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    Published on 02-14-2019 02:37 PM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - 15th February 2019

    In late August 2012, a grainy photo of a boat emerged online.

    Most hardened America’s Cup followers will clearly remember the image that was the talk of the sailing world for many weeks. A high angle shot, looking down on a giant 72 foot red and black Emirates Team New Zealand catamaran seemingly flying above the waters of the Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.

    Debate raged:
    “OMG photoshopped of course,”

    “Can't be foiling - anyone can see from that picture they're simply launched off a wave.” ...
    Published on 02-12-2019 04:12 PM
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    The New Zealand Herald'sPaul Lewis writes:



    Up to three of the six challengers for the 2021 America's Cup in Auckland are the target of legal action to be heard by the Cup's arbitration panel.

    Emirates Team New Zealand yesterday released a brief statement confirming the panel will address a "case under way involving applications ...
    Published on 01-23-2019 09:50 AM
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    New Zealand Herald Reports

    For the first time in the history of Emirates Team New Zealand, the team has begun construction of its own America's Cup boat in their own purpose-built boatyard on Auckland's North Shore.

    Led by Team New Zealand Build Operations Manager Sean Regan, the facility ...
    Published on 01-17-2019 10:06 AM
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    STARS & STRIPES TEAM USA UNVEILS
    AC75 BUILD AND DESIGN DETAILS

    CHALLENGER AIMS TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE LEGACY
    FOR AMERICAN YACHT INDUSTRY
    LONG BEACH, CA – January 17, 2018 – Stars & Stripes Team USA, American flagged Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, today released additional details outlining their boat build and design process.





    This information comes less than one month after the team revealed, as part of their entry announcement, ...
    Published on 12-20-2018 10:03 PM
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    Source: Emirates Team New Zealand - Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are pleased to announce the acceptance of a sixth Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, from The ...
    Published on 12-13-2018 02:39 PM
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    WINTER BASE OPENS AT PORT OF PENSACOLA
    New York Yacht Club American Magic, U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, today announced that the Port of Pensacola will serve as the team’s winter training ...
    Published on 12-12-2018 09:46 AM
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    Long Beach, CA (December 12, 2018) – Long Beach Yacht Club announced today that its entry, Stars & Stripes Team USA, has formally been accepted by the Defender and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as the fifth Challenger of the 36th America’s Cup.

    Co-founded by professional American sailors Mike Buckley and Taylor Canfield, the team represents the first all-American team in over fifteen years to compete for the ...
    Published on 12-06-2018 03:09 PM
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    The Royal Malta Yacht Club’s Notice of Challenge was the first of the eight late entries to be received by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron within the late entry deadline - 5.00 pm on the 30th November NZT- and therefore the first to be processed. ...
    Published on 11-30-2018 03:46 PM
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    A respected yachting commentator claims teams' preparation for the next America's Cup could be set back by up to three months due to technical difficulties, while a proposed second preliminary regatta could be scrapped altogether.
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    Published on 11-29-2018 11:52 PM
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    The period for late entries for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada officially closed today, the 30th November 2018.

    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Emirates Team New Zealand can confirm there have been an additional 8 Notices of Challenge received by the 5pm ...
    Published on 11-29-2018 05:10 PM
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    Over 200 guests from the America’s Cup community from around the world gathered at the Yacht Club de Monaco this evening to celebrate the launch of the Prada Cup – the Challenger Selection Series for the 36th America's Cup presented by Prada.


    The Prada Cup will commence in ...
    Published on 11-10-2018 08:31 AM



    The AM38 test boat, better known as the MULE, touches both sunlight and the sea for the first time. Half the size of ...
    Published on 10-27-2018 10:27 AM
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    American Magic launched a boat yesterday. Does not appear to be 75' long, so we will go with
    a larger scale model than the Ineos version. No official announcement yet made.

    Stay tuned ...
    Published on 10-26-2018 12:20 PM
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    When the new class to be used for the 36th America’s Cup was announced last November, it caused quite a stir. With Emirates Team New Zealand having promised Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa Prada a return to monohulls, everyone knew that the foiling catamaran era would come to a close. What most did not expect, however, was quite such a radical design. The concept of the keel-less, foiling, soft wing-sailed, 75 foot monohull is unlike any other boat in the world and was radical enough that it has caused genuine debate as to whether such a craft would actually be able to sail at all.


    images © HARRY KH/ INEOS TEAM UK


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    Published on 09-18-2018 10:24 AM
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    Emirates Team New Zealand last week revealed the prototype test jig for the AC75 foil cant system that will be used to control the composite foil arms that will essentially lift the foiling 75 foot monohulls out of the water to fly around Auckland’s Waitemata ...
    Published on 09-10-2018 10:13 AM




    A first glimpse at the AC75 the foil control system, one of the supplied parts which will be used to raise and lower the ...
    by Published on 08-31-2018 11:02 AM
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    America’s Cup to be raced in unprecedented proximity to land in Auckland

    America’s Cup Overture

    The America’s Cup community from around the world gathered in Cowes today for the first opportunity to meet the teams entered in the 36th edition and hear about what lies ahead including two milestone announcements made by Emirates Team New Zealand CEO, Grant Dalton.

    Match Dates

    On behalf of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Grant Dalton officially named Auckland as the venue for the ...
    Published on 08-31-2018 10:25 AM
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    INEOS TEAM UK Team Principal and Skipper Ben Ainslie and Giles Scott sail T5 during a testing session on the Solent

    On the day that the America's Cup race course and event dates were announced in Cowes, Isle of Wight, where the Cup began back in 1851, INEOS TEAM UK the British Challenger for the 36th America's Cup also released the first official images of their test boat, ...
    Published on 07-21-2018 06:13 PM
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    INEOS Team UK launches its prototype of the Flying Lizard in Portsmouth, UK
    Above images © Steve A Wenham


    Below images courtesy Blur Sailing ...
    Published on 07-02-2018 01:07 PM
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    SAILING TEAM ROSTER RELEASED BY AMERICA’S CUP CHALLENGER
    NEW YORK YACHT CLUB AMERICAN MAGIC
    New York, N.Y. - New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. sailing team
    challenging for the 36th America’s Cup has announced an initial roster of 17 sailors who
    will train and compete with the team. The accomplished group includes nine Americans
    and sailors from four other nations. The 36th America’s Cup will take place in March
    2021 off Auckland, New Zealand.

    “We’re excited to announce the names on our current sailing team, and continue the
    process of building a focused and successful program,” said Terry Hutchinson
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