America's Cup : Emirates Team NZ's AC72 - NZL5 goes down the mine?

Emirates Team NZ’s new AC72, NZL5, digs into the Hauraki Gulf while testing

Emirates Team New Zealand are just a few days into testing their new AC72 - and certainly seem to be putting the 72ft foiling catamaran cat through her paces.

Whether this trip down the mine was deliberate or not , is a matter of conjecture, but in the remainder of the images there doesn't seem to be too many issues aside from flying spray.

Emirates Team NZ’s new AC72, NZL5, digs into the Hauraki Gulf while testing

Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL5 sailing for the third day of testing. 15/2/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL5 sailing for the third day of testing. 15/2/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL5 sailing for the third day of testing. 15/2/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL5 sailing for the third day of testing. 15/2/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL5 sailing for the third day of testing. 15/2/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL5 sailing for the third day of testing. 15/2/2013


Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL5 sailing for the third day of testing. 15/2/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL5 sailing for the third day of testing. 15/2/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL5 sailing for the third day of testing. 15/2/2013