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    Published on 01-24-2021 01:15 PM
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    INEOS TEAM UK jump to the PRADA CUP Final

    INEOS TEAM UK stays unbeaten after what was probably the closest race seen so far on the AC75s, with 9 lead changes throughout the nail biting race against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli.

    With that result, Sir Ben Ainslie’s team won their the fifth race in a row in the Round Robins. Upon finishing the ‘ghost race’ start successfully it took them to 6 points, enough to qualify directly to the PRADA Cup final.

    The Italian Challenger of Record fought until the last jibe of the last leg of a race that was the perfect definition of match race which saw the top speeds exceeding the 50 knot mark for the first time in racing. ...
    Published on 01-18-2021 06:05 PM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - After a mostly sleepless night following the capsize and near-sinking of American Magic's AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, Skipper and Executive Director Terry Hutchinson answered questions for assembled journalists in Auckland, and additional ...
    Published on 01-17-2021 10:17 AM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - After racing into a squall, crashing, capsizing, incurring significant damage and coming close to sinking, American Magic’s AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, made it back to shore at 10:45 PM NZDT after a herculean effort to save the boat.

    “First and foremost, we are incredibly grateful and thankful that everybody is safe,” said Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and Executive Director of American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America’s Cup. “The team did an incredible job getting ...
    Published on 01-16-2021 11:51 AM
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    INEOS TEAM UK win Race 1 of Round Robin 2

    Round Robin 2 - Race 1
    Start: 1655
    Port: GBR
    Stbd: USA
    Course: combination between C&D
    Axis: 211
    Length: 1.58nm
    Current: 0.4 knots @ 337

    Wind: 8-12 knots / 220
    Winner: INEOS TEAM UK 4:59

    As the sky opened up, the heating on the land showed hints of the ingredients for a sea breeze as the ...
    Published on 01-16-2021 11:50 AM
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    PRADA CUP RR1 – Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli vs American Magic

    Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli win Race 3 of Round Robin 1.

    Start: 1515
    Port: ITA
    Stbd: USA
    Course: combination between C &D
    Axis: 204
    Length: 1.8nm
    Current: 1.1 knots @ 336
    8-14 knots / 225 degrees
    Winner: Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli ...
    Published on 01-15-2021 10:43 AM
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    INEOS TEAM UK win RR1 Race 1

    RR1 - Race 1
    Start: 1515
    Port: USA
    Starboard: GBR
    Course: 6
    Axis: 205
    Length: 1.8nm
    Current: 0.9 knots @ 330
    Wind: 8-16knots / 215 degrees

    As the clock counted down for the first race of the day, the pressure was on for both INEOS TEAM UK (GBR) and American Magic (USA), but for the British there was no doubt that the stress of not having won a single race since arriving in Auckland was weighing heavily on the entire team.
    But when it came to crunch time Sir Ben Ainslie’s team appeared to have a strong game plan from the start.

    As both boats entered the starting box there appeared to ...
    Published on 01-08-2021 10:59 AM
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    When the 75ft monohulls took to the air, travelling at speeds that would get you a ticket ashore, it was inevitable that the focus would be on the foils. The ability to lift a 7tonne vessel using a platform barely any bigger than a surf board is an incredible feat in itself.

    So, it was perhaps inevitable that commentators and observers would start focusing their attention on whether a particular set of foils were fast or slow, whether they were more efficient at lifting the boat out of the water or providing low drag at high speed. Their shape and their configurations has been debated at length, as has the issue of whether a particular teams foils are flat or have anhedral, where the foils are angled down to the water. There have also been discussions as to the pros and cons of foils that are straight along their ...
    Published on 12-21-2020 10:31 AM
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    While things did not turn out as planed for the PRADA Christmas Race down in Auckland, the imagery from the 1st 3 days
    via the lens of Carlo Borlenghi was outstanding as seen below... ENJOY!

    20th December 2020


    No winner in Auckland today for the PRADA Christmas Race as the breeze dropped away after
    Published on 12-19-2020 06:06 PM
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    Kiwis are a relentless bunch, don't you think?

