Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have won another important 49er regatta, this time the ISAF World Cup event in Hyères, France in April. This is the eighteenth 49er event in a row that they have won since taking silver at the 2012 Olympics. London gold medal winners Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen of Artemis finished second in Hyères. Burling was named helmsman for Team New Zealand in March, replacing Dean Barker.
ETNZ’s AC45 Underway to Europe. Development Boat is the Next Project.
Emirates Team New Zealand has shipped their one design foiling AC45 to Portsmouth for the first AC World Series event, which will be held 23-25 July 2015. Previously ETNZ had announced that they would soon start work on their development AC45x, converting a boat they acquired from Team Australia.