Architectural meets yacht rigging

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 A nice time – loop from Artemis Racing ‘rigging’ their base and the AC45. If you are interested in the ‘tent’ or architectural side of it, check out Baytex, the Kiwi company who designed and built these units.

45 Details

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A nice set of detailed pictures of the wing and rigging elements on the AC45’s by Sailingstock.

Setting up

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We are just one week away from the first AC45 regatta and the teams are either busy setting up their boats or trying to pay their bills to join the party. While Oracle seems to be well stocked with spare wings, see picture below, the ‘class spares’ will surely be depleated by the end of the  … Read more

Hole in the Head…

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and the aft section gone. This just in from the AC34: (Source: AmericasCup.com) The AC45 prototype is safely back at the America’s Cup Race Management base after the boat capsized earlier this afternoon during a testing day on the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland. No one on board was hurt and at first assessment the boat  … Read more

Sailing

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Its sailing! The AC45 got an airing in Auckland overnight.

Launched.

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Overnight, the first ever AC45 was launched in Auckland, New Zealand. Oh, bring on the sailing pics….. This is should happen Monday!

Assembled.

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The first ever AC45 wing is complete and assembled. Sea trails are schedule for early next week.