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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's second wingsail starts journey to USA

'Oracle Team USA’s second wingsail appears at the top of Auckland’s Harbour Bridge'    Richard Gladwell ©    Click Here to view large photo

The second wingsail for Oracle Team USA left Core Builders Composites facility in Warkworth this morning to begin its journey to San Francisco.

There the wingsail will be installed on the repaired USA-17, which is expected to be sailing in early February 2013.

Today's journey was similar to the previous one, with the load having to travel down the main highway, and then weave through some suburbs because of load height issues.

Along with several other photographers, Sail-World was on hand to catch the action as the load travelled over Auckland's Harbour Bridge

Oracle Team USA’s second wingsail on the southern side of Auckland’s Harbour Bridge -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle Team USA’s second wingsail passes Westhaven -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle Team USA’s second wingsail heads for the port at Auckland. -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle Team USA’s second wingsail heads for the port at Auckland. -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle Team USA’s second wingsail heads for the port at Auckland. -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

Oracle Team USA’s second wingsail heads for the port at Auckland. -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo


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