sail-world.com -- Sail-World on board Emirates AC 72 at 43.6 knots

Sail-World on board Emirates AC 72 at 43.6 knots    

'Sail-World.com’s Richard Gladwell (red wet weather gear) rides shotgun on Emirates Team New Zealand AC72 testing on the Hauraki Gulf.'    Chris Cameron/ETNZ©    Click Here to view large photo

Sail-World.com's NZ and America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, spent three hours perched on the after beam of Emirates Team NZ's AC72 for a training session on the Hauraki Gulf. Sailing in winds of up to 25kts, the AC72 hit an amazing 43.6kts and didn't even feel like she was breaking into a sweat. He reports on Wednesday's race and test session.

Skipper Dean Barker has a very light touch on the wheel of the AC72 during the race session aboard Emirates Team New Zealand AC72 on the Hauraki Gulf. -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©?nid=103802   Click Here to view large photo


Imagine you are standing on top of an Emirates jet on that final mad charge down the runway before takeoff.

The engines are screaming and every imperfection in the runway is magnified into the jolting that reverberates through the plane just before it leaves the ground.

Next, take that mental snapshot and overlay it on to a boat the dimensions of a tennis court (well three metres wider), flying down the harbour, a couple of metres above the sea, travelling at a speed of more than 40kts.

This is the surreal world of the AC72 catamaran and the 34th America’s Cup.

Emirates Team New Zealand AC72 testing on the Hauraki Gulf. 14/11/2012 -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©?nid=103802   Click Here to view large photo



Richard Gladwell with Dean Barker. Emirates Team New Zealand ACA72 testing on the Hauraki Gulf. 14/11/2012 -  Chris Cameron-ETNZ©?nid=103802  
This is a must read article …. The Sail-World team’s detailed coverage of the America’s Cup will continue all the way to San Francisco in September 2013. Join us for the ride.

And while we are talking speed, Australia's Paul Larsen is getting a serious dose ,as the Vestas Sailrocket 2 has already hit 60 knots.

And of course the Vendee Globe fleet is enjoying some interesting times.

Lots of news today… grab some coffee and enjoy your time with us …



by The Sail-World.com Team
- 5:58 AM Thu 15 Nov 2012 GMT





Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.
If you want to send this story to a friend, please use link below
http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=103802

Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered large images (660 pixels long side.)  If you would like to see only small images (300 pixels long side) click here .  For medium sized images (500 pixels long side) click here .  If you would prefer to see text only (without pictures) click here

Click for further information on
Newsletter Editorial Australia

Related News Stories:
20 Nov 2014  VOR, RdR, S2H update, CupNews—Sailing news from Oz and beyond
12 Nov 2014  2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race: The best of Leg 1
12 Nov 2014  18 footers, Volvo blood, Route du Rhum, Halvorsen, Kellett and more
09 Nov 2014  Tight Volvo finish...Wild Oats for Transpac ...ISAF conference
03 Nov 2014  Volvo, AC, Bush fires, Snow and is 75 the new 60?
31 Oct 2014  Volvo Ocean Race - meeting at the Pub
29 Oct 2014  Henri Lloyd's famous summer sample sale on now
29 Oct 2014  America's Cup, Sailor of the Year, ISAF and more
27 Oct 2014  ISAF gap at the top, 18 footers, AC, Volvo and more
23 Oct 2014  VOR, Sydney Hobart, AC and more Sailing news from Australia and OS

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 AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT