The original Twisted Flow Wind Tunnel was built in 1994 by
the University of Auckland in conjunction with North Sails NZ and Team New
The wind tunnel has been used mainly for downwind sail testing. The testing carried out by Team New Zealand was instrumental in
their victory in the 1995 America's Cup and successful defence in 2000.
The wind tunnel was then taken over entirely by
the University of Auckland's Yacht Research Unit as a commerical and research