Video courtesy America’s Cup.
Auckland – Simon Tienpont, prodiere e grinder di Oracle Racing, è tra i protagonisti delle prove generali che l’America’s Cup Race Management sta svolgendo ad Auckland.
Simon, impegnato a bordo dell’AC45 griffato Oracle Racing, ha accettato di indossare una GoPro: le immagini catturate dalla telecamera nelle fasi di pre-partenza rendono chiara l’idea di quanto sarà “fisica” la prossima America’s Cup.
AMERICA’S CUP, THE MAN IN MOTION
[Source America’s Cup] Oracle Racing bowman/grinder Simeon Tienpont is a perpetual motion machine in this video that captures one of Friday’s pre-start sequences.
Simeon agreed to wear a GoPro camera strapped to the middle of his chest for the day. As you can see, he’s in constant motion through the three minutes of pre-start action, only stopping at the end – to hike.
The sailors have been talking about how physical the AC45 catamarans are to sail and this is a very visual demonstration of what they mean.
The camera was on for the entire test match, and the footage for the duration of the 20-minute contest was very similar: Simeon was in constant motion, his movements interrupted only by short 15-20 second ‘breaks’ when he was hiking.
You can bet the AC45 crews are sleeping well this week.