Please select your home edition
Edition
Cyclops Marine 2020 - LEADERBOARD

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.

Related Articles

America's Cup Rialto: Aug 3 - New York train alone
American Magic looked to have settled into a training routine putting in five hours on the water American Magic looked to have settled into a catch-up routine to close out the five months they have been off the water. NZL-60 the 2000 America's Cup champion has been refurbished and will go on public display at the ETNZ base. Posted today at 4:24 am
America's Cup Rialto: August 1 - AC75's compared
American Magic sailed their AC75, Defiant compared to ETNZ's AC75 Te Aihe While American Magic sailed their AC75, Defiant on three days of the four available, last week, Emirates Team New Zealand have opted to sail only their 12 metre long test boat Te Kahu. Here's some thoughts and images on what we've seen. Posted on 1 Aug
America's Cup Rialto: July 30 - A revealing day
American Magic looked to have dropped into a solid training routine New York Yacht Club's American Magic looked to have dropped into a solid training routine, necessary to catchup the five months that the team has been unable to sail their AC75, Defiant. Posted on 30 Jul
America's Cup: US$35,000 set as refit minimum
NZ government has clarified the requirements which must be met obtain border exemption The New Zealand government is, from July 2020, allowing foreign flagged vessels and yachts with booked-in refits or repairs to enter New Zealand. The minimum repair/refit value has been set at NZ$50,000 (US$33,300) Posted on 29 Jul
America's Cup Rialto: July 28 - First hookup
The two America's Cup teams enjoyed a fresh easterly breeze and flat water, before doing a hookup. On the water the two teams worked to a very different regime - with the Kiwis doing various runs and manoeuvres - but of course with only four crew on the 12 metre long test boat. Updated with video of the day Posted on 28 Jul
America's Cup: David versus three Goliaths
America's Cup: Stars + Stripes Team USA want a green light to take on the Big Boys The fourth Challenger for the 36th America's Cup has sought confirmation of their AC75 build and buy/lease program from the Arbitration Panel, so that they can take on the three so-called Super Teams in the upcoming Prada and America's Cup. Posted on 28 Jul
America's Cup Rialto: July 27: Defiant's first day
America's Cup Rialto - July 27: American Magic's Defiant has her first sail on the Waitemata The New York Yacht Club's America's Cup team, American Magic became the first Challenger to sail on the Waitemata Harbour, putting in an almost six hour session. Now updated with images and video. Posted on 27 Jul
America's Cup Rialto: American Magic splashes
American Magic, splashed their boat ahead of its first sail on Saturday or next week. New Sail-World series: The New York Yacht Club's challenging team for the 36th America's Cup American Magic, splashed their boat ahead of what is expected to be her first sail tomorrow, Saturday. Posted on 24 Jul
America's Cup: Team New Zealand springs a surprise
Emirates Team New Zealand pulled a bit of a surprise today, launching their test boat before dawn Emirates Team New Zealand pulled a bit of a surprise today, launching their test boat in the half light of dawn, and were out on the water for an early morning test sail - ahead of the big breeze forecast for tomorrow. Here's a video of the test sail. Posted on 21 Jul
America's Cup Rialto: US to sail this week?
American Magic skipper, Terry Hutchinson, expects to be out of quarantine on Wednesday The word is that American Magic skipper, Terry Hutchinson, expects to be out of quarantine on Wednesday and hoped to be sailing Defiant by the end of the week. Posted on 20 Jul
Zhik 2020 AnneMarieRindom FOOTERGul 2020 FOOTERNorth Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - Footer