August 4, 2021

America’s Cup. Team New Zealand launches its second AC75, Te Rehutai


Team New Zealand’s second AC75 was unveiled by the Defender on Thursday. It will be used to defend the Cup in 100 days. Revolutionary, it was thought to be as efficient in water as in flight.

The America’s Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand unveiled its second-generation AC75 this Thursday, November 19, which it will use to defend the Cup in 100 days. It will be called “Te Rehutai”: “which is the place where the essence of the ocean invigorates and energizes strength and determination”.

Emirates Team New Zealand COO Kevin Shoebridge explained how hard work has been put into getting Te Rehutai into the water. “We had our race boat launch date on the calendar for probably almost a year. So it’s really a huge achievement to lncer Te Rehutai today, given that we lost 5 weeks of construction time during the first COVID-19 lockdown. “

There is a lot to be said for the overall shape of Te Rehutai which underlines the obvious aerodynamic emphasis given to the design like the other new AC75s.