Category Archives: America’s Cup

Dalton fires back over America’s Cup ‘event fee’

By | December 11, 2017

Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton says his syndicate won’t benefit directly from any event fee with everything used to run the regatta’s day to day operations. “It could be the best ever America’s Cup if we create the right environment with the event,” Dalton says. The America’s Cup looms as the only major international… Read More »

America’s Cup: New Italian team surfaces

By | December 7, 2017

“Dear Santa,” reads the note by the new defender of the America’s Cup, “All I want for Christmas is more challengers in 2021 than we beat in Bermuda.” That may be a present St. Nicholas can deliver, albeit belated. Entries don’t officially open until January 1, and despite the self-imposed deadline of June 30, 2018,… Read More »

AC: Team NZ accused of ‘corporate blackmail’

By | December 5, 2017

A former Team New Zealand director has condemned management of the Kiwi syndicate for appearing to extort America’s Cup hosting fees out of the New Zealand tax-payer. James Farmer QC, who served as a director of Team NZ from 2007 – 2013, believes Team NZ’s attempts to get Auckland to pay a hosting fee for… Read More »

America’s Cup was “deal of the century” for Bermuda

By | December 4, 2017

The America’s Cup was a “silver bullet” that hit the target in time to save Bermuda’s economy, the Shadow Minister of Economic Development told Parliament last night. Grant Gibbons said the island’s economy would have continued to struggle if it had not been for the money-spinning international sailing event. Dr Gibbons, who met fierce resistance… Read More »

The Business Side of the America’s Cup

By | November 23, 2017

Influence Sports & Media has been appointed by Emirates Team New Zealand as the exclusive commercial agency to assist in its Defence of the 36th America’s Cup. The international sports marketing agency, based in London, will work closely with Emirates Team New Zealand and its partners, the Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa Challenge, and Prada,… Read More »

Auckland AC battle lines drawn…

By | November 13, 2017

A New Zealand Herald’s rounds-man has revealed that opposition forces are regathering to stymie proposals for the hosting of the America’s Cup in Auckland. Various parties opposed to further wharves and development being undertaken on the Waitemata have started lobbying Auckland Councillors ahead of a workshop meeting to be held today, where it was planned… Read More »

Spithill sets himself America’s Cup mission

By | October 30, 2017

After holding on to the America’s Cup for years, Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA lost their title to Emirates Team New Zealand in June 2017. He’s now on a mission to win it back. One of the greatest sporting movie quotes of all time comes from the Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa; “It’s not how… Read More »

Spithill and Oracle looking to America’s Cup

By | October 27, 2017

Spithill says: “Larry [Ellison] wants to wait until the rules and the protocol comes out. But we want to go and get that Cup back. “When you’ve been involved with a great group of people, especially a successful team, it is addictive. It does become an obsession. “Once you get the taste of it, you… Read More »