Several articles on Sail-World on the ETNZ America's Cup team with a nod to Luna Rossa.
Luna Rossa and ETNZ sailing in the Hauraki Gulf:
Another milestone in the 34th America's Cup occurred today, November 19,2012
with two AC72's sailing on the Hauraki Gulf for the first time.
much of the session Luna Rossa confined herself to being well offshore, while
Emirates Team NZ was much closer to the Takapuna shore.
America's Cup, Confessions of a wingsail trimmer, Glenn Ashby
Emirates Team New Zealand wing trimmer Glenn Ashby recalls only one anxious
moment while sailing the AC72.
It was the time a squall hit them on
Auckland Harbour just as they were about to round North Head.
been in squalls before but never when we either had to tack the boat or commit
to bearing away. We were in close to 30 knots true wind speed.
only time I remember when we thought ‘uh, uh got a bit on here’ but other than
that life with the AC72 has been just fine.'
The strongest breeze
they’ve had at the mast head is about 33 knots with a good 25 to 28 knots on the
water at times. 'We have had 60 knots of apparent wind across the deck so there
can be a lot of wind noise which affects communications. That’s a key area to
ETNZ out blasting in the Hauraki Gulf
Emirates Team NZ was out sailing again on the Hauraki Gulf on Friday, ahead
of an advancing front which hammered Auckland over the weekend.
photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to capture the action.
more images here