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America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand tests new mods    

'Emirates Team NZ makes their last high-speed pass of the test session. - America’s Cup'    Chuck Lantz ©    Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup AC72 challenger took to the waters of San Francisco bay in brisk breeze to test newly installed modifications, including a shrouded bowsprit and two open box-like devices on the rear crossover section.

Emirates Team NZ made a few high-speed downwind and reaching passes near the Golden Gate bridge, where Chuck Lantz, of Sail-World's photo team, took these shots.

Emirates Team NZ prepares to begin high-speed tests. - America’s Cup -  Chuck Lantz ©?nid=114006   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team New Zealand, against a foggy background and blue sky. - America’s Cup -  Chuck Lantz ©?nid=114006   Click Here to view large photo

The new bowsprit can be seen in this photo. - America’s Cup -  Chuck Lantz ©?nid=114006   Click Here to view large photo

ETNZ making one high speed pass. - America’s Cup -  Chuck Lantz ©?nid=114006   Click Here to view large photo

One of two new three-sided box shapes can be seen on the rear crossover. - America’s Cup -  Chuck Lantz ©?nid=114006   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ getting up to speed. The new shrouded bowsprit can be seen. - America’s Cup -  Chuck Lantz ©?nid=114006   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates team NZ begins a reaching speed test. - America’s Cup -  Chuck Lantz ©?nid=114006   Click Here to view large photo

Both boards down in a pre-gybe stance. - America’s Cup -  Chuck Lantz ©?nid=114006   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ at speed, downwind, one daggerboard up. - America’s Cup -  Chuck Lantz ©?nid=114006   Click Here to view large photo

Another view showing the new box-like structures. - America’s Cup -  Chuck Lantz ©?nid=114006   Click Here to view large photo



by Chuck Lantz
- 8:25 AM Tue 3 Sep 2013 GMT





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