Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden

America's Cup: AC75 Te Aihe fits in another mid-winter training session

by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ 13 Jul 22:32 PDT 14 July 2020
Te Aihe - AC75 - Emirates Team New Zealand - July 13, 2020 - Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Emirates Team New Zealand made the most of a two day weather window to get a couple of good training sessions on the Waitemata Harbour on Sunday and Monday.

The weather is forecast to revert to a more usual winter pattern for the rest of the week - rain and strong winds.

For Monday's session Te Aihe towed out past the Auckland cityscape, with her Code Zero on the bowsprit. It is quite impressive the way the AC75 will tow at 15kts plus, with all sails set and high on its foils - no more so than yesterday morning with the Code Zero hoisted and sheeted and just backwinding.

The wind increased later in the day with the Kiwis spending a lot of time in the Browns Island area which is a reserve racing area - Course D.

They packed it in around 3.30pm to be back at the base by 4.00pm - it gets dark just after 5.00pm in Auckland - so the light in some of these images is quite variable.

Images shot once again from the spectator vantage point from North Head and in the morning from Devonport Wharf to get the changing cityscapes.

Related Articles

America's Cup: NZL60 now on permanent display
The 2000 America's Cup winner NZL-60 has joined the 2017 champion on permanent display in Aucklanaly NZL-60, the winner of the 2000 America's Cup has gone on display outside the Emirates Team NZ base in the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland. In the 30th Match for the America's Cup, RNZYS became the first club outside USA to successfully defend the America's Cup. Posted today at 9:41 am
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 on 3 Aug
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
North Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - FooterVaikobi 2019AUG - Footer 1Cyclops Marine 2020 - FOOTER