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    Published on 06-29-2020 04:29 PM
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    DEFIANT ARRIVES IN AUCKLAND
    Auckland, New Zealand - DEFIANT, the first AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, has arrived in New Zealand. ...
    Published on 06-29-2020 09:11 AM
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    Informants Outed by Emirates Team New Zealand.
    Auckland, New Zealand - 29th June 2020

    Six months ago Emirates Team New Zealand and ACE (America’s Cup Event Ltd) became suspicious that we had informants in the event organisation (ACE), and these suspicions were confirmed when we had confidential and sensitive information coming ...
    Published on 06-26-2020 06:24 PM




    Auckland, New Zealand - 27th June 2020

    26th of June in Bermuda and the 27th of June in New Zealand, no matter what year, will always be a day of reflection of winning the 35th America’s Cup for many kiwis.

    In the three years since, things have quietly, but frantically, ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 08:45 PM



    After her trip around the world, Te Aihe is getting close to hitting the water once again. ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 03:14 PM
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    Marblehead, Massachusetts has produced a steady stream of America’s Cup talent for well over a century, with sailors like Charles Francis Adams, Ted Hood and Jud Smith leading the way. ...
    Published on 06-24-2020 11:35 AM
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    IAIN MURRAY: "THE AMERICA'S CUP HAS ALWAYS BEEN SUCH A DESIGN CONTEST"
    In April Iain Murray was announced as the Race Director of the 36th America's Cup. It will be the third time that Murray has done this job. His career in the America’s Cup has included roles as skipper and designer, ...
    Published on 06-19-2020 12:03 PM
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    Mafic supports team's safe return to sailing with wearable technology devices to inform social distancing policies:

    With the America’s Cup fast approaching and INEOS TEAM UK, the British Challenger, back on the water, the team has adapted their working ...
    Published on 06-17-2020 10:31 AM
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    How do you go about coaching the best sailors on earth? How do you guide America’s Cup winners, Olympic champions, engineers, athletes, Ph.D.’s, artisans and innovators? All are essential to success, all are at the top of their field, and perhaps consequentially, all are problematic to forge into a cohesive ...
    Published on 06-15-2020 12:28 PM
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    Michael Verdon Writes for The Robb Report


    The 2021 Youth America’s Cup took a big step forward with the successful sea trials of the event’s first boat. The AC9F, a 29.5-foot-long foiling monohull, was designed and built by Yachting Developments in New Zealand. It reaches a top end of about 23 mph. It’s a smaller, ...
    Published on 06-10-2020 01:47 PM



    Chapter 1


    What does it take to win the America’s Cup? You need a boat, a team, and a lot of willpower.
    It’s this need to win that pushes a team to fight all the way to the end.
    The America’s Cup is a challenge against oneself.




    Chapter 2
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    Published on 06-04-2020 09:14 AM
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    New Zealand Herald

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has put the brakes on claims America's Cup challengers' foreign personnel could be allowed into New Zealand within days - casting renewed doubt on the future of the event, ...
    Published on 06-03-2020 10:22 AM
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    Ineos Team UK return to the Solent with reduced crew



    Sir Ben Ainslie’s Ineos Team UK are getting back to training on the Solent this week.
    Since returning from the cancelled ACWS event in Cagliari, Sardinia, the team HQ in Old Portsmouth has been in coronavirus lockdown.
    Ainslie ...
    Published on 06-01-2020 10:59 AM
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    FOCUS ON

    Challengers for Now: trailer for the web series dedicated to the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team challenge now online

    The trailer for the first season of the web series “Challengers for Now”, dedicated to the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team challenge for the 36th America's Cup, is online from today, 25 May. ...
    Published on 05-28-2020 10:41 AM
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    Pensacola, Fla. - DEFIANT, the groundbreaking AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic, departed the team’s winter base at the Port of Pensacola late in the evening on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020. Stored onboard a commercial cargo ship, the AC75 and a significant ...
    Published on 05-26-2020 10:16 AM
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    The Government has admitted that the coronavirus pandemic could affect plans for next year's America's Cup.

    Travel restrictions in New Zealand has created uncertainty over the preparation for the race, scheduled ...
    Published on 05-26-2020 09:47 AM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - 26th May 2020

    It is not so much a triumphant homecoming from Europe for the Emirates Team New Zealand AC75 ‘Te Aihe’- rather a low key but very welcome return in the dark hours of Tuesday morning having been in a state of transit since leaving ...
    Published on 05-21-2020 02:17 PM
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    NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has done a magnificent job since taking office


    Two of Team New Zealand's rivals have expressed a growing frustration at the lack of information from the Government on an issue which could put New Zealand's hosting of the 2021 America's Cup in jeopardy.

    D-day is fast looming for America's ...
    Published on 05-18-2020 11:49 AM



    ETNZ have gotten back on track and have the wheels of production and training steaming along after
    a lengthy Covid ...
    Published on 05-15-2020 08:35 AM
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    Black Magic (NZL 32) and Young America (USA 36) battle for position in the pre-start of the 1995 America's Cup

    As unbelievable as it may seem to those who took part or witnessed it, 13 May 2020 (14 May 2020 - New Zealand Time) will mark a quarter of a century since Team New Zealand in Black Magic (NZL 32) completed one of the most comprehensive victories in the history of the America’s Cup, winning all five races of the 1995 Cup match with margins as much as 4:14. It is one of those days were you remember where you were for New Zealanders above a certain age. The opponent was the colourful Roy Lichtenstein painted Young America (USA 36) (aka the “Mermaid” or “Dorothy”- after surviving damage in a tornado), skippered by New Zealand’s greatest yachting nemesis ...
    Published on 05-06-2020 12:20 PM




    In September 2019, American Magic’s DEFIANT became the first AC75 to both sail and foil on the waters of Narragansett Bay, Rhode ...