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Emirates Team New Zealand's TP 52 analyzed
by Peter Idoine and Richard Gladwell on 3 Jun 2009
The distinctive stern shape is a feature of the Marcelino Botin designed Emirates Team NZ - TP52 George Layton
Emirates Team New Zealand's TP52 just happened to be passing Peter Idoine's camera during a training jaunt in the Hauraki Gulf, and we present these shots to show some of the features of the TP52 class and this particular design by Marcelino Botín.
Emirates Team New Zealand was one of two TP52's launched this year in Auckland. Both were built by Cookson Boats, with rigs from Southern Spars and sails by North Sails NZ.
A plumb stern maximises the length allowed by the TP52 "box rule" - Emirates Team NZ © George Layton
The bow is equally plumb - again to maximise length allowed - Emirates Team NZ © George Layton
Hull sections can be gauged the starboard side - a combination of drag reduction and form stability when heeled - Emirates Team NZ © George Layton
That stern shape again on the Emirates Team NZ TP52, one of two launched in 2009 by Cookson Boats. © George Layton
3DL thread weave in the North sails (NZ) supplied inventory - Emirates Team NZ © George Layton
Wetted surface reduction is apparent in this shot of the stern sections - Emirates Team NZ © George Layton
The easily driven hull shape of Emirates Team NZ - TP52 © George Layton
Southern Spars supplied the three spreader rig - with a surprisingly narrow sheeting angle for the jib - Emirates Team NZ. © George Layton
The free area fat-head mainsails that are so common in other classes are not evident in th TP52 class - Emirates Team NZ © George Layton
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