Emirates Team New Zealand unveiled its second AC72 on Monday at the team base in Auckland, at a low-key ceremony where the boat was named ‘New Zealand Aotearoa’.
The team had hoped to launch the boat Monday as well, but the weather wasn't co-operative with overcast, wet, and windy conditions.
“We were ready to launch but the weather wasn’t," said managing director Grant Dalton. “With the gusts making the wing lift difficult this morning, it was prudent not to risk damage at the start of a busy testing program.
“Tomorrow the test program gets underway with load testing and the new boat will be sailing later this week.”
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And photographs from the team base in Auckland can be found here