Interesting ‘Discovered’

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The Americas Cup just got interesting. The AC management put together a nice production of the current and imminent AC72’s for your viewing pleasure. Must be nearly time to put the 45’s to bed…

ETNZ AC72 Foiling

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Wow! This shot of the ETNZ AC72 foiling off Auckland was posted in the crew.org.nz forums. No further details….. yet!

Oracle AC72 wing out of the shed

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(Source: Oracle Racing) ORACLE TEAM USA has started the countdown to launching its first AC72 wingsailed catamaran this week. Today, the giant 12 story high wing was lifted at Pier 80 in a successful test of the new ground handling systems.

And then there were three

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  The Artemis Racing AC72 arrived in San Francisco at the crack of dawn yesterday morning, having docked out of Valencia less than a month ago onboard the container ship HR Maria. The AC72 left the Mediterranean, crossed the Atlantic Ocean and traveled through the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean to arrive at Pier  … Read more

Southern Spars completes work for ETNZ’s first AC72 wing

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(Source: Southern Spars) The massive 40m carbon fibre wing on the newly-launched Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) AC72 catamaran is made up of components supplied by carbon fibre specialists Southern Spars for the incredible new class of America’s Cup yacht. Photo: Chris Cameron Southern Spars has been involved in producing much of the leading edge  … Read more

The cats out

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AC72 goes sailing on light, wet Auckland day (Source: Americas Cup) Emirates Team New Zealand took its AC72 sailing for the first time today – on a cold, wet Auckland winter’s day. As a very watery dawn glow started to light Auckland, the AC72 was wheeled from the shed, mated to the wingsail and lifted  … Read more

Artemis & ETNZ Compared.

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A REAL WORLD PREMIÈRE: THE FIRST ETNZ’s AC72 PLANS – July 2012 (Source:) François Chevalier et Jacques Taglang For the very first time we show you the lines and sail plans of ETNZ’s new AC72 christened New-Zealand, launched by the team July 21st, 2012 plus a comparison between this new AC72 an the “old” wingmast  … Read more

ETNZ AC72 Pictures!

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Thanks to Rockstar Yachting Inc’s Mr.C for sharing these first detailed pictures of the ETNZ AC72. Show your appreciation and ‘like’ his Facebook page here.  And while you got your fingers near the keyboard, share your first impressions of this wicked machine in the comments below.