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    Published on 09-09-2021 12:00 PM
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    The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) and Defender Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) along with the Royal Yacht Squadron Ltd (RYSL) and Challenger of Record INEOS Team UK today announce exciting initiatives to be included as part of the Protocol for the 37th America’s ...
    Published on 08-18-2021 11:12 AM
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    So today, 17 August 2021 – being five months since we won the 36th Americas Cup and just one month from the Venue Announcement of the 37th America’s Cup – I think it’s a good time for an update.

    I’ve heard it ...
    Published on 06-15-2021 04:34 PM
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    NZ Herald
    By: Eduan Roos and Julia Gabel


    No final decision has been made about where the next America's Cup will be held - but it is highly unlikely that it will be in New Zealand.

    Team New Zealand CEO ...
    Published on 03-19-2021 09:53 AM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - 19th March 2021

    Emirates Team New Zealand is pleased to confirm that the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has accepted a Notice of Challenge for the 37th America’s Cup (AC37) ...
    Published on 03-17-2021 10:13 AM
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    Auckland, New Zealand – 17th March 2021

    Both crews headed out to the Hauraki Gulf today looking to keep it simple, and stick to what they had trained for years to do. That was the plan – and then Emirates Team New Zealand lifted the intensity after the start of Race 10, to take their fifth race in a row and win the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada.





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    Published on 03-16-2021 09:01 AM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - 16th March 2021

    Both teams headed out to course C onto the Hauraki Gulf today with the same game plan. Keeping it simple - and just focusing on the next race. In what has become a roller coaster of extreme emotions ...
    Published on 03-15-2021 09:02 AM
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    15th March 2021

    36th AMERICA’S CUP PRESENTED BY PRADA DAY 5
    Emirates Team New Zealand take a 5-3 lead

    Day 5 of the America’s Cup presented by PRADA was without a doubt the most heart stopping of the 36th America’s Cup. After four days of deadlock and races decided 5 minutes after the start, today Emirates Team New Zealand put 2 points on the scoreboard and took a 2 win lead over Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli.

    For the first time in this America’s Cup both races saw lead changes. Unsteady and light winds played a big role in the change of fortunes as being on the foils meant the difference ...
    Published on 03-12-2021 08:49 AM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - 12th March 2021

    After Wednesday’s opening salvo of the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada produced a 1-1 scoreline for defender Emirates Team New Zealand, and challenger Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, yesterday’s lay day saw both teams remaining ashore using their time wisely. The shore crew checked every component of the AC75, whilst the sailing ...
    Published on 03-09-2021 10:45 PM
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    It was impossible to exaggerate the importance and significance of the of the first race in any America’s Cup as the anticipation and build up that proceeds the first day is beyond anything else in sport.

    The day one of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA didn’t disappoint with the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand and the Challenger Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sitting on a tie after two races. Pretty even performances between the two boats once again confirmed that there is not space for mistakes.

    Today’s results clearly show that there ...
    Published on 03-09-2021 11:22 AM
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    THE STAGE IS SET

    Three months after the first official race for the new AC75 class, the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA looks set to lay a marker down in history, with the first race of the Match starting tomorrow 10th of March at 4:15pm NZT.

    Emirates Team New Zealand Skipper Peter Burling and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Skipper & Team Director Max Sirena fronted today the opening press conference, ahead of tomorrow’s start to the best of 13 race series.

    Fast, extreme boats capable of previously unimaginable speeds have been the obvious focus for attention. ...
    Published on 03-05-2021 10:51 AM
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    RACING TO START ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 10th UNDER LEVEL 2

    The highly anticipated Race 1 of the 36th America’s Cup Match will start shortly after 4 pm (NZT) on Wednesday 10th March after ...
    Published on 03-02-2021 11:02 AM
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    The latest lockdown in Auckland has delivered a new challenge to both Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli as they prepare for the 36th America’s Cup Match. The level 3 restrictions that were announced by the Government late on Saturday night have already seen the postponement of the start of the Match. There will be no racing this weekend, Wednesday 10 March is the earliest that racing can start. ...
    Published on 02-21-2021 06:41 PM
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    The G.H. Mumm Champagne was flowing for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli who sailed to victory today in the PRADA Cup Final. The Italians winning the Series 7-1 over INEOS TEAM UK, now move onto the America’s Cup Match, the ultimate goal four years in the making, starting in 12 days time.







    Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli outraced the British team in today’s medium to light conditions that proved to favour the Italians so markedly.

    For the second time in their six attempts, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli ...
    Published on 02-19-2021 11:00 PM
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    INEOS TEAM UK beat Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli



    all images © Studio Borlenghi/COR

    Start: 1715
    Port: GBR
    Stbd: ITA
    Course: E
    Axis: 248
    Length: 1.8nm
    Current: 0.2 knots @ 353
    Wind: 8-12knots 225 degrees

    Winner INEOS TEAM UK – 0:14

    For the second race of the day the breeze had increased slightly. INEOS TEAM UK were first into the pre-start zone and were able to control the start more readily. Two small advantages, but would the British team be able to convert these into an advantage at the start?
    As both boats headed towards the start line, positions were reversed from the first start of ...
    Published on 02-19-2021 02:58 PM
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    © Chris Cameron

    With so much riding on this weekend it is not surprising that all eyes have been on the weather forecast. Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli need just three more wins to take the Prada Cup.

    If they continue their winning streak and deliver two victories today, their path ...
    Published on 02-16-2021 06:24 PM
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    17th February 2021

    AMERICA’S CUP EVENT (ACE) POSITION ON CONTINUATION OF RACING:

    In these uncertain times, as the permitted Event Organiser responsible for the delivery of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA in Auckland under ...
    Published on 02-14-2021 01:20 PM
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    PRADA Cup Final Race 4 summary

    With four wins on the scoreboard Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli comes away of the first PRADA Cup Final weekend having stamped their authority and with the first to seven going to the Match, INEOS TEAM UK path gets steeper and steeper.

    A first tight races with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and INEOS TEAM UK displaying perfect one-on-one duels of tacks and tactics, was followed by a race in which the British team made one pre start mistake and were left chasing the Italians for the remained of the race.

    With the boats performance looking pretty even, the start becomes a defining moment. The Italians simply sailed better and dictated both races to the British.

    The races have been held today on ‘the back paddock’ - as the Race Course E is commonly called – with a north-easterly ...
    Published on 02-14-2021 01:03 PM
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    As a result of the Government announcement of a Level 3 lockdown in Auckland, initially for 72 hours, the next scheduled race day ...
    Published on 02-13-2021 10:39 AM
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    Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and INEOS TEAM UK squared off today to determine the winner of the PRADA Cup Challenger Selection Series and the right to face the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand.

    The first day of the PRADA Cup Final was a double for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, with the Italian team taking the lead of the provisional ranking clearly leading both races and appearing just a click faster than the British team.

    Still a long way to go to the end being a 13-races series, with the Italians in need of five more wins to go through ...
    Published on 02-11-2021 11:09 AM
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    For almost two weeks there has been one question that has been doing the rounds more than any other down here in Auckland.
    ‘Who do you think will win the PRADA Cup?’




    With two challengers battling it out in the first to seven win Final to gain the right to take on the Defenders Emirates Team New Zealand, it’s an obvious and simple question. But it’s also one that triggers some of the longest replies as people work through the rationale of their decision in separating two teams that look equally strong.
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