Team New Zealand stretches dual-helmsmen testing beyond starting box

Team New Zealand has developed their dual-helming capabilities beyond the starting zone as they maximise the bonus training time handed to them by the delayed start to the America’s Cup match.

Team New Zealand takes on Luna Rossa in a best of 13 race series that won’t start until next Wednesday at the earliest, with Auckland under Level 3 restrictions amidst another Covid-19 lockdown.

The Kiwis have been replicating the Italian approach of having a man on each wheel in the prestarts to negate Peter Burilng having to switch sides during turns in the heated two minutes of the pre-start.

But on Wednesday Team New Zealand was taking that ploy further, sailing long distances without the crew changing sides during tacks or gybes.

Read the full story and check out a video interview with Glenn Ashby at Stuff. By Duncan Johnstone

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