Friday, November 12, 2010

End of an era (II)

The Dubai International Marine Club is playing host to the final official regatta the ACC's will race, the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai. Racing starts on Sunday and today and tomorrow are the official practice days. However, Emirates Team New Zealand, providing two of the four boats that will be used during the event, has been carrying a number of "unofficial" training sessions with ALL4one.

Here's a short video from Thursday's session in quite light winds and, probably, one of the last videos of those yachts in some kind of formal racing.

Emirates Team NZ and ALL4One train in light winds. Dubai, 11 November 2010. Video copyright Emirates Team NZ

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At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Cristian Alberto Palau Cabrera said...

Just one comment: It is kind of sad to change this great boats, even though some say they are obsolet, for the AC72 cats and the "World Sailing League" circus.

My only hope is that the cats last for only one America's Cup (AC 34th), and then we return to the monohulls that are so nice to see sailing in the AC, Volvo Ocean Race, etc.

Best regards,
Cristian Palau


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