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

 

Sail-World.com : America's Cup: Emirates TNZ and Luna Rossa race in Auckland + Video

America's Cup: Emirates TNZ and Luna Rossa race in Auckland + Video

'Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ - Practice Racing, Waitemata Harbour'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Auckland's America's Cup fans got the chance, today, to see what they have missed, with the no-show of an expected event in the America's Cup World Series.

On the inner harbour course, familiar to many as a match racing track, bounded on its southern side by a number of vantage points, spectators got the chance to view at first hand, the two Auckland based America's Cup teams going head to head in a practice series in the AC45's.

Four races were sailed today, with Emirates Team New Zealand taking four wins from the Italian Luna Rossa team having their first real hit-out in the AC45 class.



The racing was organised by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, and the occasion was also a good first chance for the teams to race with the new 5metre long wingsail extensions which have been developed to add horsepower for the expected light air conditions in the next rounds of the America's Cup World series in Italy.

Sailing in winds that gusted to 20kts, the wingsail extensions did not look out of place, and the two AC45's handled the extra area well.

Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ - Practice Racing, Waitemata Harbour -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93612   Click Here to view large photo

The AC45 sailing in Auckland will not last long.

This is the last time the two AC45's will be seen together in Auckland, the Luna Rossa AC45 will be dismantled this week in preparation for shipping to Naples for the ACWS regatta scheduled for April 7-15, and the Auckland sailing program will revert to the SL33's

Media interest - Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ - Practice Racing, Waitemata Harbour -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93612   Click Here to view large photo

Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ - Practice Racing, Waitemata Harbour -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93612   Click Here to view large photo


Green flag incident - Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ - Practice Racing, Waitemata Harbour -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93612   Click Here to view large photo

Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ - Practice Racing, Waitemata Harbour -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93612   Click Here to view large photo

Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ - Practice Racing, Waitemata Harbour -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93612   Click Here to view large photo

Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ - Practice Racing, Waitemata Harbour -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93612   Click Here to view large photo

Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ - Practice Racing, Waitemata Harbour -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93612   Click Here to view large photo

Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ - Practice Racing, Waitemata Harbour -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93612   Click Here to view large photo

Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ - Practice Racing, Waitemata Harbour -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93612   Click Here to view large photo




by Richard Gladwell

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=93612

11:17 AM Sun 5 Feb 2012 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:

11 Jul 2014  NZL Sailing Team: Aleh take early lead; 49erFX excel in the breeze
10 Jul 2014  NZL Sailing Team: Nacra 17 into Euro Gold fleet; Too light for skiffs
09 Jul 2014  Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
09 Jul 2014  NZL Sailing Team: 49er, FX and Nacra Racing underway for Europeans
08 Jul 2014  Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
08 Jul 2014  Red Bull 49erFX: This is why we do what we do best
06 Jul 2014  NZL Sailing Team's Konsinska ends the RS:X European Champs in 12th
05 Jul 2014  NZL Sailing Team: Strong winds, no sailing in RS:X Europeans
04 Jul 2014  NZL Sailing Team: RS:X drops in big breeze; Tuke looks to Europeans
04 Jul 2014  Etchells Worlds: Top NZ crew places 13th in Newport
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World















America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




















































NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4   
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder   
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go   
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup   


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