America’s Cup Action Photos
Photographer Neil Rabinowitz was on site for the first two days of America's Cup racing between Oracle USA and Emirates Team New Zealand.
The America’s Cup 2013 is up and running. These photos were taken on days 1 and 2, during racing between Oracle USA, and Emirates Team New Zealand.
Oracle USA’s crew has to scurry across the tramp in rapid stages on each tack, making the boats extremely physical to sail.
Oracle and ETNZ cross tacks on the weather leg, shortly after ETNZ claimed the lead.
The reaching starts and quick acceleration of the AC72s require perfect time and distance judgment, in order to round the first mark ahead.
Men in Black mean business as they guard the America’s Cup from happy go lucky Kiwi fans.
It is a wild speed-driven ride aboard these cats, which approach 50 knots.
Wings do not cause bad air to boats downwind as much as conventional sail plans, and foiling leaves only feathery rooster tails astern, so the boat astern climbs up the leader’s transom in an attempt to pass.
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