Emirates Team New Zealand has returned to training in Auckland waters, for the final of the 36th America’s Cup, in March 2021.
The challenging teams, Luna Rossa Prada, American Magic and INEOS Team UK, are preparing for the Prada Cup, the tournament that will face the defender, Team New Zealand, and which will be played from January 15 to February 22 from 2021.
Emirates Team New Zealand will train for eleven weeks alone to prepare for the defense of the America’s Cup trophy
After victories in the World Series and the Christmas Cup, the New Zealanders are busy hiding the full potential of their second AC75, the ‘Te Rehutai’
The ‘Te Rehutai’ was shown to be a fast ship and, more importantly, comparatively faster than all its rivals. All of them have admitted that, saying that the ‘Kiwis’ are “one step ahead”.
Radically different from its rivals in many features, Team New Zealand designers claim to have delivered a third-generation boat when their opponents just launched the second-generation in this new AC75 class.
On the 17th, Team New Zealand surprised the world by opening the World Series with a victory over Luna Rossa Prada by 3’13 ”and they achieved the highest speed record with a top of 49.1 knots (91 km / h) .
Another point for the New Zealanders’ rivals to study is the ‘Te Rehutai’ futuristic hull shape and its ability to rise above the water so efficiently. The minimal surface of the ‘foils’ is one of the keys to the New Zealand ship,