America's Cup: Images of AC45's first two-boat test on Hauraki Gulf

ORACLE Racing AC45 Sea trials - Sail 3

Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, was out on the water yesterday to get the first shots of the two Oracle Racing logo'd AC45's, as they were put through their paces in a piece of two boat testing/combat, giving fans their first taste of what match racing in catamarans could look like.

More match racing will be held over the next few weeks, building into media and race management trials in late April and early May 2011.

17/03/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - ORACLE Racing - ORACLE Racing AC45 Sea trials - Sail 3

Auckland (NZL) - ORACLE Racing AC45 Sea trials - Sail 3

17/03/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - ORACLE Racing - ORACLE Racing AC45 Sea trials - Sail 3

17/03/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - ORACLE Racing - ORACLE Racing AC45 Sea trials - Sail 3

17/03/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - ORACLE Racing - ORACLE Racing AC45 Sea trials - Sail 3

17/03/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - ORACLE Racing - ORACLE Racing AC45 Sea trials - Sail 3

17/03/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - ORACLE Racing - ORACLE Racing AC45 Sea trials - Sail 3

17/03/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - ORACLE Racing - ORACLE Racing AC45 Sea trials - Sail 3

Oracle Racing will continue two-boat testing and in-house racing in San Francisco ahead of the first ACWS event in Cascais

17/03/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - ORACLE Racing - ORACLE Racing AC45 Sea trials - Sail 3