Categorized | China Team, CHN-95

The Red Dragon hits the water

Posted on 16 February 2007 by Valencia Sailing

The first ever Chinese-built America’s Cup yacht is now in the water. Earlier this morning, China Team launched their brand new CHN-95. The chinese challenger is now the last one to have launched their brand new boat and as a result the only team remaining is Alinghi, whose SUI-100 should be almost ready.

CHN-95 is the culmination of many months of work and thousands of manhours in China and Valencia. Similar to all other teams, the Chinese will not waste a minute and try to sail today, if the strong winds allow it. After the first sailing trials, the shore and sailing crew will have a period of several weeks to develop the boat, know its sailing characteristics and, most importantly, train.

Video of CHN-95 launch

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

3 Comments For This Post

  1. JeffO Says:

    I’m surprised they didn’t skirt that boat. Regardless, to me, thats the best looking boat in Valencia.

  2. Daniel Andrieu Says:

    as designer of chn 95, i am today far from vlc. so, many thanks to Pierre to put online the launching, that i can follow nearly live at office on my computer ! best regards

  3. Anonymous Says:

    We missed your interview this time Daniel. See you and good luck.

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Categorized | China Team, CHN-95

The Red Dragon hits the water

Posted on 16 February 2007 by Valencia Sailing

The first ever Chinese-built America’s Cup yacht is now in the water. Earlier this morning, China Team launched their brand new CHN-95. The chinese challenger is now the last one to have launched their brand new boat and as a result the only team remaining is Alinghi, whose SUI-100 should be almost ready.

CHN-95 is the culmination of many months of work and thousands of manhours in China and Valencia. Similar to all other teams, the Chinese will not waste a minute and try to sail today, if the strong winds allow it. After the first sailing trials, the shore and sailing crew will have a period of several weeks to develop the boat, know its sailing characteristics and, most importantly, train.

Video of CHN-95 launch

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

CHN-95 launched in the water for the first time. Valencia, 16 February 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

6 Comments For This Post

  1. JeffO Says:

    I’m surprised they didn’t skirt that boat. Regardless, to me, thats the best looking boat in Valencia.

  2. Daniel Andrieu Says:

    as designer of chn 95, i am today far from vlc. so, many thanks to Pierre to put online the launching, that i can follow nearly live at office on my computer ! best regards

  3. Anonymous Says:

    We missed your interview this time Daniel. See you and good luck.

  4. JeffO Says:

    I’m surprised they didn’t skirt that boat. Regardless, to me, thats the best looking boat in Valencia.

  5. Daniel Andrieu Says:

    as designer of chn 95, i am today far from vlc. so, many thanks to Pierre to put online the launching, that i can follow nearly live at office on my computer ! best regards

  6. Anonymous Says:

    We missed your interview this time Daniel. See you and good luck.

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