Emirates Team New Zealand and the Italian Challenger, Luna Rossa were out race training again, off Auckland's North Shore.
Sail-World's camera caught this sequence as the two AC72's rounded a windward mark, went through the 'Zone of Death' and headed downwind.
Winds were recorded in the early afternoon as averaging 20kts gusting 25kts, at the entrance to Auckland harbour, and 25kts average gusting 30 at the outer end of the 2000/2003America's Cup course area.
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NZA has rounded and is accelerating through the 'Zone of Death' - Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa Race Training - March 6, 2013 - Sail-World.com/NZ © Click Here to view large photo
NZA is around in front by a handy margin with Luna Rossa tacking to round. Big bury of the bow as ETNZ accelerates through the 'Zone of Death' - Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa Race Training - March 6, 2013 - Sail-World.com/NZ © Click Here to view large photo
About three boat lengths from the mark, NZA is now foiling and away down the run with Luna Rossa yet to round - Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa Race Training - March 6, 2013 - Sail-World.com/NZ © Click Here to view large photo
by Sail-World - 9:51 AM Wed 6 Mar 2013 GMT
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