Dean Barker reports on progress assembling the AC72 cat at the Emirates Team New Zealand Viaduct Harbour base. The shore crew is working hard to make sure the big cat is ready for the “reveal” at the Viaduct Harbour next Saturday, July 21.
The team is inviting the public to the show – and it’s free.
As Emirates Team New Zealand managing director Grant Dalton says: “The design and build of the Ac72 has gone ahead behind closed doors. Now it’s time to share the big cat with New Zealand.
“The team will be celebrating and we invite people to celebrate with us on July 21. “People will have great views from the Halsey Street wharf, from public areas around the Viaduct Events Centre and from the area around the lifting bridge.
“The action takes place on the water bounded by the Halsey Street wharf and the bridge.”
He urges people to arrive at the Viaduct by 5.30pm. “The first few hundred will have the opportunity to be part of the launch crew. The show will get underway by 5.45pm.”
Should the weather refuse to cooperate on the Saturday July 21, the show will go on the following day, Sunday July 22.