Category Archives: America’s Cup

Arbitration ambiguity – check out Jack Griffin’s AC newsletter below…

By | March 21, 2019

On 5 March, we learned that Challenger of Record Luna Rossa and Defender Emirates Team New Zealand (together “COR/D”) settled their dispute about the validity of the three late challenges – from Malta Altus Challenge, from Stars & Stripes (USA) and from DutchSail. We later learned that New York Yacht Club’s American Magic asked the… Read More »

Australia wins SailGP Sydney

By | February 20, 2019

Sydney, Australia (February 16, 2019) – The first ever SailGP was witnessed by more than 20,000 people who took to the water on the spectacular Sydney Harbour, providing the perfect amphitheatre for the season kick off. Two days of racing saw six national teams do battle in the world’s most technologically advanced F50 catamarans, competing… Read More »

How SailGP Sydney was won

By | February 20, 2019

After months of planning, testing and training, the moment finally came when the six F50s could be unleashed on Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia. Over two days, six races took place in front of a spectacular crowd who turned up to see if their local home grown talent could win in their own back yard.… Read More »

America’s Cup: is the honeymoon over?

By | February 13, 2019

In the absence of an independent league office to manage the mischief, the complicated dynamics of the America’s Cup can lead to… complications. While the rules in the protocol seek to keep the competition in the middle of the course, the actions of the players often bang the corners for advantage. When the period for… Read More »

America’s Cup: Forming the USA roster

By | February 4, 2019

Published on February 1st, 2019; Long Beach, CA (February 1, 2019) -Stars + Stripes Team USA, a challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, will have an open application process for positions on the team’s sailing roster and on-shore roles. “In the last America’s Cup, the athletes were required to sail the most complex sailboats ever… Read More »

Making history at 36th America’s Cup

By | January 31, 2019

Carolijn Brouwer will become the first female at the helm of an America’s Cup challenger when she leads The Netherlands at the 2021 America’s Cup regatta in Auckland, New Zealand. Brouwer, a 45-year-old from the Netherlands, is a two-time World Sailor of the Year, three-time Olympian and winner of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. Brouwer… Read More »