America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand tests new mods

Emirates Team NZ makes their last high-speed pass of the test session. - America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup AC72 challenger took to the waters of San Francisco bay in brisk breeze to test newly installed modifications, including a shrouded bowsprit and two open box-like devices on the rear crossover section.

Emirates Team NZ made a few high-speed downwind and reaching passes near the Golden Gate bridge, where Chuck Lantz, of Sail-World's photo team, took these shots.

Emirates Team NZ prepares to begin high-speed tests. - America's Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand, against a foggy background and blue sky. - America's Cup

The new bowsprit can be seen in this photo. - America's Cup

ETNZ making one high speed pass. - America's Cup

One of two new three-sided box shapes can be seen on the rear crossover. - America's Cup

Emirates Team NZ getting up to speed. The new shrouded bowsprit can be seen. - America's Cup

Emirates team NZ begins a reaching speed test. - America's Cup

Both boards down in a pre-gybe stance. - America's Cup

Emirates Team NZ at speed, downwind, one daggerboard up. - America's Cup

Another view showing the new box-like structures. - America's Cup