Auckland Council Plans AC Team Bases:
Three main options have been put forward as bases for the America’s Cup on the Auckland, New Zealand waterfront at cost of between $ 140 million and $ 190 million. The three options are extending Halsey Wharf, costing $ 190 million, a smaller extension of Halsey Wharf and an extension to Westhaven Marina, and dispersing the syndicate bases between Halsey Wharf, Hobson Wharf and Wynyard Point.
The councilors are required to make a decision on November 23 to allow for resource consent to be lodged in January, work to start mid next year and completed in the second half of 2019.
Panuku Development Auckland design and place director Rod Marler said technical experts have undertake…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Auckland Council Plans AC Team Bases, Assoc Editor
Picking up the Record Setting Pace:
(November 13, 2017; Day 8, 21:00 FR) – François Gabart was on record setting pace today, ahead of Thomas Coville’s time, in spite of a batten problem aboard the trimaran MACIF. To assess the extent of the breakage, Gabart had to lower the sail to gain access to the batten in question and attempt a repair. Gabart managed to consolidate the damaged batten with a provisional repair to hold until the Cape of Good Hope. The skipper of the 30m MACIF trimaran is 303.03 nm ahead of the record pace after covering 681 nm in the past 24 hours. Full report.
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