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ETNZ: Faster with 5G

ETNZ: Faster with 5G

To win the next Cup, says Dan Bernasconi, Emirates Team New Zealand’s (ETNZ) Head of Design, we first need to win the innovation race. “The America’s Cup is as much a technology race as it is a yacht race. We know the scope for 5G technology to help make the boat go faster is significant.”...

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007s new toy

007s new toy

Making its world debut at the Dubai International Boat Show earlier this year, the 9.6m Foiler’s equipped with retractable carbon-fibre hydrofoils. When deployed, the boat flies 1.5m above the water. Enata says using the boat is easy – it’s just like a sports car. You press a button to deploy the foils, push the throttles...

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NZ Antique and Classic Boat Show

NZ Antique and Classic Boat Show

The event – held at Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park in early March – drew 110 entries and several hundred spectators. Beattieful is named after the original builder and is owned by Porirua’s Graeme Dutch who says it was used in the Pelorus Sound from 1961-2002, in Kaiapoi from 2002-07, and is...

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Solo Tasman rower

Solo Tasman rower

Donaldson, 47, attempted the crossing in 2014 and came agonisingly close to completing it after 84 days at sea. After paddling half the Tasman with an unrepairable rudder and sitting in a once-in40-year storm – while looking at Mount Taranaki 80km away – he aborted the attempt. “This time around it’s about finishing the job,”...