C-Tech helps Emirates Team New Zealand get to Bermuda
Photo Credit - Hamish Hooper/Emirates Team New Zealand
C-Tech is proud to have been involved with Emirates Team New Zealand for yet another cup campaign.
It has been a 15 year long partnership since C-Tech and Emirates Team New Zealand first worked together during their 2003 campaign to supply sail battens. Despite radical changes in the boats themselves, C-Tech continues to supply top-end carbon components to the high-tech foiling race yachts. C-Tech has now supplied the team with wing components, rudders, dagger board cases, fairings, lifting posts, tiller extensions, accumulator tubes, struts, prods and ‘bike components’ for their 2017 challenge.
C-Techs’ managing director Alex Vallings has been working with the Team since day one. “C-Tech is delighted to be working with Emirates Team New Zealand” says Vallings. “Over the last 5 campaigns we have seen a massive change in technology - foiling has turned sailing on its head. There has been a huge amount of learning needed from the teams, which has given us a fantastic opportunity to learn with them, and keep abreast of the latest developments and manufacturing techniques.”
Emirates Team New Zealand Shore Manager Sean Regan commented “C-Tech have taken on a key role building specialised componentry as part of the build group for our current AC class yacht. The team at C-Tech ensures the constant last minute changes to design and construction are communicated, planned and implemented efficiently to ensure the parts are completed on time and quality controls remain at the highest standard”
The staff at C-Tech enjoys working with Emirates Team New Zealand, and wish them all the best in Bermuda.
Go the Kiwis!