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America's Cup- AC45 Closeup - Pre Flight Check and Launch + Video

by Richard Gladwell on 27 Mar 2011
Artemis Racing prepare to leave for a Practice Session © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, presents this 'fly on the wall' and commentary on the load and launch process required to get an AC45 off the dock following Artemis Racing as they prepare to launch their AC45 before a practice session.

For those who haven't seen the AC45s launch first hand, this is a good option, and we don't expect to get this close with the AC72's

All shot on an iPhone, please excuse some of the editing and live commentary

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