Sailors from Emirates Team New Zealand are gearing up for the A-Class World Championships on home waters off Takapuna Beach.
“We’ve been chopping and changing daggerboard and rudders, masts, sails... It’s been a global development program that we’ve been running,” says Glenn Ashby, who has 7 world championship titles in the development class catamaran.
“It’s been a lot of fun. Hopefully, our group will be at the pointy end of the fleet with the development that we’ve done. It would be great to be battling it out with those guys in the racing.”
See more on the ETNZ preparations here - http://youtu.be/SbOKRhDkSw4
And a full entry list for the competition can be found here - http://www.sailingeventstakapuna.com/media/files/2014_A_ClassCatamaranWorlds_final_entries.pdf
Racing starts on Sunday, February 9th, with a pre-regatta starting on the 5th.