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Emirates Team New Zealand, Testing AC72 NZL5 on the Hauraki Gulf. 22/3/2013

One more week – then pack up begins

Day19 with the new boat has passed and Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker says the designers and boat builders...

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More misinformation and murky stuff

Coach Rod Davis revisits his blog on the art of “espionage”….. After my blog on...

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Emirates Team New Zealand stepping the wing. 21/3/2013

Video: ‘You can’t say we can’t go sailing”

“It was windy the other day and we did a bit of damage”… Grant Dalton talking about Tuesday, the day a...

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Trimming the wing = driving a big truck

Glenn Ashby (pictured above with the wing sheet in his hand) describes his job as wing trimmer on the AC72 as a bit like...

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Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL5 sailing for the third day of testing. 15/2/2013

Two minute pre-start and then you’re off

Tactician Ray Davies talks about how times have changed the weather – well how they make use if the weather data...

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VIDEO: RACING LIKE YOU MEAN IT

It has been a big week of racing with Luna Rossa for the Emirates Team New Zealand sailing team on the Hauraki Gulf in...

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A week of it – training hard with Luna Rossa

Photographer Chris Cameron spends a lot of his working life on the water. When the Emirates Team New Zealand AC72 goes...

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Emirates Team New Zealand grinder Christian Ward. 6/3/2013

22 years with the team and still going strong

Grinder Chris Ward is one of the longer serving members of Emirates Team New Zealand. He never set out to be a professional...

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Changes in the sailing landscape

Grant Dalton blogs on the happenings of the past few weeks …. I hadn’t  written...

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Video: putting in the hours

What the word from inside the sailing team? They’re often asked the question: “What’s it going to be like?...

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Mayor joins the team on board the AC72

Auckland Mayor Len Brown joined Emirates Team New Zealand this week for a late afternoon sail on the AC72. It was a good day...

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Video: great ride on a race day

The AC72 testing programme in Auckland has gained new urgency as the team counts down towards the day we must pack up the...

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Watch and be watched – it’s the America’s Cup

Surveillance is part of America’s Cup life. Everyone does it. Coach Rod Davis muses on what can be learned –...

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Emirates Team New Zealand sail NZL5 in practice on the Hauraki Gulf. 20/2/2013

Time to get a few hero shots

Photographer Chris Cameron blogs in praise of ‘hero’ shots… It...

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‘Cat suits’ just the job at 40 plus knots

 Dressed for anything …. Chris McAsey (right) and Adam Beashel get a rare moment of rest...

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