Video: Team NZ Launches AC Boat In Bermuda

April 23, 2017

This weekend marked another milestone in the countdown to the America’s Cup, with Emirates Team New Zealand launching and sailing their ACC boat for the first time since arriving in Bermuda, meaning all six America’s Cup Class [ACC] boats that will be racing in the America’s Cup have sailed on Bermuda’s waters.

The Kiwi boat has the unique distinction of using a pedal system, instead of arm grinders, to power its hydraulic systems, and for the first time people in Bermuda have seen this innovation for themselves on the Great Sound.

Having arrived in Bermuda in mid-April, the team set to work on re-commissioning their ACC boat that was flown from New Zealand into Bermuda.

Now that hard work has paid off with their ACC boat tasting Bermudian waters for the first time, and as the countdown to the heat of battle continues the team will be focused on fine-tuning their performance levels ahead of their opening race in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on 26th May against Franck Cammas and Groupama Team France.

Photos by Hamish Hooper:

Emirates Team New Zealand prepare for their first day sailing in Bermuda

Emirates Team New Zealand prepare for their first day sailing in Bermuda

Emirates Team New Zealand prepare for their first day sailing in Bermuda

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