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America's Cup- AC45 up close
by Richard Gladwell on 12 Feb 2011
Side view - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell
With the AC45 rigged and out of the water, last Tuesday, and then launched in calm conditions at the Viaduct Harbour, Sail-World took the opportunity to get some close up shots of the AC45 and gear.
Wingsail controls - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
Deck layout - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
GPS and alarms box - the forestay and backstays carry strain gauges - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
Wingsail control detail - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
Ashore - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
End of crossbeam detail - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
Wingsail control - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
Stern layout view - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
Deck gear and layout - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
Bow on the AC 45 is narrower than expected - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
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Stern section - showing opening for rudder box - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
Rudder being carried to the AC45 for fitting showing the rudder flange - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
Rudder box (while afloat, with two drain holes at the forward end). - AC45 Launch © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
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