Category Archives: America’s Cup

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 »

America’s Cup: Hearing for bases takes just seven hours

By | September 24, 2018

The Environment Court has finished a Hearing of the Resource Consent Application necessary to obtain permission to construct new America’s Cup facilities in Auckland. Expected initially to last two-three weeks, the Hearing before a Panel of two judges and three Commissioners took just seven hours spread across one and a half days, with almost all parties… Read More »

America’s Cup: foil cant system revealed

By | September 20, 2018

Published on September 19th, 2018, the high performance fully foiling monohull racing yacht to be used in the 2021 America’s Cup will require newly-created innovation to perform as intended. The foil cant system is the foundation for the AC75 which relies on the use of twin canting T-foils, ballasted to provide righting-moment when sailing, and… Read More »

America’s Cup: Team New Zealand take lessons from Volvo Ocean Race in planning for spectators

By | September 12, 2018

When the Volvo Ocean Race fleet departed from the Waitematā Harbour in March, spectators lined the waterfront like palisades. Along the waterfront of the Viaduct and Devonport, and all the way up North head, passionate and casual fans alike turned up for a glimpse of the action. Team New Zealand took notice, and are looking… Read More »