    ..as seen HERE

    Published on 12-19-2020 12:12 PM
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    19th December 2020


    As if written into the script, the final race was the one that mattered when it came to who would take the PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland trophy. With Emirates Team New Zealand and American Magic on even points, a win against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli would give the Kiwis the point that they needed to take the trophy.

    And that’s what happened. Emirates Team New Zealand won the last race by 0:16 seconds over Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and opened the bottle of G.H. Mumm Champagne on the Race Village main stage in front of their fans.

    all images © Borlenghi Studio /COR


    RACE 9 – Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli beat INEOS TEAM UK

    Published on 12-18-2020 12:17 PM
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    Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli win race 5 against American Magic

    Race 5
    Start: 1512
    Port: Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team
    Starboard: New York Yacht Club American Magic
    Course: 6
    Axis: 000
    Length: 1.8nm
    Current: 0.9 knots at 050
    Wind speed 12-15kt
    Winner Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli 0:12

    © COR36 / Studio Borlenghi
    After an unconventional pre-start in which Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli (ITA) were dealt a penalty for entering the start box early. They managed to clear this with a couple of tacks, but the real drama was to happen just a few minutes up the first leg.

    Having kept their noses clean and pulled out the makings of a good lead, American Magic (USA) came close to a capsize during a tack when the windward foil seemed to be slow in being raised ...
    Published on 12-17-2020 02:47 PM
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    The foil cant system (FCS) is a one design supplied component designed and developed by ACE for all competitors. It has been used since the inception of this class.

    - All teams are responsible for the installation, ongoing maintenance and operating procedures of their own systems.

    - All teams are provided with full operating and maintenance instructions and programs to ensure effective and reliable performance. ...
    Published on 12-17-2020 10:58 AM
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    The racing has begun in Auckland, and if you are like many in the USA. you found out that this round of racing
    was NOT broadcast for your viewing pleasure and a hefty fee was required to watch live. Although you can stream live
    on your mobile device on Youtube, Facebook and America'scup.com?

    Here is the official Americas Cup report!

    all images © Studio Borlenghi

    17th December 2020

    Racing summary

    The first racing day of the PRADA ACWS Auckland has just concluded and New York Yacht Club American Magic is leading the provisional ranking after winning both the matches they raced today. In second position comes Emirates Team New Zealand (1 point), third Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli (1 point) and fourth INEOS TEAM UK (0 points).

    Races where held with a south-westerly breeze ranged between 15 and 19 knots. ...
    Published on 12-15-2020 05:37 PM
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    With just one month to go to the start of the team’s America’s Cup challenge INEOS TEAM UK, led by Sir Ben Ainslie,
    received an inspiring good luck wishes from Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge in her capacity as Royal Patron of the team’s official charity, the 1851 Trust.

    The message was received ahead of the 100+ strong team racing their ...
    Published on 12-14-2020 09:46 AM
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    Sit back and take in 26 minutes of America's Cup evolution and preview of upcoming
    races in the Waitemata Harbor!

    Published on 12-11-2020 01:03 PM

    Just days away from the America's Cup World Series and the Prada Christmas Cup we're starting to get hints of what might ...
    Published on 12-10-2020 05:29 PM
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    Gilles Martin-Raget took to the skies to capture some of the on the water action occurring in Waitemata Harbor
    And the action between ETNZ and Luna Rossa is nothing short of spectacular!

    Meanwhile, the Brits and INEOS Team UK are seeking a fix to their apparent slow boat
    as ...
    Published on 12-09-2020 12:04 PM
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    With eight days to the first official race of this 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA cycle, the whole machine behind the show had its first successful test run.

    In one of a handful of test days to come, all the technology needed to showcase the racing to ...
    Published on 12-09-2020 11:03 AM
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    Emirates Team New Zealand heard the gun of a race start today for the first time in 3.5 years since 26th June 2017 in Bermuda.

    It was the first of a series of practice races being run by the 36th America’s Cup race management as an opportunity to test the entire network of systems needed to successfully ...
    Published on 11-20-2020 10:10 AM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - 20th November 2020

    A first sail is not usually a year in the planning, but when Te Rehutai hit the water for her first outing today, that was exactly the case with many areas of her new design having been locked in over nine months or more ago, meaning today was a chance to finally validate what the simulations ...