America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ race training in the Channel

Emirates Team NZ - March 2013

Emirates Team NZ wrapped up their Friday training session with a series of windward leewards inside Rangitoto Light at the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour.

The session and crew-work, in particular, was very impressive and slick. There was not enough wind to make foiling viable at the bottom of the course, with the rounding mark again 200 metres off Narrowneck Beach.

Other images show what is believed to be the second wingsail for the team.

ETNZ220313 (1) - Emirates Team NZ - March 2013

Gennaker furl starts - Emirates Team NZ - March 2013

Gennaker half furled - Emirates Team NZ - March 2013

Gennaker furl complete - Emirates Team NZ - March 2013

Chase boat in position - Emirates Team NZ - March 2013

Passing outside reef marker - Emirates Team NZ - March 2013

ETNZ220313 (10) - Emirates Team NZ - March 2013

Return home in sunset - Emirates Team NZ - March 2013

Rigging prior to launch - Emirates Team NZ - March 2013

Rigging about to launch - Emirates Team NZ - March 2013