Baytex Structures Make their Mark on San Francisco
America’s Cup Team Bases – Port of San Francisco Pier 30 / 32
1. ETNZ Pack up their team base into its containers in Auckland, ready to ship-ff to San Francisco
2 & 3. Unpacking & Installing in San Francisco 4. Offshore View of the ETNZ Base
Two key features of the structures are the 17 metre wide by 6 metre high sliding curtain doors and the unique portal frames designed with sufficient strength to hold the weight of the boat hull.
The front gable of each structure incorporates a heavy-duty truss to support the sliding door curtains. The bi-parting curtains are required to be easily and quickly opened to their full 17 metre width to give free access for the boat hull and just as easily and quickly closed for security purposes.
The portals themselves have sufficient load capacity to allow a 4 tonne boat hull to be hoisted into the air to the desired height for the teams' unique foiling centerboards to be installed, tested and modified within the confines of the tent structure.. Electric chain motors are attached on both sides of each portal and when fully raised the crew have clear and safe access underneath the entire area of both hulls of these catamarans.
Both Management and the individual teams are extremely happy with the visual look and operational effectiveness of their new structures.
The Louis Vuitton Cup round robin began on July 7th, with ETNZ, Luna Rossa and Artemis Racing battling it out for almost two months to see who will challenge Oracle Team USA in the 34th America’s Cup starting on September 7th, 2013.
The Port of San Francisco hosts the 34th America’s Cup in three main on-shore areas of the port, as well as the racing action on the water in San Francisco Bay, with the America’s Cup Village located on the Marina Green, America’s Cup Park at Pier 27 / 29 and the Team Bases, (where you’ll find all the Baytex Structure Tents!) at Pier 30 / 32.
Baytex wish ETNZ & Luna Rossa the best of luck for their upcoming races and look forward to seeing one of them do battle with Oracle Team USA for the Cup. C'mon lads!
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