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The View from the Top – Oracle USA Crane Driver

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 10-06-2013

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Nice to see some of the guys in the background finally getting some exposure. Great video here showing what Ron Esparza does for Oracle Team USA, he is the crane driver that gets to play with the wing

The first part of the video is footage of the boat flying around the bay in San Fran, looking really good

Emirates Team New Zealand First Day in San Francisco

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 24-05-2013

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Today Emirates Team New Zealand took its AC72 out sailing on San Francisco Bay for the very first time.

It was to be a light shake down but all systems were go and so was the AC72 foiling around the bay.

Get used to the sight, it will be a frequent one over the coming months.

Artemis Racing AC72 modifications

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 29-04-2013

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During the AC World Series event in Naples, all America’s Cup teams were not allowed to sail the AC72’s. So Artemis Racing used this time as a chance to modify the boat.

Mark Carpenter, head of platform maintenance, explains the mods and how the shore crew tackle the work set out for them.

Oracle Team USA 2nd AC72 hits the water running

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 26-04-2013

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The first footage of the new Oracle Team USA AC72 out on the water. Is this going to be the winning America’s Cup boat?

I have a feeling it is going to be, but this looks like a beast! Roll on the start of the America’s Cup

Awful music on this…..

America’s Cup – ORACLE TEAM USA boat two launch

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 25-04-2013

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ORACLE Team USA launch boat two – USA17, with a fair amount of fan-fair as well.

Artemis Racing – Skimming or Foiling, what will it be?

Filed Under (Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 17-04-2013

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Another interview with Artemis Racing here, this time with both Helmsmen – The every cool as **** Loick Peyron and almost as cool Nathan Outteridge, as they talk to AC’s Uncut Genny Tulloch about recent modifications and foiling.

My question is, will the new boat be airborne when they launch it?

Peyron updates on Artemis Racing AC72 #video

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 16-04-2013

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The ever charming Loïck Peyron talks about how these recent modifications have improved Boat 1.

After going through some modifications, the AC72 has been back out on the Bay training for this upcoming summer.

They have been making some major modifications to the wing, which Peyron says they are now getting the maximum power out of it!

 

Jimmy Spithill on Oracle Team USA AC72 modifications

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 09-04-2013

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Jimmy Spithill on Oracle Team USA AC72 modifications with AC UNCUT’s Genny Tulloch, its been six months since they flipped USA17 (version1).

James talks the psychological benefit of going through the capsize, and how he believes Oracle Team USA is stronger than ever because of it.

ETNZ: Last day Sailing AC72 in Auckland

Filed Under (Sailing, Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 09-04-2013

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Video from last day of training for Emirates Team New Zealand in Aukland on the AC72, before they pack it into containers and head for San Francisco.

Its nearly Business Time for the Americas Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand has completed its last days sailing on the AC72 in Auckland.

It’s time to pack the containers, wrap the boats and put them on a ship to San Francisco.

After one of the best days sailing in the past couple of weeks, everyone is ready to get up to San Francisco and change focus to the business end of this America’s Cup campaign.

ETNZ – Flying with Wings

Filed Under (Yeah Bloody Nice) by Chriswah on 22-03-2013

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After a dramatic few days for Emirates Team New Zealand, they have now got the  AC72 wing sail back on track as it’s hoisted again.

Interesting to hear Dalts say they only have about 10 more lifts to go!!

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