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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ reveal secret weapon
Mon, 1 Apr 2013
34th America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand has been training throughout the southern hemisphere summer in home waters and prior to heading to San Francisco, California, where the racing for the 34th America’s Cup set to take place, the team today reveals a new performance enhancing innovation on board the 72-foot multihull.
While this particular innovation was not in their plans at the initial design stage, the addition is one of a continuing performance enhancing evolutions and Emirates Team New Zealand managing director, Grant Dalton, expects this one to attract a lot of attention: 'I am expecting a lot of noise about it, especially from the sailors in other teams who I am sure will feel that they are missing out.'
In a first for the team they have shared their innovation with the world: 'Everything you do is not only about designing the fastest boat,' said skipper Dean Barker,' but finding ways to improve that boat. We’re always looking for new features and new ideas on how to make the boat go faster and we’re very excited about this new development.'
Find out more via this exclusive video launch that demonstrates the innovation in action on the waters of the Hauraki Gulf.