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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 ...
    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 ...
    Published on 04-30-2020 04:37 PM
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    Renowned international yachtsman and regatta official Iain Murray will once again take the reins as the independent Regatta Director for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, including the Prada Cup challenger selection series and the ACWS Auckland event including the Christmas Race.

    He has been jointly appointed ...
    Published on 04-30-2020 11:19 AM
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    Words by Richard Gladwell: Sail-World.com

    Emirates Team New Zealand resumed their on the water development and testing program this morning after being forced off the water on March 23rd by the Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown.

    After dropping their test boat Te Kahu into ...
    Published on 04-27-2020 11:21 AM
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    Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli is making its fifth challenge for the America's Cup © Carlo Borlenghi / Luna Rossa

    Leading Italian website FareVela reports that Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena revealed during an interview that the Italian America's Cup ...
    Published on 04-27-2020 09:51 AM
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    PM's Media Conference 27 April 2020 responding to a question as to whether Australians wanting to enter New Zealand ahead of a possible free-travel arrangement could do so by undergoing 14 days supervised quarantine.

    Published on 04-24-2020 09:36 AM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - 24th April 2020

    An enforced national lockdown in the fight against COVID-19 has sparked an impromptu technical innovation between Emirates Team New Zealand and Igtimi, a GPS tracking and big data Internet of Things company based ...
    Published on 04-23-2020 12:15 PM
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    Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team in Sardinia prior to lockdown

    For one or two teams it may have meant they were comfortable continuing on the path they had chosen, for the others a frantic review of their previous decisions, designs and subsequent roadmap between now and December, which is the next scheduled opportunity to line up.

    But back in the real (although unreal) ...
    Published on 04-01-2020 11:27 AM
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    We are deeply connected to the city of Cagliari, where for overtwo years we have had an established base and integrated our families; it is a city we now feel a part of. When the mayor, Paolo Truzzu, contacted us personally with a request from the SS. Trinità Hospital, we responded immediately ...
    Published on 03-31-2020 09:16 AM
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    Ben Ainslie proud America's Cup designers working on coronavirus ventilators

    My desk in my study on the Isle of Wight looks straight out onto the sea. Usually I find sitting here, watching life go by on the open waves, the most calming place in the world. But today it is eerily quiet. Not a sight or a sound.

    Under normal circumstances, ...
    Published on 03-23-2020 09:10 AM
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    Words by Duncan Johnstone Stuff NZ

    Auckland will be the big winner if the America's Cup world series does eventually get under way.

    The yachting world awaits the first taste of racing in the new 75-foot foiling monohulls but that wait could be quite a while as the syndicates find themselves victims of the sporting ...
    Published on 03-13-2020 10:17 AM
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    Whilst out practicing in Genoa, Luna Rossa, which suffered a dismasting a couple months ago, has endured another
    setback with some major damage to the ...