sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : America's Cup: Team Korea makes first splash in Cascais

America's Cup: Team Korea makes first splash in Cascais

'AC World Series - Cascais 2011 - Team Korea launch and shakedown'    ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget ©    Click Here to view large photo

AC World Series - Cascais 2011 - Team Korea launch and shakedown -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=86039_©   Click Here to view large photo
Team Korea took to the water in Cascais, Portugal on Saturday morning for its first ever sail, marking another milestone for the first Korean America's Cup challenge.


The team are one of nine competing in the first round of the America's Cup World Series - a preliminary series of regattas staged as a prelude to the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco.

Team Korea is skippered by Chris Draper, a top British 49er sailor and double world champion in the Olympic High Performance doublehander.

'Today was really good, a bit puffy gusting 20 knots or so and there were a few holes around but mostly a really good first sail,' said Draper after returning to shore. 'The most nervous part for me was actually getting off the dock, but once we were out there it was all awesome. So we are very happy.'

Team Korea's AC45 was pushed out of its tent early Saturday morning near Cascais, revealing its spectacular and original livery, featuring a white tiger motif - the emblem of Team Korea - on both hulls.

With the help of America's Cup Regatta Management shore team, the platform was then launched and towed one mile down the Tago river to the temporary training base where the hull was put onshore again to receive its wing, a process closely followed by the other teams preparing their boats: Aleph, Team Energy and Venezia Challenge.

Team Korea was able to take to the water by mid-afternoon, becoming the first team to start training on site in an AC45 before the America's Cup World Series -Cascais.

AC World Series - Cascais 2011 - Team Korea launch and shakedown -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=86039_©   Click Here to view large photo

Except for wing trimmer Troy Tindill, who has been part of the whole trial process of the AC45 for ACRM, the Team Korea crew were all rookies on the AC45, so as one would expect, they approached this initial testing session with caution in the gusty, puffy conditions. The team has more sessions scheduled in the coming days.

'Weather permitting, we will be out the next few days. I don’t know what point it's going to howl, so we want to get as much sailing in as possible before it does,' Draper confirmed 'Sunday looks alright, a bit breezy on some of the models but we definitely are still planning to go out… We need to get our hours up on the boat.'

AC World Series - Cascais 2011 - Team Korea launch and shakedown -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=86039_©   Click Here to view large photo

According to photographer Gilles Martin-Raget, the Korean AC45 made for an impressive site on its maiden test sail.

'It was quite spectacular to watch this boat sail on one hull in front of colourful Lisbon City and its monument including the Belem Tower, the Padrão dos Descobrimentos or the 25 de Abril bridge which looks very similar to the Golden Gate in San Francisco.'

AC World Series - Cascais 2011 - Team Korea launch and shakedown -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=86039_©   Click Here to view large photo

AC World Series - Cascais 2011 - Team Korea launch and shakedown -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=86039_©   Click Here to view large photo

AC World Series - Cascais 2011 - Team Korea launch and shakedown -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=86039_©   Click Here to view large photo

AC World Series - Cascais 2011 - Team Korea launch and shakedown -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=86039_©   Click Here to view large photo


AC World Series - Cascais 2011 - Team Korea launch and shakedown -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=86039_©   Click Here to view large photo

AC World Series - Cascais 2011 - Team Korea launch and shakedown -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=86039_©   Click Here to view large photo




by Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=86039

8:52 AM Sun 17 Jul 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup

Related News Stories:

09 Aug 2014  America's Cup: Former Artemis crew member says danger is being ignored
27 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle Team USA under stress
23 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ designers reveal AC72 secrets
22 May 2014  America's Cup: Artemis death verdict 'result of an human act'
10 May 2014  A year after the Artemis incident, the sailors tell of the pain
01 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ tech insights - Free lecture tonight
16 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced
14 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess
12 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report
10 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Two Kiwis escape hometown action in AC45 rules ruckus
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

























Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara
















J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight












2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit


Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations   
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead   
J/111 World Championships - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2   
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition   
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT