Sail-World on board Emirates AC 72 at 43.6 knots

 
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 15 Nov 2012
 

Sail-World on board Emirates AC 72 at 43.6 knots

Sail-World.com's NZ and America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, spent three hours perched on the after beam of Emirates Team NZ's AC72 for a training session on the Hauraki Gulf. Sailing in winds of up to 25kts, the AC72 hit an amazing 43.6kts and didn't even feel like she was breaking into a sweat. He reports on Wednesday's race and test session.

Skipper Dean Barker has a very light touch on the wheel of the AC72 during the race session aboard Emirates Team New Zealand AC72 on the Hauraki Gulf.   Chris Cameron/ETNZ©


Imagine you are standing on top of an Emirates jet on that final mad charge down the runway before takeoff.

The engines are screaming and every imperfection in the runway is magnified into the jolting that reverberates through the plane just before it leaves the ground.

Next, take that mental snapshot and overlay it on to a boat the dimensions of a tennis court (well three metres wider), flying down the harbour, a couple of metres above the sea, travelling at a speed of more than 40kts.

This is the surreal world of the AC72 catamaran and the 34th America's Cup.

Emirates Team New Zealand AC72 testing on the Hauraki Gulf. 14/11/2012  Chris Cameron/ETNZ©



Richard Gladwell with Dean Barker. Emirates Team New Zealand ACA72 testing on the Hauraki Gulf. 14/11/2012  Chris Cameron/ETNZ©
This is a must read article .... The Sail-World team's detailed coverage of the America's Cup will continue all the way to San Francisco in September 2013. Join us for the ride.

And while we are talking speed, Australia's Paul Larsen is getting a serious dose ,as the Vestas Sailrocket 2 has already hit 60 knots.

And of course the Vendee Globe fleet is enjoying some interesting times.

Lots of news today... grab some coffee and enjoy your time with us ...

The Sail-World.com Team



Gladwell's Line: Riding shotgun on Emirates Team NZ's AC72 at 43.6kts
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World.com's NZ and America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, spent three hours on Emirates Team NZ's AC72 for a training session on the Hauraki Gulf. Sailing in winds of up to 25kts the AC72 hit an amazing 43.6kts and didn't even feel like she was breaking into a sweat. He reports on Wednesday's race and test session.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Rollercoaster ride south is on for the leaders
Vendee Globe,
In the Vendee Globe, the rollercoaster ride south is on for the leaders, as on the heels of strong breezes from the north, speeds for the pacemakers surged this afternoon, finally freeing them from the shackles of the high pressure ridge and a frontal passage, which combined to form the biggest strategic challenge of the solo nonstop round the world race thus far.... [more]
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Bling set to shine in Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta
Lisa Ratcliff,
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75th Moth Nationals attracting Champions to Wangi
Phil Stevenson,
The International Moth Class return to Lake Macquarie in January for the 75 Australian Championship. Wangi will host Australia's best moth sailors from Jan 6th, with the support of ZHIK and CST Composites.... [more]
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Gordon Wright guest of honour at Cherub Nationals
Rolf Lunsmann,
Forty nine years after he won the first ever Australian Cherub National Championship, Gordon Wright from Perth will be the guest of honour at the 50th Anniversary Cherub Nationals Regatta to be sailed at Belmont 16ft Sailing Club over the Christmas period.... [more]
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Sailing Clinic - Racing Tactics & Strategy - Wednesday 21st Nov 2012
Pip Lodder,
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VX ONE sails from Sydney to Pittwater
Andrew York,
Back in May, Andrew York had a few test sails of a VX ONE. On Mother's Day, the boat's owner, Fred Kasparek watched on from a rubber duck as Yorky and Andrew Cribb set the kite in a south-westerly that was gusting to about 30 knots and flew down the harbour doing 23 knots.... [more]
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AUS v NZ in 12ft Skiff battle in Brisbane
Richard Billett,
The Harsco Infrastructure 53rd 12ft Skiff Interdominions on Moreton Bay will be proudly hosted by the Brisbane 18 footers in January. Up to 40 skiffs from Queensland, New South Wales and New Zealand are expected to attend this year's regatta. It will be high performance sailing at its best, with current Interdominion Champion Nick Press of Australia looking to win it three years in a row.... [more]
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An awesome day for the Club Marine Series
John Curnow,
Saturday, November 10, 2012 was the second round of the Club Marine Series on Melbourne's Port Phillip. It was the stuff that sailing brochures are made of. Wind, together with lashings sunshine, but maybe just a little more warmth would have indeed made it perfect. No problem, however. We'll take it.... [more]
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65th running of RYCT's iconic Tasports Maria Island Race
Peter Campbell,
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Vendee Globe - Gains and strikes as skippers enter day 5 at sea
Vendee Globe,
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Dragon World Championship 2013 to be hosted by WPNSA
Fiona Brown,
The 2013 Dragon World Championship is to be hosted by Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), home of the sailing regattas of the 2012 Olympiad, from 5 to 13 September 2013. With its combination of great sailing waters, purpose built shore facilities, ease of access and fabulous Dorset location on the Jurassic Coast, Weymouth was the obvious choice... [more]
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Helly Hansen joins Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship
Matt McGrath,
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UON World SB20 Championship - Macallansmith and Bourke eye title
Ian Grant,
Seasoned sailors Greg Macallansmith and Glenn Bourke are headed into busy weeks of sailing as they set their sight at giving Australia its first ever title in the upcoming 2012 UON World SB 20 sports boat championship to be held at the Hamilton Island Yacht Club courses from December 12 to December 20.... [more]
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A slick new look for the Burke Wetsuit Boot and Sneaker
Burke Marine,
The new Burke Wetsuit Boot and Sneaker range has just hit the market with a slick new look. On first inspection, the range certainly catches the eye with its new, sleek jet black/carbon colour scheme and panelling. But like all great products, this new range remains true to its core, high performance features that have made it a mainstay around Australian waters.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Race Village in Paris-Montparnasse inaugurated
Vendee Globe,
In the Vendee Globe, just two days after the race village in Les Sables d'Olonne which had attracted around a million people over three weeks closed, Bruno Retailleau has inaugurated the Race HQ in Paris today, Tuesday. It will be open to the public every day for the next three months and can be found on the Tour Montparnasse esplanade.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Macif continues to lead as waiting game evolves
Vendee Globe,
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Life for Vestas Sailrocket 2 starts at 60 knots
Paul Larsen,
Paul Larsen, Vestas Sailrocket 2 project leader and pilot, talks about the best looking day they've had so far in their record attempt. The forecast has been good for a while and finally it has arrived. The day started in a promising way but then it just hung around for a bit. Everyone was in cruisy 'stand-by' mode.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2013 Accommodation Options!
Kristie Kaighin,
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Northshore Marine wins Melges 24 East Coast Championships
Tracey Walters,
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2 Unlimited Australian Melges 32 East Coast Champion
Tracey Walters,
The spectacle of a fleet of Melges 32's racing in 20 knots on Pittwater was hard to resist, plenty of spectators out following the racing on day one of the Melges 32 East Coast Championships sponsored by SLAM and SOAK and hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ out of shed after turbo-charging
Richard Gladwell,
America's Cup Challenger, Emirates Team NZ's AC72, is out of the building shed in the Viaduct harbour and went for a brief test sail today, ahead of resuming her development program this week. The enhancements to the AC72 have not been specified are are believed to include the addition of aerofoil fairings to the beams, and other enhancements. See video in this story... [more]
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