America's Cup: AC45 flying images from Auckland + Video

AC45 launch and first sail in Auckland 17 January 2011
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The AC45 prototype has her first sail, or rather flight. in Auckland today. One of Sail-World's correspondents was ashore and on the water to capture the action in these original shots.

Plus we feature the coverage of the event by both ONE Sport and Tv3 in Auckland in their PrimeTime news bulletins



AC45 launch and first sail in Auckland 17 January 2011
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AC45 launch and first sail in Auckland 17 January 2011
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AC45 launch and first sail in Auckland 17 January 2011
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AC45 launch and first sail in Auckland 17 January 2011
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AC45 launch and first sail in Auckland 17 January 2011
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AC45 launch and first sail in Auckland 17 January 2011
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AC45 launch and first sail in Auckland 17 January 2011
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AC45 launch and first sail in Auckland 17 January 2011
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AC45 launch and first sail in Auckland 17 January 2011
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AC45 launch and first sail in Auckland 17 January 2011
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AC45 launch and first sail in Auckland 17 January 2011
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AC45 launch and first sail in Auckland 17 January 2011
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And here's the official video of the occasion