Emirates Team New Zealand - AC 72 - 2013

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Emirates Team New Zealand desk model by Abordage Expand

Discover our new treasure, the Emirates Team New Zealand desk model, challenger of the 34th America's Cup.

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$495.00

For the America's Cup lovers and after the Oracle Team USA '17' desk model, this is the must-have product.

Official model maker for Team New Zealand Ltd, we are proud to put on sale this fantastic replica.

Scale 1/100

Size: 9.75" L x 5.5" W x 16" H (or 25 cm L x 14 cm W x 41 cm H)

Please note that a display case ( plexiglas cover ) is included.

This AC 72 Catamaran high-end desk model made of resin, photo-etched parts, acrylic base, North Sails fabrics comes with support and a plexiglas cover 11.75 " L x 8" W x18 H (or 30 cm L x 20 cm W x 46 cm H).

Year2013
Scale1/100
Display CaseYes

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Emirates Team New Zealand - AC 72 - 2013

Emirates Team New Zealand - AC 72 - 2013

There was a crowd in attendance at the launch of the third America's Cup defender designed and built by the Herreshoff brothers. As ever, the boat has been built in an utmost secrecy, forbidding the access of the yard to every journalists and photographers. This time the defender helm was put in the hands of Charles Barr. This was the first time that the famous Scottish skipper, living in he States for some years , had been entrusted with a defender. Captain Nat  was to be his co-skipper.

As John Brown predicted, Columbia's steel mast broke after the first trials, due to electrolysis. It was replaced by another in Oregon pine for the rest of the trials. The final race was held on October 20th. The struggle was hard and none of the two teams managed to take a decisive advantage till the last mark. The two were now both fighting against the wind. They heeled over impressively, stemposts dipping into the spray and lifting immense cascades of water.Throughout this first windward beat, Archie Hogarth tried all he knew to escape Columbia, who was controlling him mercilessly. Columbia obviously cut better through the choppy sea, whereas Shamrock had to force her way through and tossed violently the Defender flying her mainsail, staysail and jib, performed marvellously and hauled the wind without losing speed, her sais always full. Scarcely 5 minutes after rounding the mark, Columbia had the race in her pocket. Shamrock tacked first after 20 mninutes, followed the Americans. The difference separating the two yachts could now be seen, since, from the same initial point, Columbia was already 1/8 mile to windward of the Irish. Barr decided to slacken off to avoid breakages and to make sure of victory, as he was a quarter of a mile to windward of his pursuer, and won easily.

The American skipper and the defender had fulfilled their contract, with their three crushing victories over Sir Thomas Lipton's yacht. Columbia had no difficulty in beating Sir Thomas Lipton's Shamrock, designed by Fife Jr III. Before his promise to come back to the following America's Cup, Sir Thomas Lipton paid tribute to his rival: "Mister Herreshoff has shown that he is the greatest yacht designer in the world".

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