The Emirates Team New Zealand AC72 has been reduced to its component pieces, a delicate operation which took the best part of two weeks to accomplish. Winch drums and some hardware has been removed to be installed on Boat 2 which will be delivered to the team’s Auckland Viaduct Harbour base early in January.
Shore crew members have worked long and hard to complete decommissioning before Christmas. From tomorrow they will have a little time off before setting about the task of commissioning Boat 2 for its launch in early February.
Chris Cameron’s pictures are here.