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.

Not forgotten

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Chris Cameron / Emirates Team New Zealand We didn’t miss or forget the launch of the ETNZ AC72 last week. What we are missing though, are the detailed pictures. ETNZ has done a good job so far keeping prying eyes (or lenses) off their new yacht. This won’t last though and we are looking forward  … Read more

Smashed

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© Chris Cameron 2012 © Chris Cameron 2012 (Source: ETNZ) Three elements of the wing were extensively damaged. One will be repaired overnight, one has been bought from the event and one will be cannibalised from the Youth America’s Cup AC45. Skipper Dean Barker vowed the team would be back on the water for the  … Read more

OR Wing in San Francisco

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(Source: Americas Cup) The 12-story tall wingsail and hull crossbeams for the first of ORACLE TEAM USA’s first of two AC72 yachts aimed at the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco were delivered to the team today. The components arrived in Oakland from New Zealand on the Cap Vilano by shipping partner Hamburg Sud before  … Read more

The insider

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Photo coyright Sander van der Borch / Artemis Racing Vsail is, once again, the first to get a story on the going’s on in the Americas Cup. Pierre caught up with Paul Cayard, the CEO of Artemis Racing to ask him what exactly happened when their wing came tumbling down. The answers are as good  … Read more

Dismantled

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(Source: Chevalier & Taglang)The good news went a little bit more 2 days ago (Friday 25th May, 2012) from Warkworth, New Zealand: Core Builders Composite has built the first wing of the future America’s Cup defender! It’s the result of 25,000 hours work. It will be soon delivered to San Francisco to be fitted on  … Read more

Clipped

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Photo: Artemis Racing / Americascup.com (Source: Artemis Racing)Artemis Racing is the first Competitor for the 34th America’s Cup to have launched and sailed with a full size AC72 wing using a modified trimaran. While training off Valencia today, Artemis Racing’s AC72 wing suffered significant damage. No one was injured. The team has been sailing with  … Read more

Wing Defence

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CORE BUILDERS COMPOSITES READIES FIRST WING FOR SHIPPING (Source: Oracle Racing) The first wing created for the American defender of the America’s Cup was rolled out of Core Builders Composites, New Zealand, today ready for shipping to the USA. At 40 meters (131 feet) tall, the hi-tech carbon-fiber wing is the equivalent height of a  … Read more

Trashed

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Not a great opening day for Artemis Racing at the AC45 WS in Naples, Italy; “It was all going well, and it will be interesting to watch the video, because we bore off, both hulls went down, it felt relatively safe, then up on her nose and she went over. Luckily no one’s injured, but the  … Read more