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America's Cup: Images from Emirates Team NZ's test boat's training session

by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz 11 Feb 03:32 PST 12 February 2020
On her foils in a couple of seconds - Te Kahu - Emirates Team NZ's test boat - Waitemata Harbour - February 11, 2020 © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

After a long weekend, Emirates Team New Zealand test boat, Te Kahu, or the Hawk, was out sailing for an extended session in the Waitemata Harbour - after the breeze kicked in around 2.00pm.

Initially there was the usual chase around the harbour and North Shore beaches looking for some foilable breeze.

Once in it Te Kahu, a 38ft long test boat built to be a half scale AC75 was put through her paces in the absence of regular helmsman Peter Burling, who along with Blair Tuke, is contesting the 49er Worlds in Geelong, Vic, Australia.

As a test boat, Te Kahu is not constrained by the AC75 rule, she also provides means of testing ideas at potentially at lower cost than the AC75 while being linked to the the same performance database as the AC75.

Te Kahu appeared to be very fast when foiling - without being apparently slower than an AC75. She also lifted effortlessly onto her foils - in a breeze that appeared to be around 12 kts.

She was back on the dock at around 7.00pm.

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