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Emirates Team New Zealand Preparations for America’s Cup and Kiwi Cup Raffle

Sailing Towards Victory and Supporting Grassroots Sailing

As anticipation builds for the 37th America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) charges ahead with meticulous preparations. Following intensive testing in the Hauraki Gulf with the new AC75, co-skipper Nathan Outteridge confirms the team’s next move: setting sail for Barcelona.

Sam Thom/America’s Cup Recon

Over 14 days in Auckland, Taihoro, the formidable AC75, has already shown promising results, as Outteridge attests. Speaking to AC Recon, he expresses satisfaction, stating, “We couldn’t have asked for better conditions. We ventured into the Gulf in search of waves and strong winds, navigating through light breezes.”

AC Recon Interview with Nathan Outteridge. Courtesy Sail-World/NZ

Embarking to Barcelona

As the Auckland chapter nears its end, Taihoro and the team’s equipment are ready for a new adventure. Soon, they will board a Kiwi cargo vessel, embarking on a sea voyage to Barcelona. Barring any unforeseen weather challenges, the journey is expected to take about a month, with arrival in the Catalonian city slated for early July.

The transition to Barcelona signifies a significant phase in ETNZ’s America’s Cup campaign. With rigorous testing complete, the team now focuses on optimizing performance and strategy in Mediterranean waters. Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup preparations are complete.

Additionally, as Emirates Team New Zealand prepares for its journey to Barcelona, they are actively participating in the Kiwi Cup Raffle, a nationwide initiative aimed at raising essential funds for sailing clubs, schools, and teams across New Zealand. By supporting this initiative, ETNZ is not only showcasing its dedication to the sport but also contributing to the growth and development of sailing at the grassroots level. Don’t miss your chance to support your local sailing community and potentially win an unforgettable trip to witness the 37th America’s Cup in Barcelona.

Stay tuned to NauticMag.com for exclusive insights and updates as Emirates Team New Zealand continues its quest for sailing supremacy in the 37th America’s Cup.

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Marc Trujillo
Marc Trujillo
I'm Marc Trujillo, a seasoned maritime journalist based in the vibrant city of Barcelona. My passion lies in exploring the world of sailing, where I delve into the latest yacht innovations, high-stakes regattas, and intriguing personalities shaping the maritime landscape. At NauticMag, I'm committed to bringing my readers compelling stories from the forefront of maritime culture and technological advancements. Join me as I provide an insider's look at the most prestigious sailing events and the unveiling of cutting-edge yachts, capturing the spirit and transformation of the nautical world.
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