To New Zealand after a long journey, returned Te Aihe – boat class АС75 built by the current owners of the America’s Cup team Emirates Team New Zealand.
Any special news in this return there would be if a cruel joke on Te Aihe played coronavirus. The story is.
The yacht went on a journey, 2 Feb. And in the new Zealand port of Tauranga it was loaded onto a cargo ship and in company with 16 containers of necessary equipment, instruments and spare parts, as well as speed boats, – all that might need the new Zealand team during the two stages of the America’s cup world series in Cagliari (Italy) and Portsmouth (UK).
The trouble was that until the goods have reached Europe, both regattas in turn canceled because of a pandemic. Had, without unpacking the containers, go back to the other end of the Earth. To Tauranga.
As a result, Te Aihe visited 15 ports, and the rest of the cargo three times to be reloaded onto other vessels. And only today early in the morning – almost 4 months later! is a long and useless journey has ended. Yacht АС75 brought to the base of Emirates Team New Zealand in Auckland.
Well, all’s well that ends well. Recently Te Aihe finally launched.journeyuseless