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maxon drive system helps Emirates Team New Zealand wins defends America’s Cup

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Emirates Team New Zealand successfully defends the America’s Cup. After ten exciting races, the challengers from Italy are defeated. As official supplier, maxon is happy for the New Zealanders and congratulates the team on winning the oldest sailing regatta.

After the decisive seventh victory, cheers erupt among Team New Zealand and the many spectators in the harbor of Auckland, New Zealand. The New Zealanders have just won the 36th America’s Cup and successfully defended their title. It is the fourth triumph after 1995, 2000 and 2017. In the end, the New Zealanders won with 7 to 3 races against the challengers Luna Rossa from Italy and secured the oldest international sailing trophy in the world.

The Italian team was a worthy opponent and ensured that the races on the water remained exciting. The first three days of racing each ended in a draw. It was not until the fourth day that Team New Zealand was able to pull away with a double victory. Their boat “Te Rehutai” showed amazing speed on the courses. In the ninth race, strong nerves were needed. Rapidly shifting winds and repeated lead changes thrilled the spectators. Finally, Team New Zealand won the race. On the following day, the Kiwis did not miss a beat and took their decisive seventh victory.

maxon congratulates the winning team and is proud to be an official supplier of Emirates Team New Zealand. The New Zealanders use a drive combination of a DC motor (480 W), a gearhead and an EPOS motor controller. The drive system has a very high power density and can withstand even the most adverse environmental conditions.

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