People with sharp eyes they will have noticed a new addition to the back of the Emirates Team New Zealand AC72.
Over the past few days a small team from ACTV led by On-board Media Manager Mark Sheffield has been working with Emirates Team New Zealand shore crew to install what is simply known as ‘the media module ’ on the aft beam.
This box isn’t all there is to install though. Once the live TV coverage of the racing starts the AC72 will be carrying a total of 230kgs of media equipment consisting of seven on-board cameras, microphones, lights, displays and tracking equipment.
Pictures of today’s practice are here.
This is obviously a significant of extra weight to carry around on such a finely tuned boat but as Mark explains, “We have made sure the package is the same on every boat. Everything is weighed to within the gram and distributed to it is identical on all boats.”