Category Archives: America’s Cup

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 »

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 »