by Richard Gladwell on 18 Apr 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand AC72, NZL5 is lifted into the water to be towed to the Maersk ship that will start its journey to San Francisco. 18/4/2013 Chris Cameron/ETNZ© http://www.chriscameron.co.nz
A report on the team's website says that the base and boats have been packed into 70 40ft containers ready for shipment to San Francisco.
The team is expected to be sailing again on San Francisco Bay on May 23, 2013.
The Louis Vuitton Cup, or the Challenger Selection Series, commences six weeks later on July 4 2013.