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America's Cup: Images from the Hauraki Gulf as Emirates Team NZ ends
By Chris Cameron,
10:46 PM Thu 4 Apr 2013
Emirates Team NZ's NZL5, had her final sail on the Hauraki Gulf on Wednesday, before packing up for San Francisco.
Chris Cameron was in the air to catch her final hours in New Zealand. ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ damage wingsail in launch drama
By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand ,
11:49 AM Tue 19 Mar 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand have damaged their wingsail, in a launching incident, early this afternoon, NZT.
The incident occurred as the wingsail was being lifted into place prior to the AC72 platform being taken from the hangar and placed underneath the wing, before rigging is secured. ...[more]
America's Cup: Confessions of a Wingman
12:35 PM Sat 16 Mar 2013
Glenn Ashby (AUS) describes his job as wing trimmer on Emirates Team NZ's AC72 as a bit like driving a truck.
The multiple A-Cat world champion, Olympic Silver medalist, and former Tornado cat world champion, is talking a really big truck with a 32-speed gearbox as it traveling up and down a series of hills and turns. ...[more]
America's Cup: Leaning on the weatherman to get it right
8:51 PM Tue 12 Mar 2013
Even more so than previous America's Cups, the AC72 sailing and support crews are even more dependent on the weather predictions.
In this clip from the Emirates Team NZ media unit, tactician Ray Davies talks about how times have changed the weather – and how they make use if the weather data painstakingly gathered by meteorologist Roger Badham ...[more]
America's Cup: Flying high in the Hauraki Gulf - Four Am-Cam videos
6:40 AM Thu 7 Mar 2013
Four Am-Cam videos from the Hauraki Gulf, of Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ race training. Features some expert commentary from a 5 year old fan. ...[more]
America's Cup: More Am-Cam video from the Hauraki Gulf
8:30 PM Fri 1 Mar 2013
More Am-Cam video from the Hauraki Gulf, this time of Emirates Team New Zealand training. This was shot by a solo driver/camera man, in a small powerboat with a top speed of 25kts. ...[more]
America's Cup: Spy vs Spy - Serious, or straight from the comic books?
By Rod Davis writing for etnzblog.com,
12:11 PM Wed 27 Feb 2013
Surveillance is part of America’s Cup life. Everyone does it. Coach Rod Davis muses on what can be learned – and the rules that regulate it.
At times the America’s Cup seems just like Mad Magazine’s Spy vs Spy. One team keeping tabs on another and a game of, not so much dirty tricks, but pranks played both by and against the spy. ...[more]
America's Cup: On board Emirates Team NZ's new AC72
10:16 PM Tue 26 Feb 2013
Chris Cameron, Emirates Team NZ's photographer takes us on board the team's new AC72 as she works up against Luna Rossa, doing some race training in the Hauraki Gulf, ahead of leaving for San Francisco for the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup in July ...[more]
America's Cup: How to run an AC72 crew that is four short
By Emirates Team NZ,
8:40 AM Fri 22 Feb 2013
Emirates Team NZ explain how they have had to change the crew roles around to cope with the reduced crew numb ers allowed on the AC72 catamarans.
Gone are the old positions of navigator, tactician and a couple of others to do backstays. Now it is just the skipper and a part-time tactician/navigator/grinder/sheet hand. ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ - The finer points of foiling
10:38 PM Wed 20 Feb 2013
One of the big design thrusts with the second generation AC72 by Emirates Team NZ has been to reduce drag, and improve performance, or taking the brakes off, if you will.
In this series of images from Emirates Team NZ photographer, Chris Cameron, we can maybe get a handle on how far the team has managed to get down the lowered drag path. ...[more]
America's Cup : Emirates Team NZ's AC72 - NZL5 goes down the mine?
By Chris Cameron,
9:52 PM Wed 20 Feb 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand are just a few days into testing their new AC72 - and certainly seem to be putting the 72ft foiling catamaran cat through her paces. Whether this trip down the mine was deliberate or not , is a matter of conjecture, but in the remainder of the images there doesn't seem to be too many issues aside from flying spray. ...[more]
America's Cup: Images from Emirates Team NZ's launch in Auckland
By Richard Gladwell,
1:38 PM Mon 4 Feb 2013
Images from Emirates Team NZ's launch of their second AC72 in Auckland. These images of the boat and gear show a lot of the refinements which have been done from the first design, mainly in the area of platform fairing and drag reduction.
The boat features smaller foils and slightly altered hull shape from its predecessor ...[more]
America's Cup: Flying High on the AC72
1:41 PM Thu 31 Jan 2013
Emirates Team NZ crew members describe what it is like to sail aboard the AC72, the 72ft catamaran capable of sailing at speeds of over 40 knots and which will be used in the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco in just five months time. ...[more]
America's Cup: Time running out for Emirates Team New Zealand + Video
By Emirates Team NZ,
7:26 PM Thu 24 Jan 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup skipper, Dean Barker, talks about the task ahead, as the realisation hits home that 2013 is the year of the America's Cup. There is no next year. And for the longest running America's Cup team, the options are running out, with some hard decisions yet to be made. See more images from inside the shed of the fitout ...[more]
America's Cup: Back to Foiling School in the SL33's + Video
5:38 PM Wed 19 Dec 2012
One of the low-profile aspects of Emirates Team NZ's America's Cup development program has been the two SL33's run by the design and sailing teams, as test boats.
The small catamaran fits just millimeters inside the allowed maximum length prescribed in the Protocol governing the 34th America's Cup, to restrict the use of 'surrogate' boats, or near full size test platforms for the AC72 class. ...[more]
America's Cup: End of the sailing road for the first AC72
By Warren Douglas,
3:42 PM Fri 14 Dec 2012
On Thursday the Emirates Team NZ shore crew began to decommission the yacht while the team concentrates on finishing Boat 2.
Winch drums and some hardware will be removed from the yacht and fitted to Boat 2.
Boat 1 will be refitted in the near future and held in reserve, to be commissioned quickly in the event it’s needed. ...[more]
America's Cup: Rod Davis - You can’t play tennis by yourself, can you?
By Rod Davis,
8:22 PM Tue 4 Dec 2012
Double Olympic medalist and long time US and NZL America's Cup crew, skipper and coach, Rod Davis Rod Davis describes on the benefits of the race training programme with Luna Rossa. It’s the difference between hitting a tennis ball against the wall vs playing a real tennis match. That is what it means for Emirates Team New Zealand to train against Luna Rossa. ...[more]
America's Cup: First AC72 Practice Race happens in Auckland + Video
4:31 PM Tue 20 Nov 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa went racing off Auckland this afternoon.
It was not so much a spectacle as an historic encounter as the two AC72 catamarans met on the water.
It was the first AC72 race – practice or otherwise – to take place. ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ blasting in the Gulf
By Chris Cameron,
9:29 PM Mon 19 Nov 2012
Emirates Team NZ was out sailing again in the Hauraki Gulf on Friday, ahead of an advancing front which hammered Auckland over the weekend.
Team photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to capture the action. ...[more]
America's Cup: Confessions of a Wingsail Trimmer - Glenn Ashby
8:09 PM Mon 19 Nov 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand wing trimmer Glenn Ashby recalls only one anxious moment while sailing the AC72. It was the time a squall hit them on Auckland Harbour just as they were about to round North Head.
'We had been in squalls before but never when we either had to tack the boat or commit to bearing away. We were in close to 30 knots true wind speed. ...[more]