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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ AC72 flies on Day 5 + Video

'Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 flying low and fast up the Rangitoto Channel'    Wright Images    Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ were out again for their fifth day of sailing in their AC72, New Zealand. Conditions were a very fresh SW wind, estimated at 20kts which provided for some high speed sailing.

TV crews were invited onto the team chase boats and the day featured in the prime time news, other media were invited.

Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 flying low and fast up the Rangitoto Channel -  Wright Images   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ - AC72 - rears slightly experiencing an increase in windstrength off North Head September 6, 2012 -  Wright Images   Click Here to view large photo

1 - Emirates Team NZ - AC72 - rears slightly experiencing an increase in windstrength off North Head September 6, 2012 -  Wright Images   Click Here to view large photo

2 - Emirates Team NZ - AC72 - drops onto her windward hull after the wind drops off North Head. She was put onto the tow soon afterwards off North Head September 6, 2012 -  Wright Images   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 tows out of the Waitemata past Auckland’s iconic Skytower -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 off Takapuna Beach -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 tows out of the Waitemata Harbour -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 tows out of the Waitemata Harbour with Luna Rossa’s tender in pursuit -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 off Takapuna Beach on foils in a gust -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo


Our apologies for the preponderance of media comment and lack of sailing content in this video, not our style.

Other video (may not work outside New Zealand) can be viewed on these links - which do have some good sailing video footage Click here and click here


by Richard Gladwell

  

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