Up and running

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After a dramatic few days for the ETNZ AC72 wing sail, things are back on track as it’s hoisted again.

Swinging in the Breeze

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ETNZ struggling to control their wing in a high wind launch attempt. By all account, although dramatic, little damage was done.

Stepping NLZ5 in Auckland

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The Kiwis are first to launch and step the wing in boat two in Auckland yesterday. Lets hope the weather clears so we can get a good look at her in the coming days. For now, check out these pics and vid from our man who got close to the action:

Vertical impact

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ETNZ is getting a feel for what its like falling from great heights. I guess the sailor vetoed having a mock up of a daggerboard or a wing section floating round the pool for extra authenticity. As Winny MacFarlane says in the vid; ‘Let hope we never have to do this for real!’.

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!

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

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