 Jul 2011
Twice winner of the America's Cup and the world's most successful professional sailing team, Emirates Team NZ Emirates have confirmed today that it is seeking mediation in its dispute with the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) over rules that restrict the team’s internet presence. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper completes testing and heads for Europe
8:07 PM Thu 14 Jul 2011
Boat testing for the Volvo 70, Camper, sailed by Emirates Team New Zealand, has ended.
After sailing 8,000 nautical miles in the last three months, Camper has been lifted out of the water and is being decommissioned before shipping to Europe later this month. ...
Dell to add computer power to Emirates Team New Zealand
By Warren Douglas, Auckland, New Zealand ,
8:28 PM Wed 13 Jul 2011
Dell has joined the Emirates Team New Zealand challenge for the 34th America’s Cup, adding significantly to the design team’s computer fire power.
Dell will supply the team with IT system design, hardware, system software and implementation.
The technology will help the design team’s programme for the AC72 catamarans that will race in San Francisco is 2013. ...
America's Cup: Video of Emirates Team NZ sailing the SL33
1:45 PM Wed 13 Jul 2011
First video of Emirates Team NZ sailing the SL33 catamaran, which the team are using as a surrogate boat for the AC72. The SL33 is the largest size catamaran that can be used without breaking the Surrogate Rule, which is part of the Protocol for the 34th America's Cup, and is designed to prevent more well funded teams running extensive two-boat testing programs. ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ signs with Dell and launches new boat
By Richard Gladwell, Auckland. New Zealand ,
1:39 PM Wed 13 Jul 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand have announced a partnership with US based multinational, technology company Dell computers.
The team will be looking to make up one of the 'holes' in its 2007 America’s Cup campaign – which was in the area of applied technology, which by the estimate of CEO, Grant Dalton, cost the team about 10 seconds a leg in that event. ...