The Copa America 2021 defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, has officially unveiled with their second monohull. The foil AC75. With this vessel, the Kiwi crew hopes to maintain another version of the old Hundred Guinness Jar in Southern Hemisphere waters, as it did in 2000.
Team of Grant Dalton y Peter Burling Was the last participating association to present its second AC75 boat after the challenges of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, New York Yacht Club American Magic Y El Innos Team UK.
New Zealand’s new ship, called Rehutai, Was dropped during a ceremony that aired during business hours. Prime time Local television and more than 900 people participated.
“This is the result of a lot of work over the years,” Captain Peter Burling emphasized the incident. “We’ve definitely focused on the areas where we want to make big progress and The result is a fairly aggressive design“, aadi.
The first test in the water with the new boat will begin this Friday. On the board, the longitudinal configuration of the wedge stands out, Much quieter than its predecessor model, And which resembles the bets made by Inanos Team UK on its second ship called Britannia.
Former professional sailor Mark Oramus told Reuters last month A longitudinal keel allows the air resistance under the boat to be lowered. However, New Zealand team chief designer Dan Bernasconi said that some innovations were still to be shown.
“We’ve seen in the last cup that you can’t rest on your laurel, haul the boat and put your feet up,” Bernasconi told TVNZ. “The team that continues to innovate until the end is the one with the advantage,” he stressed.
Four teams will compete in a training regatta next month Challenges in January before starting their series. The winner of these doubles will face the Emirates team New Zealand in March.