America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ galloping across the Gulf

Emirates Team New Zealand training with the team’s first AC72 on the Hauraki Gulf. 6/12/2012

More images from America's Cup Challenger, Emirates Team NZ's 28th day of sailing on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, in winds that the teams put at round 26-28kts, and with a respectable sea state.

As earlier reported , a tornado hit Auckland wile the AC72's of Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa were out training. They were able to avoid the worst of it on the Gulf, but even so took the opportunity to clock speeds in excess of 40kts.

Team photographer, Chris Cameron was on hand to capture the action.

Emirates Team New Zealand training with the team's first AC72 on the Hauraki Gulf. 6/12/2012

Emirates Team New Zealand training with the team's first AC72 on the Hauraki Gulf. 6/12/2012

Emirates Team New Zealand training with the team's first AC72 on the Hauraki Gulf. 6/12/2012

Emirates Team New Zealand training with the team's first AC72 on the Hauraki Gulf. 6/12/2012

Emirates Team New Zealand training with the team's first AC72 on the Hauraki Gulf. 6/12/2012

Emirates Team New Zealand training with the team's first AC72 on the Hauraki Gulf. 6/12/2012

Emirates Team New Zealand training with the team's first AC72 on the Hauraki Gulf. 6/12/2012

Emirates Team New Zealand training with the team's first AC72 on the Hauraki Gulf. 6/12/2012

Emirates Team New Zealand training with the team's first AC72 on the Hauraki Gulf. 6/12/2012

Emirates Team New Zealand training with the team's first AC72 on the Hauraki Gulf. 6/12/2012

Emirates Team New Zealand sailing at speed showing the beatifully twisted wingsail