Category Archives: America’s Cup

American Magic: The sprint against time

By | May 1, 2018

American Magic, New York Yacht Club’s team that’s challenging for the 36th America’s Cup, continues to gain momentum toward the 2021 competition. Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck checks in with American Magic Executive Director and Skipper Terry Hutchinson for an update. In 2018, your plan was to launch a new TP52 for the 52 SUPER SERIES,… Read More »

America’s Cup: Brits stage a bloodless coup

By | April 30, 2018

Sir Ben Ainslie has revealed in the Daily Telegraph (UK) more details of the America’s Cup team’s sponsor-switch to British owned petrochemical conglomerate INEOS. The announcement was unheralded in a theatre where secrets are few. INEOS will pump £110million into the challenge for the 36th America’s Cup. Ainslie says it is effectively a new team… Read More »

Auckland’s latest plan for America’s Cup

By | March 14, 2018

Unlike Oracle Team USA, which leveraged various bidders for the right to host the America’s Cup, new defender Emirates Team New Zealand has been solely working with Auckland to devise the best plan for the team, event, city, and country. Complicating the process is the passage of time as the start of racing is already… Read More »

America’s Cup: two decades later

By | March 9, 2018

After winning the 1995 America’s Cup in San Diego, which saw 11 teams scattered across two harbors, the New Zealand team set about creating a venue in Auckland like no other to stage the 2000 America’s Cup. With government development dollars, the waterfront was transformed into a Cup village, turning the Viaduct Basin, a run-down… Read More »

ETNZ release new soft wingsail concept

By | February 25, 2018

Emirates Team New Zealand has released a video of the soft wingsail that they have developed and are testing for the class rule of for the next (AC36) America’s Cup boat. The twin mainsail concept uses a thick profile conventional mast with twin tracks, and allows the sails to be raised and lowered, removing the… Read More »