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America's Cup: Two AC72's sailing on the Hauraki Gulf

'Emirates Team NZ close to the Takapuna shore with Luna Rossa sailing much further out in the Hauraki Gulf around 3.00pm local time. November 19, 2012'    Richard Gladwell ©    Click Here to view large photo

Another milestone in the 34th America's Cup occurred today, November 19,2012 with two AC72's sailing on the Hauraki Gulf for the first time.

For much of the session Luna Rossa confined herself to being well offshore, while Emirates Team NZ was much closer to the Takapuna shore.

According to the real-time weather reporting facility in Predictwind the conditions in the Gulf were 12kts gusting 17kts at Tiritiri Island, and 15-20kts inshore at Bean Rock.

Later Sail-World's camera caught Luna Rossa on her mooring at sunset

A waka crosses Luna Rossa November 19, 2012 Westhaven - -  Sail-World.com/NZ ©   Click Here to view large photo

Repaired top wingsail - Luna Rossa November 19, 2012 Westhaven - -  Sail-World.com/NZ ©   Click Here to view large photo

Luna Rossa November 19, 2012 Westhaven -  Sail-World.com/NZ ©   Click Here to view large photo

Luna Rossa November 19, 2012 Westhaven -  Sail-World.com/NZ ©   Click Here to view large photo

Luna Rossa November 19, 2012 Westhaven -  Sail-World.com/NZ ©   Click Here to view large photo


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