America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ AC72 flies on Day 5 + Video

Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 flying low and fast up the Rangitoto Channel

Emirates Team NZ were out again for their fifth day of sailing in their AC72, New Zealand. Conditions were a very fresh SW wind, estimated at 20kts which provided for some high speed sailing.

TV crews were invited onto the team chase boats and the day featured in the prime time news, other media were invited.

Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 flying low and fast up the Rangitoto Channel

Emirates Team NZ - AC72 - rears slightly experiencing an increase in windstrength off North Head September 6, 2012

1 - Emirates Team NZ - AC72 - rears slightly experiencing an increase in windstrength off North Head September 6, 2012

2 - Emirates Team NZ - AC72 - drops onto her windward hull after the wind drops off North Head. She was put onto the tow soon afterwards off North Head September 6, 2012

Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 tows out of the Waitemata past Auckland’s iconic Skytowet

Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 off Takapuna Beach

Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 tows out of the Waitemata Harbour

Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 tows out of the Waitemata Harbour with Luna Rossa’s tender in pursuit

Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 off Takapuna Beach on foils in a gust. This photo indicates how far forward the apparent wind is on an AC72. The wind in this shot is blowing from the southwest and the AC72 is sailing on a NE course


Our apologies for the preponderance of media comment and lack of sailing content in this video, not our style.

Other video (may not work outside New Zealand) can be viewed on these links - which do have some good sailing video footage http://www.3news.co.nz/Team-NZ-and-their-flying-machine/tabid/317/articleID/268332/Default.aspx!Click_here and http://tvnz.co.nz/sailing-news/team-nz-s-new-catamaran-in-full-flight-video-5066890!click_here