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America's Cup: Kiwis on Day 6 and counting By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand , 6:26 AM Thu 13 Sep 2012
Emirates Team NZ's AC72 was sailing Wednesday in the Hauraki Gulf in a session that lasted for around six hours in 15-20kt winds. Already the team has burned through 20% of its allowable sailing days, and by the end of next week will have been launched and sailing for two months. ...[more]


Rod Davis: Working out in the shed - AC72 style By Rod Davis, 9:04 PM Tue 11 Sep 2012
Double Olympic medalist and long time US and NZL America's Cup crew, skipper and coach, Rod Davis, looks at AC72 land base drills...The show must go on. The team programme calls for crew drills and we are looking to create an AC72 cat racing environment complete with tacking, gybing and rounding marks. Never mind the weather forecast is foul, we go anyway. ...[more]


Dean's Diary: ACWS - Barker downplays capsize in San Francisco By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA , 9:19 PM Wed 22 Aug 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from San Francisco, USA from the America's Cup World Series: Today was the official practice day for this event in SF. Plan was for two match races and then some fleet race starts and race. Unfortunately for us it was a short day after capsizing in our first race against Artemis. ...[more]


Dean's Diary: ACWS - Fast and furious becomes old hat in San Francisco By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 9:15 PM Mon 20 Aug 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from San Francisco, USA from the America's Cup World Series: Again today the breeze was in and we spent much of our practice sailing with Artemis. It is amazing how quickly you become accustomed to the stronger wind conditions and it makes for some exciting sailing. ...[more]


Dean's Diary: The ACWS spare rig cupboard is already bare By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 11:26 AM Mon 20 Aug 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from San Francisco, USA from the America's Cup World Series: Another day on the water here in SF and a good step up in whine speed. By the end of the practice session we had breeze up to 28 knots so plenty of excitement! ...[more]


Dean's Diary: ACWS: Five AC 45's - But who's counting? By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 11:02 AM Sun 19 Aug 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from San Francisco, USA from the America's Cup World Series: Well here we are in SF a little under a year out from the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup. How much has changed since my last Blog. ...[more]


America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ stops testing, starts racing + Video By Sail-World, 8:18 PM Thu 16 Aug 2012
Emirates Team NZ's skipper Dean Barker is acutely conscious of the fact that in only a few days he’ll be back on the water racing rather than testing. And he will be at the helm of an AC45 rather than the AC72. ...[more]


America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's AC 72 sails for first time By Warren Douglas, 7:00 PM Wed 1 Aug 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand took its AC72 sailing for the first time July 31, 2012 - on a cold, wet Auckland winter’s day. As a very watery dawn glow started to light Auckland, the AC72 was wheeled from the shed, mated to the wingsail and lifted into the Viaduct Basin. ...[more]


America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's AC72 by night at the Viaduct Harbour By Richard Gladwell, 9:35 PM Fri 20 Jul 2012
Emirates Team NZ's AC72 was dropped into the Waitemata Harbour for the first time and towed to the pier off the Events Centre in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, which will be the venue for the official launching of their AC72 - the first launched in the world. ...[more]


America's Cup: A Harbour of two Halves - Emirates TNZ's AC72 revealed By Richard Gladwell, 1:29 PM Wed 18 Jul 2012
Auckland's Viaduct Harbour was the scene this morning for the unveiling of Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup Challenger, and the first of the AC72 class to be seen in the world. The occasion was unannounced, but the waterfront hotline was functioning perfectly and there were spectators aplenty - a mix of media and 'interested onlookers' associated with other America's Cup teams. ...[more]


America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's AC72 unveiled - a world first By Warren Douglas, 1:06 PM Wed 18 Jul 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC72 catamaran was wheeled out of the shed the first time this morning as team members got down to final preparations for Saturday’s public show at the Viaduct Harbour. On a brilliantly fine and still winter’s morning, the 40m wingsail was wheeled from its tent, lifted and carefully placed on the platform. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Camper secure second place overall By Lucy Harwood, 2:09 AM Sun 8 Jul 2012
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 final In-Port race was held on Saturday 7th July in Galway. Chris Nicholson hailed the spirit and determination of his crew as the curtain came down on Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand’s VOR campaign today. Camper finished second overall in the inshore series after being edged out by Puma in the final In-Port race in Ireland. ...[more]


America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ have a couple of scrapes in Practice By Warren Douglas, 4:32 PM Wed 27 Jun 2012
Competitors in the America’ s Cup World Series Newport Regatta went practice racing today, revelling in the 12-18 knot breeze. Practice starts were followed by three races in great sailing conditions. With a third, second and sixth placing, Skipper Dean Barker was well satisfied with the day’s sailing which followed some intensive training in the few days since arriving at Newport. ...[more]


America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 catamaran arrives at Viaduct By Warren Douglas, 7:26 PM Tue 26 Jun 2012
The build of Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC72 catamaran entered its final phase today with the arrival of the major components at the Team’s Viaduct Harbour base. The hulls, cross beams and other structural elements arrived separately. The shore crew will assemble the components into the 'platform' over the next few weeks. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean race: Camper tries two more hulls in Lorient By Hamish Hooper, 8:44 PM Sat 23 Jun 2012
Multihulls can polarise sailors. It used to be you were either into them or you weren’t. That however is now changing and with multihulls moving into the mainstream they are very much at the forefront of competitive sailing. If France is the spiritual home of multihulls then Lorient must be its beating heart with the likes of Banque Populaire, Groupama 3, and many others based out of the port. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Setting a speed record of 39kts is not one you want By Chris Nicholson, 8:53 PM Sun 17 Jun 2012
Camper with Emirates Team NZ's skipper Chris Nicholson blogs from Lorient following the finish of Leg 8: The guys are all battered, bruised and absolutely exhausted. But we’re all in one piece, the boat is one piece, we set a new 24 hour distance record for the race and with our second place moved back onto the podium. All in all a good leg and result for the team. ...[more]


America's Cup: Ray Davies works out the Kinks for Emirates Team NZ By ETNZblog.com, 2:16 PM Sat 16 Jun 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand tactician Ray Davies is one of the nicest guys you'll meet on the professional sailing circuit. A veteran Cup campaigner who won the Volvo Ocean Race 10 years ago, he's hungry to claim his first America's Cup for his home team in San Francisco in 2013. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Camper moves back into third overall and sets record By Thomas Pryor, 8:13 AM Sat 16 Jun 2012
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has taken second in Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race after a gritty fight that saw the team battle boat breaking conditions to set a new 24 distance record for this edition of the race, and move back onto the podium with third overall position. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Amazing high speed and wipe-out videos - Camper By Sail-World, 6:53 PM Fri 15 Jun 2012
Two high speed wipe-outs from on board Camper in the closing stages of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Two high speed wipe-outs from on board Camper in the closing stages of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Plus another on board video of Camper sailing at high speed towards the Low that welcomed the Volvo Ocean race fleet to Lorient ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: The red runaway freight express train to Lorient By Hamish Hooper, 9:06 PM Thu 14 Jun 2012
MCM on Camper, Hamish Hooper, whose role on the boat is to handle media and cook, writes of the blast across the Bay of Biscay: Generally I sleep pretty soundly onboard Camper, but last night was definitely an exception. Such was the violet motion back forward, up down, side-to-side and everything in between. As well as the usually rainforest dripping from above. ...[more]


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