America's Cup: Images from Emirates Team NZ's launch in Auckland

Emirates Team NZ AC72 Launch February 4, 2013

Images from Emirates Team NZ's launch of their second AC72 in Auckland. These images of the boat and gear show a lot of the refinements which have been done from the first design, mainly in the area of platform fairing and drag reduction.

The boat features smaller foils and slightly altered hull shape from its predecessor

Emirates Team NZ AC72 Launch February 4, 2013

Emirates Team NZ AC72 Launch February 4, 2013

Emirates Team NZ AC72 Launch February 4, 2013

Emirates Team NZ AC72 Launch February 4, 2013

Emirates Team NZ AC72 Launch February 4, 2013

Emirates Team NZ AC72 Launch February 4, 2013

Red socks in evidence - Emirates Team NZ AC72 Launch February 4, 2013

Emirates Team NZ AC72 Launch February 4, 2013

Emirates Team NZ AC72 Launch February 4, 2013

Emirates Team NZ AC72 Launch February 4, 2013