America’s Cup Rialto – July 24: American Magic rigs up..ETNZ on water..Youth boat foils

by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/NZ 24 Jul 02:22 UTC 24 July 2020 American Magic – Wynyard Point bases – Auckland – July 24, 2020 © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com Tweet

The New York Yacht Club’s challenging team for the 36th America’s Cup American Magic, splashed their boat ahead of what is expected to be her first sail tomorrow, Saturday.

The AC75 Defiant emerged from their boatshed at around 8.00 am on Friday, and with the yacht being launched about an hour later.

However, they were not the first America’s Cup team into action on what was expected to be a marginal sailing day.


American Magic – Wynyard Point bases – Auckland – July 22, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Emirates Team New Zealand rigged and launched in the pre-dawn dark before heading out for a three hour on the water session on their test boat Te Kahu, which was also in action earlier in the week.

Also out test sailing was the Youth America’s Cup boat, which sailed a series of runs down the Waitemata Harbour, with substantial breaks in between indicating that there is plenty of demon-tweaking to be undertaken.

The forecasts proved to be correct – with winds of 17-25kts being recorded at Northern Leading Beacon – the closest real-time observation station to America’s Cup wind measurement requirements, and which is inside Course C the main stadium course for the 36th America’s Cup.

This report will be updated later in the day, with more images.


American Magic – Wynyard Point bases – Auckland – July 22, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com


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American Magic – second marquee under construction – Wynyard Basin – Auckland – America’s Cup 36 – July 24, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
American Magic – continues recommissioning – Wynyard Basin – Auckland – America’s Cup 36 – July 24, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
INEOS Team UK – base construction – Wynyard Basin – Auckland – America’s Cup 36 – July 24, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
AC9F – Youth America’s Cup – foiling in 18-20kts breeze – Auckland – America’s Cup 36 – July 24, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
AC9F – Youth America’s Cup – foiling in 18-20kts breeze – Auckland – America’s Cup 36 – July 24, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
AC9F – Youth America’s Cup – foiling in 18-20kts breeze – Auckland – America’s Cup 36 – July 24, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
American Magic – continues recommissioning – Wynyard Basin – Auckland – America’s Cup 36 – July 24, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
American Magic – containers become workshops – Wynyard Basin – Auckland – America’s Cup 36 – July 24, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
Te Kahu gets ready for the tow home – Auckland – America’s Cup 36 – July 24, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
AC9F – Youth America’s Cup – in a near capsize – Auckland – America’s Cup 36 – July 24, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
AC9F – Youth America’s Cup – settles down after a near capsize – Auckland – America’s Cup 36 – July 24, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
AC9F – Youth America’s Cup – settles down after a near capsize – Auckland – America’s Cup 36 – July 24, 2020 – photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com


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