Category Archives: America’s Cup

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 »

America’s Cup teams load the bases

By | February 25, 2018

Things are beginning to hot-up in the TP52 for the America’s Cup teams. Ben Ainslie has already been racing Tony Langley’s British Gladiator in Miami and will return for the NOOD Regatta. Land Rover BAR Gladiator will return to San Diego for the NOOD Regatta on the 16 – 18 March before going on to… Read More »

Another day, another America’s Cup plan…

By | February 23, 2018

A fourth option modelling what an America’s Cup Village in Auckland might look like has arrived today as a planning deadline nears with no agreement in sight. Waterfront land owner Viaduct Harbour Holdings wants most of the eight team bases built on Wynyard Harbour, without the wharf extensions needed in other plans. Chief executive Angela… Read More »