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    Published on 08-03-2020 07:54 AM
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    3rd August 2020

    DESIGNED TO FLY

    It was August 2012 when the sailing world was turned upside down by a 72-foot catamaran flying in the Hauraki Gulf. Emirates Team New Zealand had brought foiling to the America’s Cup and changed the face of top-level yacht racing forever.

    Since then the increase in performance for America’s Cup ...
    Published on 07-31-2020 08:39 AM
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    Thrust plus lift minus drag equals pucker ...
    Published on 07-27-2020 09:25 AM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - New York Yacht Club American Magic, U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, completed a milestone five-hour sailing session on Auckland's Waitematā Harbour on Monday. The team's AC75 racing yacht, DEFIANT, ...
    Published on 07-17-2020 04:23 PM
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    PRADA CUP RACE CONDITIONS PUBLISHED

    The race conditions of the PRADA Cup, the Challengers Selection Series of the 36th America's Cup presented by PRADA, have now been published.

    Milan, 17 July 2020 - The race conditions of the PRADA Cup, the Challengers Selection Series to be held in January and February 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand, have been published; it is the winner of the PRADA Cup who will challenge the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand in the 36th America's Cup presented by PRADA Final Match, scheduled from March 6 to March 21 2021. To win the America's Cup, you first have to win the PRADA Cup.
    The PRADA Cup will consist of four Round Robins of three races each, a seven-race Semi-Final and a 13-race Final between the two leading teams. Each win scores one point. The Challenger with the highest score at the end of the Round Robins will automatically access the PRADA Cup Final; the remaining two teams will race again in the Semi-Final and the first to win four races will qualify for the Final. The first team to score seven points in the Final will win the PRADA Cup and will challenge the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, in the Final Match of the 36th America's Cup presented by PRADA.






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    NOTICE OF RACE AND CONDITIONS
    36TH AMERICA’S CUP CHALLENGER SELECTION ...
    Published on 07-07-2020 11:44 AM
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    America's Cup case: Team NZ fights NZME in the High Court to contain 'scandalous allegations'

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    Team New Zealand is fighting to prevent the Herald from publishing details of a report by forensic accountants, which the yachting syndicate's lawyer claims contains "scandalous allegations".

    A legal battle this afternoon in the High Court at Auckland involved Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ), America's Cup Event Ltd (ACE), the New Zealand Herald's publisher NZME, the Government and Auckland Council.

    Last week, ACE and ETNZ obtained an interim High Court injunction order against NZME to prevent the media company publishing or broadcasting ...
    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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    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 ...