America's Cup: Assembling the AC45 wingsail in Warkworth

AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - AC45 Construction at Core Composites - Wingsail assembly - 23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL)
Building continues apace at Core Composites - BMW Oracle Racing's building facility in Warkworth, 40 minutes drive north of Auckland. Top photographer, Ivor Wilkins checked out the action earlier this week, and presents these images of the wingsail under construction for the AC45's.

The construction detail involved in these structures is very complex - making the manufacture of the hulls look simple in comparison.

23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly***23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly - AC45 Construction at Core Composites - Wingsail assembly - 23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL)

23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly***23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly - AC45 Construction at Core Composites - Wingsail assembly - 23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL)

23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly***23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly - AC45 Construction at Core Composites - Wingsail assembly - 23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL)

23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite***23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - AC45 Construction at Core Composites - Wingsail assembly - 23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL)

23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly***23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly - AC45 Construction at Core Composites - Wingsail assembly - 23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL)

23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly***23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly - AC45 Construction at Core Composites - Wingsail assembly - 23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL)

23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly***23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly - AC45 Construction at Core Composites - Wingsail assembly - 23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL)

23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly***23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - Wing assembly - AC45 Construction at Core Composites - Wingsail assembly - 23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL)

23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite***23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL) - AC45 Construction at Core Builders composite - AC45 Construction at Core Composites - Wingsail assembly - 23/12/2010 - Warkworth (NZL)