Category Archives: America’s Cup

America’s Cup: the entry process

By | November 30, 2018

The America’s Cup is renowned as one of the most difficult competitions in international sport to win. Just entering the America’s Cup itself is no small feat either. To enter the 36th America’s Cup is no longer a matter of just ‘throwing your hat in the ring’. Currently, there are four official teams – one… Read More »

Skippers talk about the new 75ft AC boats

By | November 2, 2018

Ainslie and other skippers talk about the 75ft boats they’ll be sailing… America’s Cup Q&A episode one: what are the teams looking forward to in the next America’s Cup? Featuring: Peter Burling – Helmsman, Defender Emirates Team New Zealand Max Sirena – Team Director and Skipper, Challenger of Record Luna Rossa Challenge Terry Hutchinson –… Read More »

America’s Cup clock ticking loudly

By | October 16, 2018

A lack of challengers for the 2021 America’s Cup is a disappointment but not a surprise to Kiwi sailor Dean Barker. Only Challenger of Record Luna Rossa, Ben Ainslie’s INEOS Team UK and Barker’s New York Yacht Club entry American Magic have submitted challenges for the Auld Mug, despite Team New Zealand’s hopes of receiving… Read More »

Video: INEOS test boat foil tacking

By | October 12, 2018 A webcam on the Isle of Wight captured this foil tack by the INEOS test boat. This is a highly modified Quant 23 with no keel, a single skin mainsail and an automated foil cant system. In the video, watch for the splash when the port foil is dropped. They go through the tack… Read More »

America’s Cup: First constructions expected to start next month

By | October 4, 2018

Wynyard Edge Alliance held its third Community Liaison Group (CLG) meeting on 27 September to provide an update on the America’s Cup Programme alongside America’s Cup Event Ltd (ACE), Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Panuku Development Auckland and The Wynyard Edge Alliance. The Wynyard Edge Alliance is the group responsible for delivery of… Read More »

Team NZ confirms working with new Challenger

By | September 26, 2018

Emirates Team New Zealand has issued a statement confirming that they interacted with a third Italian team, Columbus 2021. The Challenge first surfaced on September 8 and will be based at the Imperia Yacht Club. “The Defender confirms that there have been communications with the lawyer acting for the Columbus 2021 challenger over the past… Read More »