Video: Last trip for the old America's Cup "dinosaurs"
According to the new "world order" that has now been established in the sport of sailing, the "old and boring" big monohulls, like the dinosaurs, are destined to become an extinct species, at least in the America's Cup. A pair of those yachts, NZL-84 and NZL-92, were loaded yesterday in Auckland onto a cargo ship heading for Dubai. Emirates Team New Zealand will provide two of the yachts that will be used in the upcoming Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai. In fact, it will be the last time an IACC yacht is used in official racing.
Kevin Shoebridge, Chief Operating Officer of Emirates Team NZ, talks about the last trip of his team's old America's Cup yachts. Auckland, 22 September 2010. Video copyright NZ Herald