Tom getting his hands on the tiller was only a matter of time … that makes Nathan, Peter Burling and Tom all steering now …
An excellent video in ETNZ’s use of GoPro cameras for performance analysis.
The GoPro is quickly becoming a must-have piece of performance analysis equipment, mine has been getting more and more use lately.
t’s the difference between hitting a tennis ball against the wall vs playing a real tennis match.
That is what it means for Emirates Team New Zealand to train against Luna Rossa.
When we’re race training against another boat, a bad gybe or tack cannot be dismissed as something that doesn’t matter. Everyone can see what it cost in terms of time and distance.
It’s not rocket science: teams training together. Olympians from different countries have joint training programmes before the games but it’s a new concept in the modern America’s Cup where paranoia runs deeper than the ocean.
Training with Luna Rossa will force us to sail better as team. Luna Rossa has immense sailing talent and their boat is the same design as ours (at least for the time being).
Some people think we are training a competitor. They don’t see what we see – opportunity. As sportsmen we have to prepare ourselves to win, then back ourselves to get the job done on race day.
An awesome post that tells us all how we should train hard with chosen partners, share everything and work towards the goal of making your “enemy”and yourself faster.
ETNZ’s AC72 is an awe inspiring sight. The amount of control they have achieved with no control system visible to casual observers is very impressive.
First, they can enter through an affiliation with a current AC World Series team. Second, they can purchase an AC45 and register a team. Or finally, they can apply and qualify through the Selection Series.
Purchase an AC45!! Team Sugar Daddy anyone ??