America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ starts packing for San Francisco

Emirates Team New Zealand platform tent is dismantled for transporting to San Francisco. 8/4/2013

Emirates Team NZ have started the pack out of their base in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour.

31 containers holding everything from office furniture and tent structures to hydraulics and engineering workshops will leave the base this week alone.

The two platforms and two wingsails broken down into sections, and chase boats will follow.

The team is expected to begin sailing in San Francisco on May 23, 2013



The main chase boat with four 300hp Yamaha’s is packed ready for shipping to San Francisco

Emirates Team New Zealand platform tent is dismantled for transporting to San Francisco. 6/4/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand chase boat loaded on a flat rack for shipping. 6/4/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand platform tent is dismantled for transporting to San Francisco. 8/4/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand packing up. Marty Yates and Joe Allen take the coaching TVs to a container. 9/4/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, James Dagg works on loading tent structural sections into containers for shipping to San Francisco. 8/4/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, tent structure is loaded into containers for shipping to San Francisco. 8/4/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, Tony Rae, Winston Macfarlane and Rob Waddell strip down winch parts for shipping to San Francisco. 8/4/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, Chris Salthouse chains down a chase boat for shipping to San Francisco. 8/4/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, tent structure is loaded into containers for shipping to San Francisco. 9/4/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, tent structure is loaded into containers for shipping to San Francisco. 9/4/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand sailmaker Richard Kiff loads the sail loft equipment into a container. 5/4/2013