The eagerly awaited America’s Cup class 45 footer has been launched and has taken her first sail

She’s afloat!

Here’s what the first step in the next generation of America’s Cup racers looks like. Photos courtesy Gilles Martin-Raget /

Here’s a quick clip of the launching in Auckland.

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