Team New Zealand resumes training!
Cancellations, prohibitions, transfers – the last two months, sailing news was purely negative. And finally, – like a breath of fresh air – the news with a plus sign. True, she came from afar – from New Zealand.
The current owners of the America's Cup, Team New Zealand, today resumed training after five weeks of downtime caused by a government ban on any sporting activity. And as soon as the authorities softened measures to combat Covid-19, the team immediately took advantage of this.
Today, finally, work continued on the construction of the second AC75 – a “combat” yacht, on which New Zealanders will have to defend the America’s Cup they won in 2017 in less than a year. Today, the 12-meter test yacht Te Kāhu was launched again and experiments on improving the speed characteristics of the vessel were resumed.
We note an important detail: although the authorities softened measures to combat Covid-19, they still insist on maintaining social distance. In this regard, by order of Team New Zealand, a special sensor was developed that instantly responds to any violation of this distance by yachtsmen, giving sound and light signals. It is worth approaching your partner at least a centimeter – the device will immediately let you know. In general, you will not get sick!
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