Please select your home edition
Edition
SW newsletters (top)

Sail-World NZ e-magazine: September 21 2019 - AC75's go sailing, MOD70 aims at Coastal Classic

by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz 21 Sep 2019 16:51 PDT 22 September 2019
Emirates Team New Zealand under tow - chasing the wind- September 19, 2019. © Richard Gladwell

Read the latest newsletter from Sail-World New Zealand, with the Top 50 stories covering the America's Cup action and other sailing news from NZ and elsewhere.

The week was notable for Emirates Team New Zealand, at last, getting a weather window sufficient to sail their AC75 Te Aihe and begin the slow process of working up what is effectively the prototype boat - doing in full size what three other teams have chosen to do in half size or less.

Although Te Aihe was the first AC75 to launch, New York Yacht Club's American Magic was the first to sail and get foiling, after some basic sea trials and checks on the preceding days. The Kiwis took three days to get sailing and foiling. In the end, who foiled first was determined by who got the earliest suitable weather window.

So far the America's Cup champions have ventured outside the America's Cup Harbour four times in the now two weeks since Te Aihe was launched.

To view the the rest of this editorial and the full newsletter click here

To subscribe to Sail-World.com's NZ e-magazine published weekly go to the website sail-world.com/nz and click on Newsletter and Subscribe. You can also see previous newsletters by clicking on Newsletter and then Archive from the drop-down menu.

If you are a potential advertiser and want to understand how Sail-World can work for your company, website or product, then drop a line to Colin Preston whose details are in the Contact section of sail-world.com/nz

If you need to contact the Sail-World team, our phone numbers are +649 489 9267 or 021 301030 or from outside New Zealand +6421301030 and on WhatsApp at the same number. Our Skype address is sailworldnzl

Related Articles

30 knots in a 40-footer
We know a 60-footer can do it; now we learn the MW40OF is also up for it We know a 60-footer can do it. Now we learn that the MW40OF is also up for the task. Posted on 24 Jan
Speed = Smile on the Dial
Four articles and two events in play at the present, continue to captivate us all around the globe Flying Nikka, the MW40OF Offshore 40 footer, I feel the need…, and David Henshall's The Greed for Speed are unequivocally all about this very subject. Of course, there are also two events in play at the present, the Vendée Globe and America's Cup... Posted on 10 Jan
Sail-World NZ: Dec 30 - Latest NZ and World News
Sail-World NZ - Dec 30, 2020: Hard lessons from America's Cup WS... Vendee Globe latest Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand e-magazine for December 30, 2020 Posted on 29 Dec 2020
I feel the need...
It would have to be one of the most oft quoted lines from the movies It would have to be one of the most oft quoted lines from the movies, and finishes with... 'The need for speed!' (As well as that big high five.) Now it is no stretch to discover that we have used an aviation-based theme here. Posted on 28 Dec 2020
All hail the new Chief of the Village
Which village, you ask? Well that would be the one of the TeePees... Which village, you ask? Well that would be the one of the TeePees, and the very new CF 520 could well be the one adorned with the huge plumage. Now we won't have to wait too long to find out, either, because the first one will be out sailing next Spring. Posted on 20 Dec 2020
Adrian Finglas - unending smile and passion
After all these years, and the number of times I've written his name, you still simply type in, Aidz You know it's still funny. After all these years, and the number of times I've written his name, you still simply type in, Aidz. The nickname is as synonymous with the man, as that smile, and his faultless dedication to task. Posted on 14 Dec 2020
Offshore in a blow with Il Duce
Offshore training ahead of the Sydney Hobart Race in a blow, with Il Duce (Andea Francolini) Il Duce (Andrea Francolini) stepped on board InfoTrack as they departed Sydney Heads and went out and South looking for an inbound front, as part of their training ahead of the 2020 Sydney Hobart Race. Posted on 10 Dec 2020
SOLAS race images by Bow Caddy Media
It was a great day for sailing, and photographers, at the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge It was a great day for sailing, and photographers, when the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge marched around Sydney Harbour. Posted on 8 Dec 2020
C43, but it's not an AMG
It does share a lot of the performance attributes of the Merc. It does share a lot of the performance attributes of the Merc. Well, as long as you make sure you select the right one for the road, and the other for the water, that is. Posted on 6 Dec 2020
Sail-World NZ: Dec 4 - Latest NZ and World News
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand e-magazine for December 4, 2020 Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand e-magazine for December 3, 2020 Posted on 3 Dec 2020
MBW newsletters (top)