Dirk de Ridder describes what its like to sail the AC45 and Mark Covell describes a project to build a sports boat from donated items. Plus Ben Ainslie and much more...

The future of the 34th America’s Cup took a giant step forward this week as the prototype of the new AC45 wing masted cat was launched and sailed for the first time in Auckland NZ. Oracle Racing’s Dirk de Ridder was aboard for her maiden sail and tells Guy Swindells what it was like.

Guy also talks to Chris Nicholson about the Camper/Emirates Team New Zealand Volvo 70 campaign.

Ben Ainslie looks back at a tricky year in 2010 and ahead to his current major project, the 2012 Olympics.

Former Olympic sailor Mark Covell describes an innovative project to build a performance boat from donated materials, but only those that have a story attached to them.

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