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EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND LAUNCH THEIR FASTEST BOAT YET
Emirates Team New Zealand celebrated a long awaited milestone today at their Beaumont Street base in Auckland by launching their first custom designed development boat.
The 45 foot catamaran has been in the process of being built for the past six months and has taken a dedicated team of boat builders and sub contractors over 35,000 man hours to construct, with the main construction and assembly completed in house at the Emirates Team New Zealand base.
“This is certainly the most complicated boat we have ever built,” said Construction Manager Sean Regan.
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12 JUN 2016
Artemis Racing and SoftBank Team Japan shine in Chicago
Perfect winds, cooler temperatures and a record breaking crowd of over 200,000 America’s Cup fans lining Chicago’s Navy Pier, combined to make Super Sunday, the final day of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago, an incredible finale for foiling action in the USA.
In front of sold outgrandstands, the six America’s Cup teams fought fiercely for the double points on offer for each of Sunday’s three races.
In race two, the first of Sunday’s action on the water, Land Rover BAR took the honors after a very strong start, putting more air between them and the pack at the first mark and then leading from the front throughout the rest of the race.
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DRAMA DURING PRACTICE IN CHICAGO
Emirates Team New Zealand had a dramatic introduction to racing on Lake Michigan today, capsizing their AC45 while leading into a tight bottom mark during its match race against defender Oracle Team USA
No one was injured and the boat, once upright again, rejoined the competition for the final fleet race of the day where they beat main rivals Oracle Team USA and Land Rover BAR.
With temperatures reaching 30 degrees and an average windspeed of around 14 knots, the puffy conditions which varied from 5 to 20 knots, set the stage for some of the best action the World Series has seen.
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Xabi Fernández signs for Land Rover BAR
Land Rover BAR has once again strengthened its sailing team with the addition of Xabi Fernández. The Spanish sailor has a tremendous depth of experience, with a gold and silver medal in the Olympic 49er (with Iker Martinez) from 2004 and 2008, along with three 49er world championship titles.
He has been just as successful in the rather different discipline of long distance racing offshore, with a second place in the Barcelona double-handed non-stop round the world race (also with Iker Martinez) and a podium finish in the Volvo Ocean Race. Xabi Fernández also has experience of the America’s Cup, having raced with Luna Rossa in the 34th edition in San Francisco.
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26 Apr 2016
PUSHING THE DESIGN ENVELOPE
SOFTBANK TEAM JAPAN COMPLETES TWO MONTH TEST PROGRAM
With just over thirteen months until the 35th America’s Cup, SoftBank Team Japan has been wasting no time in their testing program having spent eight solid weeks sailing their AC45 Sport “Otosan” on the Great Sound in Bermuda.
Following a fantastic training conditions last week that saw the team get out on the water four out of five days, we caught up with Skipper and CEO Dean Barker to give as much insight as possible into the design race the team is chasing. Here’s what he had to say about the team’s design goals, what they’re learning about the AC45 Sport, and the advantages of sailing alongside other competitors during this phase:
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T3: Booted up and ready to fly
In a scene more reminiscent of The Matrix than Master and Commander, Land Rover BAR have launched the third in their series of testing boats.
Audio communications network; jacked in and levels tested. Check.
Computer; booted, logged in and network live. Check.
Fibre optic and six-axis motion sensor arrays; online, calibrated, tested and responding. Check.
The rules only allow the team to build one full-size 50 foot America’s Cup Class (ACC) boat. However, the team can build shorter (45 foot) versions as test boats – T3 is one of these, and while it looks very like the final race boat, it’s a few feet shorter. The rules also define much of the hull shape and structure, making wing and hydrofoil control systems one of the key technology battlegrounds.